• 25 Years Of Service To The Mankind
  • Many More Glorious Years To Follow


Mr. Gobinda Chandra Pattanaik

Mission Director & Member Secretary

Organisation: Peoples Forum

Education: MA.LLB

Address: At/Po-Pallahat, Dist-Khurda

Number of years in Social sector: 22 years

Gobinda Pattanaik, the Member Secretary cum Chief Executive of People's Forum is a renowned social activist of the state. This master in political science and law is engaged in developing the standard of life of the vulnerable section of the society since his college days way back 1987.He was a student leader in those days & was involved in different movements like land rights, environmental protection & rights to livelihood.

This young activist is very much influenced by the Gandhian philosophy and influenced by Dr. S.N.Subarao. Mr Pattanaik is known for his innovative approaches in development sector. He dreamed Peoples Forum and guided the process of setting an institution for the women and their sustainable livelihood. He played key role in setting up various community institutions and is an advisor to various Dist. Administrations like Member of District Vigilance Committee, District Postal Committee and National Youth Award Committee Member & State Mental Health Authority Member. He is one of the youngest social entrepreneurs of the state to be awarded by Honorable President of India & different Institution for his contribution to the human society like “Prestigious Durgabai Deshmukh” Award by Central Social Welfare Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India conferred by Honourable President of India on 5th November 2012 & Khurda Putra, Sabuja Samman, Kumar Samman. Adikabi Sarala dash smruti samman, Vocational Award by Rotary club of Cuttack, Legal Aid Authority, Besant Selfless Service Award by Theosophical Order of Service (Mahabharat Group), BBSR.

He is having ample amount of experience in managing mental Rehabilitation Centre & hospital and presently managing and developing the only 200 bedded charity hospital of the state popularly known as Mission ASHRA at Bhubaneswar. Mission Ashra is not only serving the destitute of Orissa its catering to all the other states of the country. He is the Mission director of the Institute. Apart from his social activity he is a leading educationalist of the state. His vision for the future helped in establishing two Secondary schools and a renowned software education center at his home town ,khurdha Like his other initiatives he has floated a livelihood support programme known as Mission Annapurna which is presently helping one lakh twenty Thousand families across the two state and 12 districts of the Orissa & Chhattisgarh. With his dream for a harsh free society people’s forum recently floated a new initiative called Mission Ashayein for trafficked girls and women of the state. Recently he is going to establish a unique multispecialty center on mental health to provide all necessary mental health care to the people across the country under one roof.

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Mr. Chitta Ranjan Pattanaik


Mr. M. Muniya

Vice Chairman

Mr. Nisitha Ranjan Nanda


Mr. Debashish Bhattacharya


Mr. Chandra Sekhar Behera


Ms Diptimayee Mohanty


Ms. Mina Kumari Nanda


Mrs. Reeta Pattanaik