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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF CLAP

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Dr. Bikash Das

President, CLAP.

Dr. Das has served CLAP since 1994. He possesses a Doctorate Degree in Law and Governance from India’s premier institution Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He served as the Advisor to the Commissioners of Supreme Court of India on Food Right between 2003-2006. He was a member of Editorial 

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Prof. P.K. Sarkar

Chairperson, General Body of CLAP.

Prof. Sarkar was the former Head of the Department of Law, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He initiated a course on Human Right for Law Students in the Utkal University in the year 2000. He has to his credit several research publications especially in the field of human rights law. He is widely

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Sangita Majhi

Vice – President, CLAP.

Ms. Sangita Majhi is a Lawyer and  Women’s Rights Activist. She possesses a Master Degree in Law and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mediation. She has been in the forefront of Women Right Movement since 2010.

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Prof. Karnadev Muduli

Member, CLAP.

Prof. Muduli had been teaching law in The Law College, Cuttack for over 30-years. He was instrumental in promoting legal literacy movement by preparing more than 60 publications in local language in a demystified language. He was the Founder Vice President of CLAP.

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Prof. Chinmaya Haldar

Member, CLAP.

Prof. Chinmaya Haldar had been teaching law in The Law College, Cuttack for over 30-years. His area of specialisation is Human Right and Constitutional Law. He has been credited with several publications and is a skilled trainer on the subject of law.

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Bhaktabatsal Mohanty

Member, CLAP.

A lifelong grassroots social activist and presently working among primitive tribal community in various parts of India, Mr. Mohanty’s major contribution is in the field of realisation of Forest Rights conferred on Scheduled Tribe and Forest Dwellers.

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Sukeshi Oram

Member, CLAP.

She was a Member of National Commission for Women, New Delhi for a period of 3-years between 1997 to 2000. She was the former Chairperson of TRIFED, a Public Sector Undertaking of Government of India. She was also the Chairperson of Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation of Government of Odisha.

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Nibedita Mohanty

Member, CLAP.

A Clinical Psychologist by profession, Mrs. Nibedita Mohanty has made significant contribution in the field of Mental Health and SRHR as a Human Right. She has written several papers on the theme of Mental Health and SRHR. She has conducted regular training programme for capacity building of Legal and Medical Professionals on the above theme.

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Hrudaya Ballav Das

Member, CLAP.

Mr. H.B. Das was a former Special Judge, C.B.I. and a former Prof. of Law in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Govt. of India, Mussorie

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Snigdha Panigrahi

Member, CLAP.

Mrs. Panigrahi was a Member of Women Commission of Odisha and former Adjudicating Member of Consumer Redressal Forum, Bhubaneswar. Currently, she is a practising Lawyer and involved in Women Right Movement in Odisha.

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Purusottam Sahoo

Project Coordinator cum Ex-officio Secretary, CLAP.

Mr. Sahoo is the Secretary to the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer of CLAP. A trained Law Graduate who has been associated with CLAP since 1991, he has a long experience in Project Formulation and Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation of Learning. He has wide exposure into civil society activism especially in the field of protection and promotion of Human Rights.

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