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WHO
WE ARE

Board Members.

Our team is now located in the US, but our hearts belong to the rural communities in Uttar Pradesh, India, where we grew up and studied before coming to pursue our dreams in America. Because we grew up immersed in an area that was surrounded by poverty, we understand firsthand the challenges that exist for young girls who yearn to receive a proper education

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Santosh Yadav

Founder and President

I'm Santosh Yadav, a scientist passionate about my daily activities from work to cooking. I founded Shiksha Nidhi to address the challenges similar to those I faced growing up in Ghazipur, UP, particularly for girls facing socioeconomic hardships and educational barriers. This organization aims to empower young girls to overcome gender educational disparities. Our mission includes partnering with local schools to offer affordable, quality education and reliable transportation. We aspire to establish Shiksha Nidhi Education for Girls in the U.S. to support underprivileged girls in rural India, nurturing future leaders.

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Aparna Subramanian

Director of Operations

I'm Santosh Yadav, a scientist passionate about my daily activities from work to cooking. I founded Shiksha Nidhi to address the challenges similar to those I faced growing up in Ghazipur, UP, particularly for girls facing socioeconomic hardships and educational barriers. This organization aims to empower young girls to overcome gender educational disparities. Our mission includes partnering with local schools to offer affordable, quality education and reliable transportation. We aspire to establish Shiksha Nidhi Education for Girls in the U.S. to support underprivileged girls in rural India, nurturing future leaders.

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Amit Katiyar

Treasurer and Head of Fundraising

Dr. Amit Katiyar serves as the Treasurer and Head of Fundraising for Shiksha Nidhi. Originating from a modest background in Kanpur Dehat, UP, India, Amit is dedicated to his career and is passionate about educational development in India's underserved regions. His involvement in Shiksha Nidhi is driven by a desire to enhance education for underprivileged girls, aiming for a future where all girls have access to education, college, and fulfilling careers. This endeavor is not only about academic success but also about empowering them to contribute positively to their families and society. We invite you to join us in supporting Shiksha Nidhi.

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Abhimaneu Pandey

Secretary 

Abhimaneu Pandey serves as the Secretary for Shiksha Nidhi. Hailing from Bangalore, India, he is currently furthering his medical education in the United States. His journey with Shiksha Nidhi began during his junior year in college, sparked by his awareness of educational and opportunity disparities in India. Driven by a desire to make a meaningful impact, Abhimaneu is committed to empowering girls who lack the same opportunities he has been fortunate to receive. He aims not only to contribute positively himself but also to inspire others to join in this vital cause!

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