Our Board

Mr. Ramashankar Chaurasia

President

Mr. R.S Chaurasia started his career as a lecturer in 1954 and began participating in trade union activities for ensuring welfare of workers. In 1983 he got associated with Bachpan Bachao Andolan  for the liberation of bonded labourers trapped in t stone quarries & brick kils and for ensuring freedom of child labourers from the carpet industry in Mirzapur. A dedicated movement leader, Mr. Chaurasia has personally freed thousands of children from slavery and left no stone unturned to ensure timely repatriation & rehabilitation of children. He also participated in marches organized by BBA and Global March in India. He was the General Secretary of AVA and now is the President of the Board of Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

Ms. Priyanka Ribhu

General Secretary

Ms. Priyanka Ribhu is a human rights activist and an anti-child labour movement unifier and strategist with more than 15 years of experience in identifying and leading opportunities for public policy advocacy and has acted as a trusted counsel for decision makers for strategic planning and other interventions. Ms. Ribhu has served as the Officer in Charge of the largest anti-child labour movement, the Global March Against Child Labour for almost a decade and now she serves as the General Secretary of Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

Mr. Laxman Singh

Treasurer

Mr. Laxman Singh is among the earliest children rescued from a lifetime of bonded labour by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi. When Mr. Singh was rescued, he was seven and worked in the stone quarries of Faridabad in Haryana. He was then enrolled in a school and was encouraged to get literate to lead a life of dignity and respect.  Now he serves as the treasurer of Bachpan Bachao Andolan. 

Mr. Anukul Chandra Pradhan

Member

Mr. Anukul Chandra Pradhan is a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and a supporter of the movement against child labour, slavery and bonded labour.

Mr. Nathu Lal Vaish

Member

Mr. Nathu Lal Vaish is a leading medical professional with specialization in ophthalmology and is a keen advocate for the rights of children.

Mr. Dhananjay Tingal

Member

Mr. Dhananjay Tingal has 18 years of experience in the development sector and has served as an independent consultant to various agencies like World Vision, Save the Children, Indo Global Service Society, and Prayas. Prior to joining Bachpan Bachao Andolan he worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the Ministry of Human Resource Development. In 2014 he was designated as Executive Director and responsible for fundraising, planning, implementation, and ongoing review of BBA’s programs.

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