Initially trained as an economist in India, he did his Graduation at St. Stephen's College. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Jaipuria Institute of Management. He did his doctoral work at the Population Research Center at the University of Meghalay. Orginally from Deoria,Shashwat Dwivedi is now based in Lucknow.
Shashwat Dwivedi has led the Status of Primary Education Report (SPER) effort since it was launched in April 2012.
In 2008,Shashwat Dwivedi was awarded the Maulana Abul Kalam Shiksha Puraskar by the Sakshat Foundation.He has represented Namaste Public at a variety of national and international forums.He is currently an Asstt.Professor at City College of Management, Lucknow.
Mr.Praveen K .Gupt is founder manager /secretary of the Organization.He is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. He is well regarded for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour.He is a renowned Lecturer of Political Science.He had attached in various colleges and universities.
Praveen K. Gupt was born on July 07, 1981, in a village in the Sant Kabeer Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh . Mr. Gupt completed his Matriculation examination from the local school in 1996. His academic career took him from Uttar Pradesh, University of Lucknow, where he earned a First Class Master Degree in Political Science in 2004. Mr. Gupt following this with Ph.D. in Rural Development from Lucknow University since2010. His book, “National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the Context of Rural Development” was an early critique of India’s Rural employment scheme.
Mr.Gupt’s academic credentials were burnished by the years he spent on the faculty of Baba Saheb Bheem Rao Ambedkar Law College Lucknow and the prestigious City Academy Group of Colleges. At present he is Senior Research Fellow in Lucknow University.
Ashish Modanval has been associated with Namaste Public Welfare Society since April 2013 and has contributed immensely towards the goal of the organization. He has previously completed his Graduation from C.S.J.M. University Kanpur and currently pursuing Post Graduation from University of Lucknow. He was Captain of State Level Cricket Team of Uttar Pradesh (Under 17) and also received various scholarships in Education. Presently he is working as Project Manager in Microsoft Corporation India.
He is responsible for organizing all programmes and events related to Education, Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Health & Sanitation, Environment Protection and Democratic Values.
Pankaj K. Tiwari is a renowned Asstt. Professor at RIET, Lucknow. He holds M. Phil Degree in Geography & Education.
Pankaj has 10 years of experienceas an education and social activist. He co-founded Namaste Public Welfare Society in 2012 and is responsible for the direct programs in Lucknow, as well as the Namaste Public Council for Vulnerable Section across Uttar Pradesh. In addition to his work at Namaste Public, he is Ex-Faculty member, Asha Smriti College of Education, Lucknow.
Sagar Singh has been working with Namaste Public since 2012 and has handled various responsibilities in these Months. He is currently responsible for setting up the District Resource Centres in various District of Uttar Pradesh, and is also working on building the capacities of the Namaste Public national team. He is interested in developing material for rural people and innovative rural modules.