SANDEEP MAHAPATRA (TRUSTEE)
Sandeep Kumar Mahapatra completed his M.Phil. in International Law and M.A. Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been practicing lawyer since 2002 in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court.Apart from being a Lawyer with more than 15 years of experience, he has been involved in many socio-political activities since his student days. Sandeep has the rare distinction of being elected as the President of the JNU Students Union (JNUSU) as a candidate of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, as also Joint Secretary and member of the Students Council. In 2016, the President of India nominated him as Member of the JNU Court, the highest decision making body of the varsity.
Presently he is the General Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakata Parishad (ABAP), Delhi State. He was the Vice President of World Organisation for Students and Youth (WOSY) during 2010-13. He is regularly invited to speak on legal issues as well as other relevant socio-political issues and is a regular panellist to represent the RSS on various national TV channels as also international radio broadcasters like BBC. He has been nominated as Member, Governing Body of Aryabhatta College. He was also Member, Governing body of Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University. From time to time, Sandeep also contributes regularly to various publications on issues of national importance.
As General Secretary of ABAP, Delhi, Sandeep is working towards re-invigorating the organisation by regularly organising study circles, seminars and other activities to benefit the legal community and is also instrumental in filing of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to draw the attention of the Courts to relevant issues facing the society at large.
As a lawyer Sandeep also undertakes pro-bono work to help the deprived section of the society.