TARA Akshar+

Adult Literacy Program
"Providing literacy solutions to empower lives"


Dr. Ashok Khosla

Chairman,The DA Group

Dr. Ashok Khosla is Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group, a consortium of social enterprises based in India whose mission is to create technologies, businesses and markets for large scale generation of sustainable livelihoods. Read More

Victor Lyons

Creator, The TARA Akshar Programme

Lyons was trained in the field of mental health and specialised in PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). He has been a practitioner, and a trainer of practitioners, and instigated delivery centres in both the UK and the US. Read More

Colonel MS Ahluwalia

Chief Project Manager

As an Indian Army officer, Col. Ahluwalia specialised in running large-scale training operations. He is a seasoned flying instructor and is an expert on the subject. Read More

Dr. Alka Srivastava

Senior Programme Director

Work experience of 26 years in research and training comprising advocacy of the marginalized sections of the society especially women. Read More

Srimoyee Mitra

Deputy Manager

Srimoyee is a Deputy Manager at Development Alternatives, and her work majorly lies in the project management and research and development space. Read More

Aquil Ahmad

Aquil has a Masters degree in Social Work from Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P) with specialization in Community Development. Read More

Divya Mehrotra

Deputy Manager

Currently working as Deputy Manager for TARA Akshar+ in Development Alternatives, Divya comes with an Honours degree in Political Science from University of Delhi and a Gold Medal in Women’s Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. Read More

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev has an Honours degree in economics and has a total work experience of nine years. Read More

Sooraj Gond

Suraj has a Masters degree in Sociology. He has been associated with Development Alternatives for over two years now and works on data entry. Read More