Shantha Sinha


Shantha Sinha 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. Shantha Sinha is an alumnus of St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad up to class 8. She studied from classes 9 to 12 in Keyes High School for Girls, Secunderabad. She went on to complete her M.A in Political Science from Osmania University in 1970. She obtained her Ph.D from JNU in 1976. 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 (1999) from  ( Wikipedia article )


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Jawaharlal Nehru University
Osmania University

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