Board of Trustees
Mrs. Shakuntala Athalye
Mrs. Shakuntala Athalye founded Pragati Kendra for her mentally challenged daughter, Meera, on 23rd April 1978, with a foresight of helping many more such children in future. Even today at the age of 90, she is very active. Her concern for the rehabilitation of mentally challenged is to be felt to believe.
Mrs. Shubhada Godbole
Mrs. Shubhada Godbole, Retired Principal of the school, continued working as Secretary till 2000 & later became Trustee of the organization. It is due to her relentless efforts that Pragati Kendra became a well known name in the field of Special Education.
Mrs. Vijaya Khare has been taking care of the accounts of Pragati Kendra since its inception. Nobody else knows better than her, the struggle for achieving the financial stability that the institution enjoys today.
Smt. Pratibha Vaidya
Her Journey with Pragati Kendra started a way back in 1980. Influenced by the devotion of the then trustees, she decided to leverage her good oratory and marketing skills to help aggressively sell products made by Meera Vidyalaya children and worked towards popularity of the school.
|Mrs. Vijaya Khare|
|Mrs. Vijaya Khare has been taking care of the accounts of Pragati Kendra since its inception. Nobody else knows better than her, the struggle for achieving the financial stability that the institution enjoys today.
|Smt Anuradha Ganpule|
|Smt Anuradha Ganapule joined Pragati Kendra in 1986 as a Specially Trained Teacher and retired as Principal of “Meera Vidyalaya” in 2008. In this span of 18 years, she experimented with various techniques in teaching learning process for the improvement in teaching quality.
|Smt Savita Gokhale (Treasurer)|| Mrs. Savita Gokhale has keen interest in social work. She got involved in the activities of Pragati Kendra as a committee member since 1998 and then worked as the treasurer. Her contribution in the progress of Pragati Kendra is certainly notable and she is looked upon as a great support to Pragati Kendra.
|Smt Uma Munje |
|Mrs. Uma Munje joined Pragati Kendra in 1992 with a view that working with the mentally challenged would be an emotionally satisfying experience. Her valuable contribution is backbone of the growth and progress of the organisation.
|Dr. Sujata Patade |
|Doctor by profession, she takes care of health related issues of the children of Meera Vidyalaya.
|Smt Sneha Mayekar ||Mrs. Sneha Mayekar is Principal of “Meera Vidyalaya”, a School run for mentally challenged children by Pragati Kendra. She is qualified as B. A. D.M.R. (Diploma in Mental Retardation) from Society for care, treatment and training of special children in need of special care, Mumbai.
|Dr Vidya Rao ||Dr. Vidya Rao, an Ayurvedic Consultant has been practising for the past 25 years. She is currently attached to Konkan Hospital, Jogeshwari and Nakshatra hospital, Andheri. She is a qualified Yoga Trainer and uses this therapy for her patients. She is also Managing Committee Member of MVM Junior College, Mulund since 2012.
At Pragati Kendra she is a managing committee member. She actively participates in all the activities of the organisation.
|Smt Tanishka Phanasgaonkar ||Mrs. Tanishka Phanasgaonkar joined Pragati Kendra in 2004. Her devotion and active participation are the key factors behind the success of any event. She is also responsible for communicating and liasoning with other bodies and well wishers.|
|Shri Bharat Joshi ||Mr. Bharat Joshi has been a member of Pragati Kendra since 1997. He has conducted training camps for children and also held position of President for the period 2011-13.
|Shri. Nagesh Musale||Mr. Nagesh Musale has been associated with Pragati Kendra since 1990. He has keen interest in social service and was SEM for eight years. Because of his active involvement in the activities, Pragati Kendra is benefitted in many ways.|
|Smt. Prita Mistry||Mrs. Prita Mistry is associated with Pragati Kendra from last 7 years. She has been coaching the children of Meera Vidyalaya for participating in various competitions. She helps the craft teachers in every possible way. She became a committee member in 2013 and is still actively involved.|