IAWRT India elects Board of Trustees for 2020-2022

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Samina Mishra is the new IAWRT India chapter head


Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and varying quarantine protocols in various countries have implemented, IAWRT’s chapter in India has found a way to pursue their chapter elections.

The elections were well-participated, with 51 of 59 eligible members who voted.



Nine were elected in the Board of Trustees. They have, in turn, elected their office bearers:

Samina Mishra – Managing Trustee

Shikha Jhingan – Secretary

Subasri Krishnan – Treasurer


Other Board members are:

Aparna Sanyal (outgoing Secretary)

Deepika Sharma (outgoing Treasurer)

Nina Sabnani

Padmaja Shaw

Paromita Vohra

Priya Thuvassery


Samina, as managing trustee, is the new chapter head. She is a documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children. She has been an extremely valuable co-board member in the last Board. She was also part of the organising team of the IAWRT Biennial that was held in India in 2015. Samina has also represented the India chapter at the 2014 IAWRT conference in Nicaragua.