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Rising India Research Foundation is a Section 8 non-profit company, established in 2014, by Dr.Girish Lad . Our Organisation thrives towards acheiving several objectives by being committed towards women empowerment and Promoting mental health for all. Our Fundamental objectives underlie empowering women that leads to the overall development of communities and the nation as a whole. To achieve this Primary objective Rising India has undertaken several initiatives and Research Projects and worked actively towards combating illegal sex determination practices and raising awareness about the repercussions of female Foeticide. Our research initiatives with Maharashtra State Commission for Women have illuminated the physical and mental health of working women, ensuring that their well-being remains a priority. Futhermore, Our Utmost Priority is Mental Well being of all .We made our first move towards mental health by Directing a Marathi play Kasab aani Mi which emphasized on increasing Violence amongst children and to spread awareness about Psychological wellbeing which was showcased at Several places. In addition to our endeavours in spreading awareness and after realizing the significance of Mental health , Rising India Research Foundation has also partnered with Texas School of Mental Health, USA and expanded our services of mental health. As a part of this, we are the first in the world to commence the Center for Psycho-Oncology-Crafting the Tapestry of Hope and Resilience, a much-needed initiative, catering the mental health interventions for individuals with the cancer, their family members, caregivers, volunteers and medical professionals. At Rising India, we staunchly believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships. We actively seek collaborations with government agencies, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, and passionate individuals who share our vision. Also cohesive and well-functioning team is an essential component of any organization, as it plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and achieving success. We are Proud to tell that we are immensely grateful for the dedication and support of our team, volunteers, donors, and partners who have been instrumental in our achievements. Join us in our mission to empower women, improve mental health, and build a brighter future for all. Together, we can engraft a society where every individual prospers and achieves their full potential.
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Rising India envisions a future where the nation's development is propelled by a steadfast commitment to mental fitness and the empowerment of women.

We firmly believe that mental fitness is essential for overall well-being and productivity, while empowering women is a powerful driver of social and economic progress. By prioritizing these aspects, we strive to make a positive impact on individuals and society as a whole.

Rising India's mission is multifaceted and far reaching, encompassing the establishment of a mental health centre, Center for Psycho-Oncology, Partnered with Texas School of Mental Health USA ,offering professional courses through a mental health finishing school, and empowering women through education, financial independence, and a role in effective decision-making.

By addressing these areas, Rising India is contributing to the well-being and development of all.

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Board of Directors

Dr. Girish Lad
Founder & Chairman

Dr. Girish Lad is an electronics graduate, Management Post Graduate, MA Psychology & has been awarded with Honourable Doctorate/PhD from a France University. Read More

Dr. Tarang Lad
Director Finance

Dr. Tarang Lad is a Masters Human Genetics and PhD. She is a social entrepreneur and has over 25 years of experience in the field IT & Social Sector.

Dr. Tahreen Syed
Director & Head-Center for Psycho-Oncology

Dr. Tahreen Syed is Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery ,Post Graduate in Counselling Psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology & a PhD Research Scholar.
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Our Team


Ms. Alafiya Vora

HR Manager & Consultant Psychologist

Alafiya brings a unique blend of expertise in both human resources and psychology to provide comprehensive support and guidance in the workplace. Alafiya's background as a consultant psychologist adds another layer of insight and expertise. She has a strong understanding of human behavior, emotional well-being, and mental health in the workplace.


Ms. Alisha Crasto

Program Coordinator

Alisha is a psychologist who has been working in the field of mental health for a few years. Her expertise includes working with NGOs and communities. Having run several projects in her previous role, she is keen on applying her learning and skillset to her current responsibility as a program coordinator. She is a strong believer of empathy, trust, and teamwork.


Ms. Neema Pilane


Neema Pilane is an experienced administrative professional with 8 years of expertise in managing administrative tasks and providing crucial support to organizations. Her strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent time management abilities have consistently contributed to the smooth functioning of various departments. Her ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines has been instrumental in achieving project objectives. she is well-equipped to handle the challenges of managing administrative tasks and contributing to the success of the team she works with.


Ms. Elsie

Center Coordinator

Elsie is a dedicated and organized Center Coordinator with a passion for seamless center operations. With extensive experience in overseeing all aspects of center management.she understands the value of community engagement, building strong stakeholder relationships, and actively involving them in center activities. She also recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind, prioritizing wellness for staff and participants alike.


Ms. Prema Koparde

UI/UX and Graphic Designer

She is enthusiastic and versatile professional with a passion for creative design and healthcare. With two years of experience as a UI/UX designer, Graphic design and social media handling, coupled with prior experience in dispensing medicine, She brings a unique blend of skills to any project or role. Always eager to take on new challenges and projects, She is committed to delivering high-quality work that exceeds expectations.


Ms. Jai Patil

Psychologist Intern

Jai Patil, a recent BA Psychology graduate, is a motivated intern eager to pursue a master's in Organisational Psychology. Within our organization, Jai has contributed significantly. Her support in HR tasks, coursework creation, and social media management has been invaluable, reflecting her commitment and potential in the field.

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