The Avijai Charitable Trust boasts of a Board of Trustees that are both accomplished and highly reputed in their areas of expertise.
Mr. Prabhat Chandra Chaturvedi, I. A. S. (Retd.), Managing Trustee:
Mr. Prabhat Chaturvedi is the guiding and driving force behind the Trust. He brings not only his vision but also a vast and rich experience of 36 years of public services on to the board.
Mr. Chaturvedi is an officer of the 1975 batch of I.A.S. (Uttar Pradesh Cadre), and has held in his tenure very important assignments for the Central as well as the Uttar Pradesh Governments. He worked at the Prime Minister’s office with late Prime Ministers Shri V. P. Singh, Shri Chandrashekhar and Shri. P. V. Narsimha Rao. He also worked as Secretary to Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh late Shri Ram Prakash.
Recognized as one of the most outstanding I.A.S. officers from the Uttar Pradesh Cadre, Mr. Chaturvedi retired as Secretary, Labour and Employment, Government of India in August 2011, and is fondly remembered for his integrity, honestly, performance and efficiency.
Mr. Chaturvedi hails from one of the most reputed families of Uttar Pradesh. His father, Late Shri A.C. Chaturvedi, and his uncle, Late Shri G. C. Chaturvedi, were both Secretaries with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and many other members of his family have held senior I.A.S. positions. The family further comprises of reputed Doctors, Engineers, University Professors and leading Lawyers.
Mr. Chaturvedi graduated from the prestigious Colvin Taluqdar’s College in Lucknow. He topped the university at both his Bachelors [B.Sc. (Hons)] as well as his Masters [M.Sc. (Physics)] level. Alongside academics, Mr. Chaturvedi was an outstanding sportsman. He represented Lucknow University in Tennis, Badminton, Cricket and Football at the inter-university level and was credited with Tennis Captaincy. He won no less than 12 Gold Medals, including the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for best all rounder, while at the University.
Mr. Chaturvedi has been well known for encouraging and promoting sports in Uttar Pradesh. He was the man behind the establishment of the U. P. Table Tennis Academy, the U. P. Badminton Academy, and several other tennis complexes in Lucknow. He was the president of U. P. Badminton Association for many years and continues to be the President of U.P. Table Tennis Association, U. P. Chess Association and the U. P. Sports Development Society. He has also been the Secretary of Lucknow Golf Club for several years and is remembered for developing the Club into one of the most prestigious and sought after sports destinations in Lucknow.
At the National level, Mr. Chaturvedi is the President of the Table Tennis Federation of India and Council Member of the Indian Golf Union.
At the International level, he is the President of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation and a Council Member of the Asian Table Tennis Union.
Dr. Abhimanyu Chaturvedi, Trustee:
Dr. Abhimanyu Chaturvedi, leading the delivery team for Avijai Charitable Trust is responsible for competent execution of projects. He is well-known for his enthusiasm, optimism, spirit and hardwork.
A Master of Dental Surgery from chaudhary charan singh university meerut in the field of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics and Implantology and an active member of Indian Dental Association, , Dr. Abhimanyu has started the first ever free dental implants program for the underprivileged in the history of indian dental sciences.
Dr. Abhimanyu was a student of the reputed Seth M. R. Jaipuria School in Lucknow and even while in school he was a sports enthusiast, excelling in both Cricket and Golf. He was actively involved in extra-curricular activities in school and believes that these have helped him understand team dynamics without losing focus on individual excellence. Dr. Abhimanyu Chaturvedi is also a gifted Synthesizer player.