Organization

Executive Managing Committee

Dr. Arvind Kulkarni

President of Society
Dr. Arvind Vishnu Kulkarni has been the Chairman of Kamayani Society since year 2007. He follows the footsteps of Late Smt. Sindhutai Joshi, Founder of Kamayani in 1964 in Pune.

Dr. Kulkarni, graduate of BJ Medical College, was born and educated in Pune. He received his postgraduate medical training in CANCER in Liverpool and New York Universities. After practicing in USA, UK and Canada, Dr Kulkarni returned to India and worked as cancer specialist in Jaslok Hospital, Bombay Hospital and in Ruby Hall Hospital as Head of Radiation Oncology Department. He did research also in alternative medicine like Ayurved, Homeopathy, Yoga, and Mind-Body Medicine to study their benefits. Dr. Kulkarni has treated more than 30000 cancer patients in past 40 years of his medical practice. Dr. Kulkarni received “LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” in 2010 in Mumbai in hands of His Excellency the Governor of Maharashtra. Dr. Kulkarni gives all the credit to his mother Vaidya Laxmibai Kulkarni, a bright Ayurvedic Doctor and a Corporator of Pune Municipality in late 1940s who positively influenced his childhood.

As the chairman of prestigious Kamayani, which is one of the top names in education, employment and rehabilitation of Mentally Disabled persons, Dr. Kulkarni initiated various novel projects in past 8 years. Kamayanischool.org website, new training workshop at Kamayani Nigdi, Employment Promotion for disabled, Vocational Training , solar energy projects, plantation of trees at various Kamayani Branches, drip irrigation, day care centers, Kamayani Talegaon Farm Training Centre, Coordinating overseas generous grants especially from BNY Mellon and UWW in USA , Job Fairs for walk-in candidates and on the spot job offers from big industrial houses, CCTV security systems, GPRS tracking systems for Kamayani School Buses are just a few examples of the progress Kamayani is making under the leadership of Dr. Kulkarni. In 2013, he was awarded Leadership India Award by All India Achievers Foundation in New Delhi. Dr. Kulkarni is a multi faceted personality devoted to medicine, social work, education and music. DR. Kulkarni is also author of the book "War Against Cancer."

Dr Ashutosh Bhupatkar

Chairman
Dr Bhupatkar has been a Life Member of Deccan Education Society and was Director of IMDR, Pune for 16 years.  He brings his experience of teaching, research and administration in guiding administration of schools and workshops of Kamayani Society.  He has been on the Managing Committee of Kamayani for over 20 years.

Smt. Shreelekha A. (Anuradha) Kulkarni

Vice Chairman
Daughter of our founder Smt Sindhutai Joshi, Smt. Kulkarni is now Managing Trustee of Kamayani Society. After a B.A (Hon) from Pune University she completed post-graduation from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai in1962. She worked at Khatau Mills, Mumbai and then at Hindusthan Antibiotics, Pimpri as a Labour Welfare Officer. She now devotes more time and attention to the work at Kamayani Society, guiding research work, public relations and administrative activities of the society and Kamayani Schools.


Adv Suhas Nagare

Secretary of the Kamayani Society

Mr. Pradip Moghe, Treasurer

As an officer in Bank of Maharashtra, Mr Moghe has vast experience in Banking, Audit and Accounting. He has been involved in the financial management of the Society now for the last 10 years in an honorary capacity.



Shri Ashok Kulkarni

Joint Secretary of the Kamayani Society

Mrs. Uttara Pandit (Medhatai)

Member of the Kamayani Society
Medhatai as she is popularly known is a science graduate with post graduate degree in Social Work from Karve Institute of Social Work. She is associated with Kamayani since 1980 managing various responsibilities and events, especially fund raising and collecting donations. She has worked for placement of children in retail shops and factories.

Medhatai is a member of various social organizations like Rotary club of Poona and has won awards for her work in Rotary Club and Scouts and Guides.

Smt Suprabha Sawant

Member of the Kamayani Society
Smt Sawant has vast experience of running a Special School for mentally retarded. She started her career in Kamayani School, Gokhalenagar, Pune and later became Principal of Kamayani School, Nigdi in . She was awarded the Maharashtra State Award for the Best Teacher in 19. After her retirement in 20, she is associated with the Managing Committee.

Dr Asha Deshpande

Member of the Kamayani Society
Dr Deshpande has a PhD in Social Work and has led the research activities of Kamayani for the last decade and more. She has presented papers at International Conferences on research relating to Mentally Retarded persons. Her research has focused on issues relating to employment of intellectually challenged persons, effect of music therapy on self injurious and aggressive behaviour of mentally challenged children and fostering adaptive sexual behaviour.

Smt Madhulika Bhupatkar

Member of the Kamayani Society

Dr Janhavi Thatte

Member of the Kamayani Society

Shri Sharad Patwardhan

Member of the Kamayani Society

Shri Javed Inamdar

Member of the Kamayani Society