At ETASHA, we are a dedicated, hardworking and high energy team of grass roots workers, facilitators, counsellors and mentors. We work as equals and respect each other and everyone around us. We enjoy our work and believe in spreading happiness
MEENAKSHI NAYARFounder President
Equally happy in the field talking to people in the community as in her office sitting behind her desk with her fingers on the keyboard. Meenakshi gets her inspiration from the stars in the trainees’ eyes on getting their first jobs, and from listening to women entrepreneurs talk about the respect they have started getting within their families
COL. SANJAY GANGWARExecutive Director
A veteran Army Officer with experience of working with a Public Charitable Trust supporting NGOs in multiple domains, as well as in a Skill Development University, Col. Gangwar brings with him innovative ideas and youthful energy as well as mature decision-making abilities.
PARUL MEHRAChief – Projects & Corporate Affairs Officer
Parul is always on the lookout for new ideas and entrepreneurship opportunities for the communities with whom she works closely. She is driven and passionate towards implementing programs to enable girls and women especially of Haryana to become skilled, financially independent and lead life with their head held high
ANINDITA KAR GUPTAChief Project Officer & Mentor
Once a teacher always a teacher!!! After many years of working with young adults and older women, Anindita, an empathetic listener, is back to working with school-going adolescents, as the Chief project Officer looking after ETASHA’s newest vertical titled ‘Adolescent Wellbeing and Success'
MINI BHARGAVAChief - Collaborations and MIS
Mini is the walking-talking memory bank and resource library of ETASHA!!
After gaining experience working in all aspects of the Vocational Training & Placement vertical, Mini currently handles the MIS function and oversees the Administration department. Identifying new Collaboration opportunities, managing the Volunteering function and all Charity platforms add immense diversity to her portfolio.
“For me ETASHA is a platform for exploring our inner potential & skills, unlearning the old and
establishing connections with new trends, resources and learnings. It is amazing to be a part of an enthusiastic, young and versatile team”
“ETASHA has given me the platform to follow my passion of empowering women financially and
Project Coordinator & Mentor
“ETASHA’s cause, work culture and governance practices, particularly the complete
transparency in use of funds, are the main attractions that have kept me here for over a
decade. I feel honoured to be an ETASHIAN.”
“ETASHA has revolutionised the lives of youth especially young men and women. I feel proud to be a part of ETASHA, especially when I see the youth getting empowered with skilling."
Kuldeep Kumar Tyagi
Manager Community Relations
“Working with ETASHA is the turning point of my life. It’s my first job, and I have witnessed so much growth in myself in terms of attitude, perception and skills. ETASHA has given me a chance to explore my potential. ETASHA
is my second home and a place where I feel happy and hopeful."
Center Manager - CDC 1 and 2
“ETASHA is a life changing experience for me. It is the place where I feel empowered everyday! The process of training youth gives me joy and contentment. It is one place where people realise their self worth and get courage
to soar high with confidence. It is the platform where youth fulfill their dreams and learn to become of use to the society. The job placement of every youth thrills me as it takes a lot effort to skill and change the
mindsetof a 12th pass student."
Program Manager - VTP