Shantha Sinha

Shantha Sinha

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Prof. Shantha Sinha is an anti-child labour activist of international reputation. She is the founder of Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation, popularly known as MV Foundation (which is named in memory of her grandfather Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiah), and is a Professor in the Department of Political science in Hyderabad Central University. Currently, she heads the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights; The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). Professor Sinha is its first chairperson.

Early life and background

Shantha Sinha is an alumnus of St.Anns High School, Secunderabad. She is born to Mamidipudi Anandam and Sitamma. Sri Anandam was Charted Accountant and twice Rajya Sabha member.

Career

Shanta Sinha is an academic with Hyderabad Central University. She gained the internationally renowned 2003 Ramon Magsaysay award for community leadership. She has also been awarded the Padma Shri (1999), and the Albert Shanker International Award...
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