Ramesh Chandra Sharma has worked with Ekta Parishad, a nonviolent mass movement in India, as a Campaign Coordinator for the past 12 years. He has been involved in campaigning and training rural youth to lead struggles in villages for the past 40 years. He is also in charge of International Coordination for Ekta Parishad. Ramesh is also a member of various groups such as the Task Force for Land Reforms, the Central Enquiry Committee on Tribal Self Rule, and the National Land Reforms Committee. As a campaigner he has been involved in many foot marches, mass movements and negotiations with concerned groups. Ramesh has also delivered lectures at Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University as well as the British Parliamentary Committee. He has been involved in and offered assistance to many similar international nonviolent movements in Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Bangkok, and Uganda. Currently, he is engaged in building a mass movement in India called Jan Satyagraha 2012 when 100,000 landless and deprived people will walk to claim their land, livelihood, rights and dignity.
“In every nonviolent movement there should be individuals who are part of constructive work while simultaneously strengthening local campaigns. These advocacy efforts lend a transformative, long-term resilience to all stakeholders who are involved with the daily tasks and short-term goals of an organization.”