Our Team

Neil Gokhale
Founder, Leader
Aditi Sidnerlikar
Zonal Leader, Kothrud
Mihir Limaye
Zonal Leader, Sahakar Nagar
Pranita Divekar
Zonal Leader, Hadapsar
Tejashree Deshpande
Zonal Coordinator
Kaivalya Deshpande
Scouting Team Leader
Aditi Deshpande
Research Team Leader
Vaishnavi Vaidya
Human Resources
Kimaya Alate
Content and Design Team Leader
Ashish Kulkarni
Data Team Leader
Vedant Baviskar
Website Team Leader

Neil Gokhale

Founder, Leader

We all have read that chapter in our school textbook about protecting our environment. But how many of us really cared to act on it? Throughout these years, we've been listening that climatic conditions are getting worse by the day and it just struck me why not start an initiative myself? And that's how I embarked on this journey, after every successful plantation drive I feel the satisfaction of a good deed and an assurance that I'm on the right track. Forengers is like my child and I have given all of myself to see this revolution happen. This journey has been a rollercoaster ride till date but there is no stopping now.

Aditi Sidnerlikar

Zonal Leader, Kothrud

Some warnings are needed to be taken seriously, specially Mother nature’s . As a responsible citizen it is our duty to take those warnings seriously and take actions against it. Small steps lead to big change. For me, joining Forengers is the small step that needed to be taken for the betterment! Working with them has given me the pleasure of doing the good deed and working selflessly towards betterment of environment, towards greener future! This is the journey where not only do we contribute towards better environment , but also turn out to be better humans, as a better society! And I am proud to be in this journey!

Mihir Limaye

Zonal Leader, Sahakar Nagar

"Climate change is a real threat to humanity", is something I have been reading for a long time, but anything I did to fight it was restricted to a personal level. Forengers has provided me with a platform on which I can be a part of a bigger revolution against the behemoth that is climate change and global warming. I am excited not only to partake in the amazing initiatives started, but also to help educate more people and encourage them to do the same!

"When it comes to climate change, you must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Pranita Divekar

Zonal Leader, Hadapsar

"I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic! I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act!" This quote makes us realise that unless and until we take matter in our own hands the situation is not going to change. For us, climate change is inevitable. Every small step that we take towards nurturing Environment today will be 10 times fruitful for tommorow. Being a part of Forengers gives me satisfaction on a personal level as I'm contributing for a better tommorow and helps me keep our Earth as natural as Mother nature intended it to be!

Tejashree Deshpande

Zonal Coordinator

What’s your ultimate satisfaction? For me, it’s waking up every day and doing better- not just for myself, but for our society, our planet. Being a part of this organization of like-minded people assures me that collectively, we are making a difference. Obama says we’re the last generation who can do something for our environment. Well, wake up guys, because the world needs saving, and we are the saviors!

Kaivalya Deshpande

Scouting Team Leader

It all starts with a wish and starts with ourselves. Similarly the wish to make a change about 'Climate Change' we start with our homes. Clean and green as we say. From my experience in Forengers and from the people I meet my personal opinion is that Forengers stands for F: For O: One R: Reason- E: Earth! N: Never G: Give up on E: Efforts R: Regardless S: Stumbling. I'm a part of Forengers and I'll always try to be one of 'Forengers'

Aditi Deshpande

Research Team Leader

Sometimes I feel that human convenience, economy, growth, development these words are burdening valuable concepts like sustainability, ecological conservation, and restoration. Our dominance over other natural resources is so powerful that we choose to overlook the impact of day-to-day activities which are causing serious issues like air and water pollution, waste disposal, and its management. We all talk about climate change and global warming. What do we do about it? Adapting to simple habits like tree plantation and its conservation, composting at home, reuse and recycling of plastic and electronic waste, all can make a difference at the society level. Forengers is a platform where we can perform all these activities together, can research more eco-friendly concepts, and can implement them to have a better, sustainable, and ecological future. We can’t deny that when we are close to nature, we achieve a different sense of satisfaction and happiness. With Forengers, I have started working towards preserving that satisfaction, have you?

Vaishnavi Vaidya

Human Resources

Climate change is alarming. Everyone expresses their concern, but not enough people are willing to contribute towards a greener earth. Joining Forengers was a way for me to do my part for our planet by working alongside similar mindsets towards a common goal. Margaret Mead once quoted "Never doubt a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed that is the only thing ever that has" and I believe this through and through. I am also of the opinion that we can't coerce people to be concerned about our environment, but if we encourage and inspire them to connect with us, they just might - because as individuals, our scope is limited- but together, we are the revolution!

Kimaya Alate

Content and Design Team Leader

My parents always said that being a part of a nature its our duty to give it back in some or the other way, as both of them are socially ‘woke’ and environmentally conscious. Growing up I heard a lot about climate change and often wondered how can we overcome it as it has become a global concern over the last few decades. Clearly, it is the only result of human deeds and as Dalai Lama once said, “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” I am extremely proud to be a part of Forengers where I get to stay close to nature, do my bit for the environment and surround myself with like-minded people who have nothing but a common goal to make our planet greener!

Ashish Kulkarni

Data Team Leader

Since Greta Thunberg initiated a protest in front of the Swedish Parliament, there have been hundreds of similar “climate strikes” across the world. But how many of us have tried and cared about this issue, well, I tried and you should too! Forengers has provided me with a platform where I can truly contribute and be part of a larger revolution through its amazing initiatives. I am very excited to work with Forengers and encourage others to do the same as it is rightly said ‘The climate is changing and so should we!!!’

Vedant Baviskar

Website Team Leader

“When people come together a change can be made”, A saying that I didn’t believe in but that changed over the past few months. Seeing how drastic an effect we can have on our society when like-minded individuals come together. That is exactly what we do at forengers, seeing how passionate everyone is about saving our planet and giving it all, I’m nothing but proud to be part of this amazing group of people so driven to make a change.