TarakĪ is maintained by its central team and regional coordinators. This has expanded over time, with regional coordinators emerging organically through sustained interest and commitment to promoting positive mental health in Punjabi communities.
Below is a short introduction to our team who bring with them a wide variety of backgrounds, skill-sets, and expertise.
Shuranjeet Singh Takhar
Founder and Director
Shuranjeet founded Taraki in October 2017 after his experiences with mental ill-health whilst at university. Since then, he has worked with individuals and communities to establish projects with a diverse range of Punjabi communities. Currently, he works with regional coordinators to ensure projects are running smoothly whilst developing collaborative relationships with external organisations at a local, national, and international level.
Coordinator - Central London
Harkaran Singh volunteers as a regional coordinator in Central London, helping to organise the Chai in the City forum for Punjabi men.
Harkaran joined Taraki in order to make a difference and help his community. He is keen to bring people together, raise awareness and to help educate one-another. Harkaran believes that the nuances of Punjabi culture are specific and it makes sense for 'us to have a space to discuss openly and without judgement.'