OUR FOUNDERS

Mr. Armin

ARMIN ALAGIC-MUELLER

Founder

Charcoal Foundation, Bongora.

      Armin , a 44 years old  business economist have been traveling to foreign countries and continents since he can remember. In his own words -

 

      “Initially with my own car I travelled across Europe, then later when I was able to afford myself financially (unfortunately my parents could not support me), even further afield.

 

      I don’t know why, it’s going to be a kind of wanderlust, but it’s always pulling me out into the wide world and if I forget who I am and where I come from, it’s usually a trip, from which I come back totally exhausted, but emotionally very enriched. So in Africa, America and Asia.

      Now India! I felt ready for this experience, which was partly confirmed, but also turned out to be wishful thinking: no European is ever really ready for India, least of all for what was waiting for me in every respect!

In retrospect, after more than 3 years, I can say that a lot has changed in my life since I first visited India. I have changed. India and its people changed me. Sometimes I was wrong and sometimes I was right.

      After meeting Prabibha, and discussing about the creative platform, I realised about my real destiny and joined together to establish this meaningful and beautiful foundation.

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PRATIBHA SARKAR

Director

Charcoal Foundation, Bongora.

      Pratibha, comes from the paradisiacal Andaman Islands of India, shifted to Delhi with wonderful dreams and high creative spirits.

      She is an Artist, Art educator, Nature lover and a frequent traveller. She graduated from the covetted Rabindranath Tagore's foundation- Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan ,West Bengal.

      She believes in hard work and has even proved herself at so many times through her dedication and intellect in different projects. She believes in contributing towards society in any manner possible. Despite going through tough times in life, she always stood strong and came out stronger than before.

      Her passion and dedication towards life and work has created a spark to establish Charcoal Foundation.

Words from our Director Pratibha Sarkar –

 

      Armin and I (Pratibha) founded the Charcoal Foundation- BONGORA {i.e. Bong (Bengali) & Gora (White male)} in 2017 with the vision of promoting new talented artists, Enhance Indian Art and culture, health, education, scholarship, girl child safety, etc.

      We are hopeful that through this foundation we will able to give back to this society to the best of our abilities!

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