WOTRian of the month

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.

Ujwala Kavthekar

Ujwala Kavthekar is associated with WOTR since 2002. She is currently working as ‘Senior Officer-Health and Women Development’ in Aurangabad RRC and handling health projects of WOTR and Sampada Trust. Read on to know her story

Priyank Joshi

‘Though born in Ujjain, in Madhya Pradesh, I grew up in different towns of Rajasthan like Kota, Rawatbhata (near India’s first nuclear power plant) and the small town of Pratapgrarh. Growing up in a state where acute water scarcity was an ever present problem, it made me aware of the problems faced by the rural communities due to lack of water. This kindled in me, at a young age, the desire to do something later in my life for such communities.

Ajay Shelke

Ajay Shelke completed 19 years of service with WOTR in July 2018. He is currently Manager at WOTR’s Pune office. Read on to know his story and vision for the future, for himself and the organisation.

Dipak Zade

‘I did my graduation in Electronics in 2001 but somehow I felt that it was not what I wanted to pursue as a career. As I was exploring other options, one of my friends introduced me to Anthropology. It attracted me as it is more connected to human beings and the society we live in. After completing my Master degree in Anthropology in 2003, I worked with Pune and Mumbai based institutions.

Hyderabad RRC All-Women Team

“Though raised in a city, I always had a fascination for plants and natural habitat. So, I decided to do an MSc. in Agricultural Science. Since I was keen on working for natural resource management, WOTR’s areas of work seemed like a perfect match.” says Bhavana reflecting on her 10-year journey with WOTR. To this Jyothirmayee adds that, "Each of us has a different educational background- Development, Environmental Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.

Ananda Wani

Dr. Ananda Ganpat Wani was born in an agriculturalists family in 1950. He has made his entire career in agriculture, starting from 1972 and rose to become an HOD in the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri. He is currently an Agriculture Consultant with WOTR. Read to know his experiences and what he wishes for the future.