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Our Team

Dr.Varsha Rokade

Self-signed crusader for social change, Dr. Varsha Rokade, breathes in human welfare as her first priority. Her social actions, professional activism and personal perseverance add value to the world today and live as concrete and profound examples for Welfare First. Her work, her petitions found answers that were long forsaken in the fields of human rights and social justice. Her passion and drive has helped her connect with like-minded achievers, decision makers and luminaries. Decades of her grass root initiatives have saved and served lives for ‘the cause’ which was much later founded as Welfare First. Dr. Varsha has revolutionized the existing system and has secured positive changes in the lives of deprived children, underprivileged women, neglected elderly, and the community as a whole. Her efforts have enhanced human welfare in downtrodden societies both as an individual and as a team. She holds a Ph.D in law from Mumbai University. She is also a renowned advocate who delivers value through information advocacy services and is presently Expert, Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Women and Child Ministry, Government of Maharashtra. She is the former Secetary, Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.

Adv.Shamkant Patil

A former District Women and Child Development Officer under the Women and Child Ministry,Government of Maharashtra,Advocate Shamkant Patil comes with more than 32 years experience in the field catering to the welfare of underprivileged women and children.He holds a Masters in Social Work and has devoted himself to the social cause.He has also won numerous awards for his relentless pursuit in ensuring home and family for hundreds of missing and orphaned children besides being a family counsellor. He is also an Expert, Maharashtra State Child Rights Commission and has been running an orphanage in Nasik since the last 28 years.