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The Jeevan Jyoti Charitable Trust was established in 2005 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization to
work with orphaned or abandoned children to help them grow into self-sufficient, mature adults who are valued
members of society.
Prafulla Kumar Senapati is the founder of Jeevanjyoti Ashram. He is married and has two children. He and his family spend most of their time at the Ashram.
Mrs. Ranjita Mohanty
Mrs. Ranjita Mohanty currently resides in the USA with her husband, son, daughter-in-law and three
grandchildren. She has worked for over twenty five years with a leading investment bank. She spends
most of her spare time volunteering for the Sri Jaganaath Society of North Carolina and other local
charities. Upon retirement, Mrs. Mohanty plans on spending most of her time in Odisha working with
the Jeevan Jyoti Ashram and other non-profit organizations.
Mrs. Banalata Senapati
Mrs. Senapati is the wife of the founder of the JJA, Mr. Prafulla Senapati. When she joined
the organization in 2006 she expanded her family from her own two children to the 75 other
children who already resided at the large home. She spends a lot of her time and energy
growing crops and vegetables on their family property to feed all the children who live
at the home with pure and nutritional meals. The rest of the time she spends looking after
the welfare of the children including overseeing their educational and medical needs.
Mrs. Manaswini Mahanty
Mrs. Manaswini Mohanty has been a member of the JJA Board since 2008. She lives in
Bhubaneswar with her husband Ashok. She has been actively involved in several projects
to improve the quality of life in the ashram.
Mrs. Mousumi Pattnaik
Mrs Mousumi Pattnaik joined the JJA Board in 2011. She lives with her husband and family
in Bhubaneswar. She is dedicated to monitoring the safety and welfare of the residents in the ashram.
Mrs. Minaksi Pattnaik
Mrs. Pattnaik is married and lives with her husband in Odisha. She joined the JJA in 2008
with a strong desire to work closely with all its residents. Since joining the organization,
she has worked tirelessly to keep the smile on the face of all the children and senior citizens
of the home.