WOTRian of the month

Romit Banerjee

Romit Banerjee has been with WOTR since 2010. He has joined WOTR as Social Officer and is now Assistant Manager at our Regional Resource Centre in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. A graduate of XIDAS Jabalpur, he shares with us his story in our 'WOTRian of the month'.

Sibaprasad Sahu

I was born on May 5, 1979 in the district of Kendrapara, Odisha. My father was a clerk and my mother a housewife. As we grew up in a joint family, we had lots of interaction with all family members. After doing my schooling in Odia medium, I went to the city of Bhubaneshwar, and did my BA and MA in History from the famous Utkal University. Typically, students of MA History try for civil services but owing to personal reasons, I chose not to go in for that.

Premsagar Tasgaonkar

‘I was born in 1985 in the town of Satara. My father was a controller in the MSRTC and my mother a homemaker. My father spent more time in Mahabaleshwar, due to its salubrious and pleasant climate. At that time, as a child, I realised that a difference in climate could make such an impact in someone’s life. My father was used to the cool climate of Mahabaleshwar and so never liked to spend too much time at his hometown due to the climate.

Sujaya Dangwar

‘I was born and brought up in the city of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Odisha. Though hailing from a small remote village in Jharkhand’s Gumla district, the village of Rampur, I grew up in an urban environment till my graduation. So my upbringing was very urban, and like any typical city kid. However, being originally from a small village I had an idea from a young age about the issues and challenges of the rural areas of the country.

Hemant Pinjan

‘I grew up in a colony of the Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. (HAL), which had all the facilities that one could ask for like a school, sports ground, shopping centre, health centre and so on. I had a wonderful childhood, growing up with boys and girls from different states of India. As HAL was a PSU, families from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bengalis and Maharashtrians all lived together happily. We celebrated dandiya, Ganpati and all community festivals.

Harish Daware

Harish Daware is currently a Deputy General Manager in WOTR, working at the Ahmednagar office. He has been working in WOTR since 1996, joining straight after graduating from the Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth Parbhani (VNMKV). He reflects on his memorable and continuing journey with WOTR, from a Trainee Engineer to a DGM.

Kiran Shelke

“I was born and brought up in Ahmednagar town. So, I have done my schooling in Ahmednagar from Bhausaheb Firodiya High School, Ahmednagar. After that, I did my graduation in commerce from Ahmednagar College. Then, I completed my Masters in Commerce (M.Com.), Institute of Management Studies (IMS PUBR), Pune University.Then, I did Diploma in Business Management. During my graduation, I was working with a chartered accountant for three years.

Eshwer Kale

“I was born in Paithan town of #Aurangabad, #Maharashtra. I did my graduation in computer management and after my graduation in 2003, I worked in the IT sector for a year. But, since I was voluntarily associated with an NGO named Institute of Health Management Pachod from 4th standard till my graduation, the desire to work for the society was always there inside me. It influenced me to do an MSW (Masters in Social Work) from the karve institute of social service - Msw, Pune University.