Rakshak Foundation is an award winning voluntary organization, based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is the CSR division of Rakshak Subidha Pvt. Ltd., involved in humanitarian and charitable activities for over 25 years. Since 2016, Rakshak Foundation has adopted a focused vision of 'Jute for Climate Action' through its flagship project 'Jute Story Beyond Bars'.
A signatory member of United Nations Global Compact, Network India and Women's Empowerment Principles, founded by UNGC and UN Women, the foundation undertakes various humanitarian and charitable activities, aligned with the UNSGDs, impacting over 2 lakh lives, touching 5 lakh lives with an outreach of more 10 million across the globe.
The foundation strives to enter the decade of action, with a vision to revive eco-friendly jute and reform prison inmates through responsible skill and livelihood development for a greener, healthier and inclusive world aligned with the UNSDGs 2030
Jaydip Das, Director & CEO, Rakshak Subidha Pvt. Ltd. is the Founding Trustee of the Rakshak Foundation Trust. He is a business man who is an ardent social worker and philanthropist
Chaitali Das, is the Global Chairperson and Managing Trustee of Rakshak Foundaiton Trust. She is dubbed as the 'Jute Revivalist' due to her monumental work in revival of Jute, a social entrepreneur who works relentlessly for reformation of prison inmates and their inclusion in the mainstream society and an ardent advocate of Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.
Rakshak Foundation is headed by Founding Trustee, Sri Jaydip Das, advised by a robust Board of Advisors of highly qualified and experienced experts. The foundation is ably managed by its Managing Trustee and Global Chairperson Smt Chaitali Das with her core council of Committee Chairs for various sectors. We have established various chapters in India, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Gujrat, Delhi, we are in the process of incorporating more chapters pan India as we our operations expand. Our international chapters include UK, Scotland, Canada and SriLanka, we are expanding globally as well. We have recently installed Ms. Peru Universe, Ms. Pierangeli Dodero Jovich as our Rakshak Universe Goodwill Ambassador.
Honorary Board of Advisors
Former Brigadier General Balbir Singh is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at Techno India Group (Salt Lake Campus). He was the Former Dean Administration at Asansol Engg College and Exectuive Director Ballavpur Paper Manufacturing Limited.
Former Wing Commander, Devender Jeet Kler is a decorated officer of the Indian Ar Force, conferred with the Vayu Sena Medal by the President of India
Retd. IPS, Former Addl. Director General of Police, Government of West Bengal, and Post Retirement - Chairman, Municipal Service Commission and Advisor: Kolkata Municipal Corporation & Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority, Bidhannagar
Former Brigadier General
Wing Commander (Retd.),
Devender Jeet Singh Kler
Former Addl. DGP, WB Police
Raj Kamal Johri
Film Director, Music Producer, Ambassador – UNESCO USA – Action Moves People United
Owner & Managing Director - The George Telegraph Group,
Senior Vice President - All India Football Federation
Acting Secretary-General, Federation of Chambers of Commerce And Industry of Sri Lanka
International Brand Ambassadors
Rakshak Goodwill Ambassadors have been installed in South America and UAE to spread eco-consciousness and promote Indian Jute.
RAKSHAK BRAND AMBASSADORS
Mrs. Peru Universe,
Pierangeli Dodero Jovich
Mrs. Universe, Peru. Ms. Pierangeli Dodero Jovich, has been installed as a RAKSHAK UNIVERSE, International Goodwill Ambassador to promote our Jute Story Beyond Bars initiative
International Singer, Ms. Sonia Majeed has been installed as a International Goodwill Ambassador, UAE, to promote our Jute Story Beyond Bars initiative
Team Rakshak- Core Committees & Members
Rakshak Foundation has instituted different committees who constitute the core group of functionaries of the organization.
TEAM RAKSHAK- CORE COMMITTEES & MEMBERS
Chairperson, Legal Affairs
Legal Expert on Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice
Chartered Accountant & Fashion Designer
Brand & Marketing Com Specialist, Author and Poet, Social Commentator
Chairperson, Women Empowerment
Educationist & Philanthropist
The foundation has instituted various forums which function autonomously under the Rakshak Foundation head quarter.
The Rakshak Royal Society (TRRS)
‘The Rakshak Royal Society’, is an exclusive society of the members of royal and noble lineage. It aims to continue the rich heritage and recognize the good work done by individuals and organizations in the fields of social welfare and other socially relevant disciplines.
Rakshak Young Leaders' Forum
Many prestigious educational institutions like Delhi School of Economics, Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jadavpur University, BBIT and such have entrusted us with their interns. Rakshak Young Leaders Forum has been established to mentor our alumnus interns to create the nex-gen leaders who will carry this mantle of humanitarian service and goodwill ahead.
Rakshak Foundation- International & National Chapters
The foundation has instituted various chapters functioning under the Rakshak Foundation head quarter.
Rakshak Foundation-Scotland Chapter
is one of the most vibrant and active International chapters of Rakshak Foundation, headed by Chapter Chairperson, Manjari Singh and Co-Chair, Pratibha Singh
Rakshak Foundation- UK Chapter
is headed by Chapter Chairperson, Kalpana Kundan and Co-Chair, .............
Rakshak Foundation- Canada
is headed by Chapter Chairperson, Monika Consul
Rakshak Foundation- Kolkata
is headed by Chapter Chairperson, Anusri Sheth