J. K. SINHA, Chairman and Founder of Shoshit Seva Sangh
Shri J. K. Sinha completed his schooling from St.Xavier’s School, Patna and then graduated in History (Honours) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He did his Master’s in History from the Delhi University. Subsequently, he joined the Indian Police Service in 1967 following in the footsteps of his father, late Shri M.K. Sinha, IP and his grandfather late Shri A.K. Sinha, IP. His father was a legendary figure and was the Police Chief of Bihar for 8 long years. His grandfather became Police Chief of the state in way back 1939 being first Indian to achieve that rank.
Shri J.K. Sinha went on deputation to the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India in 1971 and rose to the rank of Secretary and retired from service in 2005. During these years he worked both in India and abroad. Long experience and exposure has made him aware of, not only the strengths, but also, the weaknesses of India. The most important of these being the glaring disparities between the urban and the rural as well as the rich and the poor. He also realises that it is imperative for the civil society to reach out to the poorest of the poor and not to leave transformation solely to government machinery.
On retirement in 2005 he founded Shoshit Seva Sangh a Charitable Trust. SSS runs a fully free English medium residential school for the poorest of the poor, the children of the musahar community of Bihar. He firmly believes that their abysmal poverty is a national shame. Shri Sinha also believes that quality education for the down-trodden is the only road for their emancipation as well their empowerment.
Shri Sinha has won many accolades and awards for the work done by Shoshit Seva Sangh. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ by the President of India on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2019.