About us

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Started as an activity way back in 1993, by Medha Kulkarni and veterans such as Pushpa Bhave and Anil Awachat, Sampark today has gained tremendous momentum. It has grown to become a movement. A movement that advocates ‘change’.
Sampark means contact or to connect. This is the first step in establishing a dialogue. A dialogue which would help to bring about a change in peoples attitudes and behaviour. Hence, the name. Because we believe in this word to the core. We believe that with right communication based on precise information, anything is achievable. From change of heart
to change in policy. Sampark believes that social change is not necessarily achieved through provocative agitations. Persuasion with the help of correct Advocacy and the right choice of words can lead to the desired action. By harnessing this incredible power of words, Sampark has been instrumental in prompting public debates and resolving several social problems while influencing the formulation and implementation of public policies.  

 

Some of the issues Sampark helped gain a voice are :
 

-  Livelihood
-  Literacy
-  Anti liquor campaign
-  Maternal & neonatal health
-  Malnutrition
-  Employment Guarantee Scheme
-  Development of Dalits
-  Right to Information
-  MNREGA

 
Of course, none of this would have been possible without Sampark's network of media
persons, researchers, experts and netizens. Through this network, we are connected with
various social organisations, movements and the media which helps us keep a tab on the
emerging global and local trends, policies and the consequent challenges for social
movements. Sampark also promotes good work being done by the NGOs and Governments through
media. On one hand, it facilitates NGOs and volunteers to reach out to policy makers and
media, and on the other hand it brings journalists, academicians and opinion makers near to
the movements.

MINDS AT WORK:
Medha Kulkarni

Founder / Trustee

Puspa Bhave

President

Anil Shaligram

Trustee

Hemant Karnik

Chief Advisor

Tanaji Patil

Project Development

Neha Khare

Corporate Affairs

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Aashay Gune

Social Media

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Snehal Bansode

Team Member

Mrunalini Jog

Advocacy

Varsha Athavle

Editor - Navi Umed

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Anant Vaidya

Team Member

Tushar Gaikwad

Team Member

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Meenakumari Yadav

Team Member

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