The promoter and the Secretary of this organization Mr. Manoj kr. Pandey, M.A., has been a person of creative zeal since his very childhood. His spirit led him to participate in almost all community activity in his school and college days. He represented the Junior Bihar team in Inter-State Cricket Tournament and cricket team of District tournament; participate in National Integration Camp at Punjab in 1988. He traveled almost all over India in a Cultural Harmony travel. He was an enthusiastic organizer of several school tournaments and several village sports and games tournaments, organized several youth camps and performed community developmental activities. In school days 1975 he took active part in J.P. movement and went to Jail also. After Graduation, he worked as a journalist for over 15 years during which he visited hundreds of villages of Bihar, Jharkhand and of several other States and perceived the problems of the poor, suffering, oppressed and striving villagers and this arose in him a sentiment to come in the social field and since them he came forward to unite the creative force of his village and to form an Organizationand on 2nd October 1999 DISHA GRAMIN VIKAS MANCH was formally launched, which has been the outcome of his efforts and today it has caught a creative momentum.
The Secretary Mr. Manoj kr. Pandey has been awarded the District level Youth Award, 2001 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi for his outstanding performance in the social field. He has attended successfully several Statelevels training in Self Help Group (Creation, Promotion&Idiology) by Indian Institute of Rural Management Haidrabad&Regional Training Institute (NABARD) at Santiniketan.He also has undergone StateLevel Training in WATER-SHAD & RIGHT TO INFORMATION recpectabale by I.I.R.M. (Haiderabad)&BIPARD(Patna)