Brief Introduction of some of the members actively contributing to the working of IRDS-
Amitabh Thakur- He is an officer of the Indian Police Service of 1992 Batch, UP Cadre. He is a B Tech from IIT Kanpur and is presently undergoing Fellow Program from IIM Lucknow
Utkarsh Kumar Sinha- He is the director of Center for Contemporary studies and Research, working primarily on Human Rights issues and Right to Food. He got his Masters in Defence Sciences of Gorakhpur University, currently undergoing his P Hd on Indo-Bhutan relations.
Nutan Thakur- She is a social activist and Editor of web magazine People's Forum (www.peoplesforumindia.com). She did her P Hd in Hindi on Premchand and her D Litt on Agyeya. She has a book on Stri Vimarsh to her credit.
Raza Rizvi- He is a veteran journalist, lawyer and a social worker. He has been Editor of Hindi daily Trigut for the last 25 years. He got his Masters and L Lb from Lucknow University.
Amit Pandey- He is a Lecturer in the Lucknow University in the Women studies Department. He got his Masters and P Hd in Social work from the same place. He has to his credit many research papers on the same subject.
Khairullah- He is a journalist and social worker associated with many newspapers and magazines. He runs a highly respected Madarsa in Bailo in Gorakhpur. He did his studies from Gorakhpur University.
Puranjay Kumar- He is a business entrepreneur, engaged in many different ventures. He is a Bachelors in History from Mithila University.
Nirmala Rai- She is an educationist dedicating herself to teaching poor and needy children. She is Bachelor in Sanskrit and B Ed from Gorakhpur University.
Dr Mukesh Mishra- He is a lecturer in Archaeology in BSNB Degree College and an eminent archaeologist. He got his Masters and P Hd from Lucknow University. Presently he is working on an ambitious project of restoring glory of many forgotten sites.