Educational institutions play a crucial role in impacting and developing children and youth. We conduct 1 time 1 hour child friendly interactive sessions on "BEING RESPONSIBLE NETIZEN's" for student from STD V onwards to create awareness about cyber safety promote responsible online behavior. We also seek their support online on www.responsiblenetism.org to build collective action thereby strengthening us to make a few appeals to the Government at a National level so as to ensure that the Government prioritizes issues related to Cyber Safety.
Ms. Sonali Patankar
PRESIDENT, FOUNDER OF AHAAN FOUNDATION AND RESPONSIBLE NETISM
Sonali Patankar is a professional social worker with Bachelors degree in Social Work from Nirmala Niketan – College of Social work. She has to her credit more than 22 years of professional experience and has worked with eminent organisations such as CRY- Child Rights and You, PCGT - Public Concern for Governance and Trust, IL&FS and Salaam Bombay Foundation. She has been instrumental in hosting the Tobacco free Mumbai campaign with the Mumbai police in partnership with Salaam Bombay Foundation. She also holds a diploma in school counselling from SNDT ‐ Churchgate and has worked with schools as a counsellor. Sonali is currently the President of Ahaan Foundation a trust registered in 2012 and has conceptualised and founded Responsible Netism - the only non profit initiative of the state promoting cyber wellness and responsible online behaviour for online protection of children and adults. The team has successfully sensitised over 8.5 lakh children and adults since inception.
Mr. Tushar Bhagat
TREASURER AHAAN FOUNDATION, CEO G5 WEB SERVICES, FOUNDER
Mr. Tushar Bhagat completed BE in Computer Engg from Mumbai university, Started his web development company at very young age. Being in Business since 2003 served many companies including, Microsoft, Intel, Glenmark Pharma, Sun Pharma, Mahindra Finance etc. His company G5 Web Services is currently focsing more on Mobile App Development, Robotic Process Automation, Cyber Safety, Cloud Backup Solution. His Company is Recognised by Silicon India Top 100 Mobile App Development Companies in India. Awarded with Business Excellence Award for IT & Software, Arthsanket Invvovative Business Award. Currently Serving as a Director at Unovation Ditigal Tech. Pvt. Ltd, CEO at G5 Web Services and Trustee & Acting Treasurer of Responsible Netism.
Mr. Utpal Madane
SECRETARY, AHAAN FOUNDATION, CHAIRMAN V.P. PRASHUMA ARTS AND PRINTERS
Mr. Utpal Madane is a young entrepreneur who started his carrier at the age of 22 as a printing technologist in Mumbai. He now has his printing business spread over Mumbai, Nashik and Jalgaon. He is also having his leg in the field of catering and hospitality services. He is also associated with Marathi Asmita Cultural Foundation a company formed by music director Shri. Kaushal Inamdar, which is formed to take Marathi Music and Literature across globe. He has volunteered to support us because he believes that promoting the movement Responsible Netism is need of hour for well being of the society.
Mr. Unmesh Joshi
Mr. Unmesh Joshi is a young dynamic and successful businessman from Thane. He owns Bharatiya Vastra Shilpa - A leading garment manufacturing company that has pioneered in the field of promoting Marathi Calligraphy poetry and Marathi culture on his garments and has several Young Entrepreneurs Awards to his credit. He is also very actively involved in reviving theatre, promoting films and events. Unmesh had completed his graduation in Political science and Law. He is closely associated with Mumbai , Thane, Navi Mumbai Police and cyber lawyers in the city . He is involved in doing a comparative study of cyber laws and law enforcement agencies of various countries and passionately talks about legal implications of irresponsible online behavior.
Mr. Sumeet Rathod
WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBER, FOUNDER DIRECTOR VERSION NEXT TECHNOLOGIES
Mr. Sumeet Rathod is a computer science graduate from Mumbai University with 8+years of experience in IT industry. He specializes in the field of social networking sites and is the co-founder laibhaari.com (a marathi facebook look alike). He has worked with the Anti Terrorist Squad and SID for security application and continues to assist the cyber cell. He has recentlt developed a softare and application called MOBICID to monitor and improve online behavior of children and adults.
Mr. Hemant Shinde
WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBER, FOUNDER - CREATIVE DIRECTOR /VFX & CG, GENERALIST
The man behind the Indian classic cult film SHOLAY 3D, he has been an Animation Veteran with almost 15 years of business. Having worked on several National and International Animation & Visual Effects projects with renowned Film Production Houses & Studios.He has volunteered to support our Creative front to promote the movement. He would emphasize on Creative tips to ensure security within homes and institutions.
Ms. Manjula Nair
WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBER, FOUNDER - PGDC (GUIDANCE & COUNSELING)
Manjula is the Secretary of Bharatiya Stree Shakti (BSS), Mumbai and promoter of digital literacy at Responsible Nitizm. She is also a member of the National Executive Council of BSS. She has around two decades of experience in the areas of family counseling, life skills training and teaching. She has worked extensively with women and adolescents and has also taught Science, Mathematics and Geography at some of the top schools in Mumbai.