Vijay Munshi

Vijay Munshi is a graduate engineer with post-graduation in management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has been a practising manager for thirty years and for the last twelve years, a Facilitator and Coach. He is a poet and translator in Hindi and English with six published collections. Vijay is based in Pune. Reach Vijay at: vmunshi1@rediffmail.com Mobile: +91-9822413744

Awaken I- our Solution to sustainable Livelihood

Awaken I bridges the gap between job vacancies or entrepreneurial opportunities and the unemployable talent in India. Pragati Foundation drive this national agenda for inclusive growth, by catering to the needs of poor.  It is designed to benefit the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ Campaign, it aims to position India as the skill capital of world Pragati Foundation’s Awaken I …

The Problem

In 2012, the Indian government stated 22% of its population is below its official poverty limit.   There is a need for empowerment of underprivileged women and youth through creation of sustainable and joyful employment. There is a burgeoning youth population in India and the number of jobless youth has reached an alarming proportion.   Today, India is one of the youngest …

Past Initiatives

A) Women and Health – Maharastra (MAHWAH) 1998 to 2000 A multi-regional Collaborative effort to promote comprehensive, gender sensitive, sustainable health care for all, with special concern for women and girl children, and other disadvantaged persons throughout the stages of their lives. B) Creating Inspiring NGOs: Creating Inspiring NGOs was a systematic planned intervention specially designed for NGOs and Institutions …

Latest News

GCJ India 2017 Would you like to meet your global neighbors, be a citizen diplomat and peacemaker? Take this journey of discovery. As a GCJ delegate you can be part of a life changing adventure in sharing, learning and building.   WHAT: Delegation of 12 U.S. and 8 Indian delegates to Pune, Maharashtra, India plus Maher staff   WHEN:  16th- …

Krishnamurthy Vijayan

Krish Vijayan has 25 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, with 11 years at Chief Executive Level. Currently he is on a sabbatical to pursue a passion for social funding. Krish is a Consultant to many Foundations & Trusts. He has spearheaded fundraising for many organizations. For Pragati Foundation’s Awakeni project, Krish has begun the process of setting up an MFI …

Raman Kumar

An Electrical Engineer with over 40 years of rich experience in Engineering Business Management and now engaged in Development of a Learning & Research Academy. KEY SKILLS Leadership Skills – Ability to translate vision and mission into actionable agenda and goal setting; communicate goals and objectives; provide leadership by example and thus inspire teams toward collective action. Business Skills – …

Vishwas Datye

Consultant, Coach and Facilitator Expertise: Business analysis; data based management and effective communication Experience: 35 years of industry experience out of which 31 were spent with Philips. The last 15 years were in fairly senior positions as plant head or business head. By listening to the calling of his heart, even while being an active business manager, he has been …

Punam Gupta

Current Activities IT Consultant to the Diabetes Unit, KEM Hospital since 1989. The Diabetes Unit, KEM Hospital, Pune in collaboration with the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton, UK conducted a study of maternal nutrition & intrauterine foetal growth in rural India funded by the Wellcome Trust. Collaborator in the KEM-WELLCOME-MRC Maternal Nutrition Study. Past Job Responsibilities held, Achievements and Areas …