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Dr. Lekhasri Samantsinghar

Dr. Lekhasri Samantsinghar

Independent Director

BIO

Dr. Lekhasri Samantsinghar has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of BHEL w.e.f. 09.11.2021.

Dr. Lekhasri is a PhD in Environmental Science from Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Odisha specializing in waste management, sustainable development and environmental pollution issues. A brilliant student throughout, she is a gold medalist in both her undergraduate and post graduate studies.

With a teaching and research career spanning fifteen years, Dr. Lekhasri.had worked in various Government Colleges and Universities until she resigned her post as Asstt. professor, Revanshaw University, Cuttack to pursue public service.

Dr. Lekhasri has taught Zoology, Environmental Science, Developmental Biology and Waste Management to both undergraduate and post graduate students. She has taken active interest in research with the core focus on environmental pollution, waste to energy and Urban Solid waste management. She has nine publications in national and international peer reviewed journals on the subject to her credit and attended many international conferences. she has guided many Masters, M. Phil and PhD students and had organized many conferences and edited the proceedings. Her environmental activism started during her early professional days when she worked with the WWF. Since then she has been pursuing her passion relentlessly. She was nominated as a Member of Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone, Building/Construction, Industrial Estate and Miscellaneous projects by GOI for the year 2016.

In her post-educator role, Dr. Lekhasri has been deeply involved in societal issues and is working hard for nation building. She has been in the forefront of the movement to prevent crime against women in Odisha and making workplace safe for women. Since last six years, she has toured the length and breadth of Odisha in order to give justice to the victims of crime and police and administrative apathy. She has been able to give justice and compensation to victims and have forced the authorities to act against the criminals in many cases. She has been using all the methods at her disposal such as agitation, petition, legal recourse and negotiations in order to give justice to the victims.

Dr. Lekhasri has been a good organizer and have organized many national level events be it in Music or Science. She has worked in the policy and administrative domain in the field of higher education during her stint in the Ravenshaw University. She is a life member of National Environmentalists Association, Odisha Vigyan Academy and INTACH. She is an accomplished painter and had held many national and international exhibitions.

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