Founder, Mai Bharat & Mitra Foundation
because we want your voice to be heard.
I am not someone sitting in a high place talking about social issues and law in a lofty manner. I am not even an intellectual. Not even a pseudo one! In fact, when I look into the mirror I see the visage of an ordinary man whose only credentials can be that he can empathize with the plight of other ordinary men and women like him. And that is why I am here to speak on their behalf.
Ritesh is an Economics Honours & Law graduate into solicitation since 2002. Married and father of twins, he is a Dreamer, Adventurer, rally motorist, Writer, Poet, Public Speaker, Editor of Magazine Legal Mitra and Law to Life.
He is a Socio-Eco activist at heart who founded ‘Mitra Foundation’ and ‘Mai Bharat ‘ – NGOs active in Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat and extensively into Rajasthan. Known for his works relating to various mass awareness activities and tech enabled livelihood support initiatives for tribals and other vulnerable sections of society, he emerged as a leader in many grass root movements. His campaign against Land Acquisition, Labour Rights, water and sanitation, Sterilization, Smart Gram and GramDan were highly successful which attracted many recognition and nominations.
Some of his widely praised initiatives include I M the Change, Speak Up India, Sudhar Jao, Thursday Tea Talk, Bol Neta Bol, Silent Disco, Kit-Tea, Janwaro ki to Suno, Access Legal, U-Think Speak Change, RITES, Pick Up a Cup & Speak Up, 3-Minute Challenge, Educating beyond Education, Cool Scool, Chai Chat, Nukkad, eLaj, Organs for Life and Jugaad factory.
He is a Lawyer by profession but his passion for engineering and technology is truly reflected his privately owned companies ‘RITES’ – an Environment Solution company and SARVlife- a Technology based R&D company which serves to cope with this ever widening technological gap and emphasize the concept of ‘Tech-Ecological Equity – All people irrespective of their area of inheritance whether rural or urban, can choose and use technologies that assist them in leading a life they value without compromising the ability of others and future generations to do the same.’