Vivek Krishna Tankha

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Vivek Tankha, the ambitious Congress leader, is the son of Late Justice Raj Krishna Tankha. Born into a family of lawyers, Mr. Tankha followed the tradition and completed his L.L.B. from the University of Delhi. He has spent well over a decade practicing law.

He has conquered the educational field as the ex. Chairman of Xavier’s Institute of Action and Management Studies, Jabalpur. He has been the Former Director of the University Institute of Management, University of Jabalpur, where he contributed enormously for the better future of students.  

As the member of the High-Powered Committee notified by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, Mr. Tankha negotiated the bilateral/multilateral Legal Service co-operation framework/policy and procedure with U.S.A. and UK and facilitated the trans-national statutory trade compliance and dispute resolution.

He has contributed to and participated in various law workshops and conferences in India, SAARC countries, Europe, and the United States.

Leading by example, he has established the Justice Tankha Memorial Rotary Institute for Special Children in Central India. There is a chain of schools run by Justice Tankha Memorial Trust dedicated for the upliftment of mentally challenged and disabled children.

Vivek Tankha was one of the youngest Advocate Generals of Madhya Pradesh. He was also the first lawyer from Madhya Pradesh to have been appointed the Additional Solicitor General of India. He has been a member of the International Law Association. He was also a founder member of the movement ‘COUNTRY FIRST’ with international educator, motivator and management guru, Shiv Khera. He has been the President of the Rotary Club of Jabalpur from 1996 – 1997.

He is the proud Torch Bearer of the Olympic Torch in the Olympic Torch Relay 2004 at New Delhi that was held on 10th June 2004 event. It was organized by the International Olympic Association, Indian Olympic association & Govt. of NCT Of Delhi.

  • Member of the International Law Association (India chapter).
  • Nominated as a Member of the High-Powered Selection Committee to select Vice-Chancellors for many prestigious Universities of Central India.
  • Contributor and participant in numerous Law Workshops and Conferences in India, SAARC Countries, Europe, and the United States.
  • Member: Supreme Court Bar Association, New Delhi.
  • Ex-Officio Chairman: Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh in 2002-03.
  • Former Chairman: Xavier’s Institute of Action and Management Studies, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Former Director: University Institute of Management, University of Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Invited by the prestigious Indo-Canadian Chambers of Commerce in Toronto, Canada, in March 2001, to address its members on changes in our fiscal laws.
  • Twice nominated as a member of the National Waste Management Council by the Central Government.
  • Founder member of the movement ‘COUNTRY FIRST’ with international educator, motivator and management guru, Shiv Khera. A crusader for national pride through the philosophy of Rule of Law.
  • Addressed many conventions of COUNTRY FIRST to an audience of at least 30, 000 in different cities of the Country.
  • Member of the Oversight Committee constituted by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India for finalizing Press Media and information related subjects in the Commonwealth Games – 2010 in Delhi.
  • One of the proud Torch Bearers of the Olympic Torch in the Olympic Torch Relay 2004 at New Delhi on 10th June 2004. event organized by the International Olympic Association, Indian Olympic association & Govt .of NCT Of Delhi.
  • District Governor (2001 -2002):- Rotary International district 3260 and recipient of the International Global Quest Award at Rotary International Convention in Barcelona, Spain (2002).
  • Late Justice Raj Krishna Tankha father of Mr. Vivek K. Tankha was district governor of RI District -3260 in the year 1974-75.
  • President of the Rotary Club of Jabalpur -1996-1997.
  • Rotary International (R.I.) conferred the “Service Above Self” award for rendering the humanitarian and selfless service to all the avenues of Rotary International.
  • Chairman – Justice Tankha Memorial Rotary Institute for Special Chidren ;  in Central India there is a chain of schools run by Justice Tankha Memorial Trust dedicated for the upliftment of mentally challenged and disabled children. These schools for children with special needs have been established in the towns of Jabalpur, Bhopal Gwalior and Mandla (a tribal district in Madhya Pradesh) ; as also in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Today nearly 500 children with special needs are attending these schools.
  • At time of the devastating Super Cyclone in the year 2000 in the State of Orissa extended material help by mobilizing and sending 18 Railway wagon load of food grains/relief materials for the affected people with the assistance of local Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.
  • On 26th January-2002 during Gujarat Earthquake facilitated the process of relief by sending, Doctors, Medicines, Food and clothes.
  • Organized the first Health Mission- RAHAT-1 at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh for the Tribals in Madhya Pradesh described by India Today- 12th April-2110 edition as a “Mother of all Health Missions” organized in the Rotary World. The camp addressed medical needs of 49, 634 tribal patients and performed Approx 4600 surgeries and procedures in a period of seven days – 06th March to 13th March- 2010.
  • Organized the second Health Mission- RAHAT-II at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh for the Tribals. This was one of the largest Health Camp organized in the Rotary World. The camp addressed the medical needs of 73,862 tribal/rural patients and performed 1496 major surgeries and approx. 4100 primary surgeries or medical procedures in a period of seven days i.e. 08th March – 15th March- 2011.
  • On the initiatives of Justice Tankha Memorial Trust, four well equipped and modern blood banks have been established in four public hospitals in Madhya Pradesh namely Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara and Mandla to help the poor & needy patients by arranging sponsorship of ‘Five Million Rupees’ for each Rotary Blood Bank.
  • Led Rotary relief team to (Uri) Kashmir in 2005 to facilitate the relief operation after the mammoth earthquake which hit both side of the Line of Control in Kashmir.
  • As Chairman of the committee of Rotary Clubs of Jabalpur, helped the village of Ghana Khamaria to rebuild 66 homes in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Jabalpur (M.P.) in 1991.
  • Member of the R.I. Bangkok Convention Promotion Committee, March 2011.
  • Attended and participated in the Rotary International Conventions at Singapore, Barcelona, Chicago, New Orleans.
  • Nominated by the Rotary International President to represent the RI President in a district conference  at Manila, Philippines (on 17th & 18th March-2012).
  • Chairman -Electoral Reforms Committee of the Ministry of Law & Justice / Election Commission of India to suggest Electoral Reforms in the country.
  • Chairman -Legal Expert Committee Constituted by the State of Madhya Pradesh on the World’s biggest industrial disaster in Bhopal.
  • Represented the ‘Union of India’ as counsel for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter of distribution of Gas from KG D6 basin between the group companies of Reliance. One of the highest stake matters on the “natural reserves” of domestic and international trade policy importance.
  • Member High Powered Committee notified by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to negotiate the bilateral /multilateral Legal Service co-operation framework / policy and procedure with USA and UK so as to facilitate the trans-national statutory trade compliance and dispute resolution.
  • Member Executive Council – National Law Institute University at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Advised the State and the Union on the issues of reorganization of States of the Union of India in the year 2000.
  • Consulted on the emerging business model of Public –Private Partnership adopted as a vehicle of development by many State departments.
  • Consultant and appeared in issues relating to Energy Sector ; specially in Power Sector (Projects), Coal, Oil & Natural Gases Production, distribution and sharing arrangements and agreements.
  • Engaged and advise the Premier Criminal Investigation Agency of the Country in intricate sensitive matters.
  • Advising and appearing for the Telecom Sector, National Highways Authority, Natural Reserves, Environmental (Forest) etc of India on policy issues as well as for settlement of disputes and differences before the Court of law and statutory forums.
  1. District Governor (2001 -2002):- Rotary International district 3260 and recipient of the International Global Quest Award Rotary International Convention in Barcelona, Spain (2002).

  2. Late Justice Raj Krishna Tankha father of Mr. Vivek K. Tankha was district governor of RI District -3260 in the year 1974-75.
  3. President of the Rotary Club of Jabalpur -1996-1997.
  4. Rotary International (R.I.) conferred the “Service Above Self” award for rendering the humanitarian and selfless service to all the avenues of Rotary International.
  5. Chairman – Justice Tankha Memorial Rotary Institute for Special Chidren ;  in Central India there is a chain of schools run by Justice Tankha Memorial Trust dedicated for the upliftment of mentally challenged and disabled children. These schools for children with special needs have been established in the towns of Jabalpur, Bhopal Gwalior and Mandla (a tribal district in Madhya Pradesh) ; as also in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Today nearly 500 children with special needs are attending these schools.
  6. At time of the devastating Super Cyclone in the year 2000 in the State of Orissa extended material help by mobilizing and sending 18 Railway wagon load of food grains/relief materials for the affected people with the assistance of local Rotarians and Rotary Clubs.
  7. On 26th January-2002 during Gujarat Earthquake facilitated the process of relief by sending, Doctors, Medicines, Food and clothes.
  8. Organized the first Health Mission- RAHAT-1 at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh for the Tribals in Madhya Pradesh described by India Today- 12th April-2110 edition as a “Mother of all Health Missions” organized in the Rotary World. The camp addressed medical needs of 49, 634 tribal patients and performed Approx 4600 surgeries and procedures in a period of seven days – 06th March to 13th March- 2010.
  9. Organized the second Health Mission- RAHAT-II at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh for the Tribals. This was one of the largest Health Camp organized in the Rotary World. The camp addressed the medical needs of 73,862 tribal/rural patients and performed 1496 major surgeries and approx. 4100 primary surgeries or medical procedures in a period of seven days i.e. 08th March – 15th March- 2011.
  10. On the initiatives of Justice Tankha Memorial Trust, four well equipped and modern blood banks have been established in four public hospitals in Madhya Pradesh namely Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara and Mandla to help the poor & needy patients by arranging sponsorship of ‘Five Million Rupees’ for each Rotary Blood Bank.
  11. Led Rotary relief team to (Uri) Kashmir in 2005 to facilitate the relief operation after the mammoth earthquake which hit both side of the Line of Control in Kashmir.
  12. As Chairman of the committee of Rotary Clubs of Jabalpur, helped the village of Ghana Khamaria to rebuild 66 homes in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Jabalpur (M.P.) in 1991.
  13. Member of the R.I. Bangkok Convention Promotion Committee, March 2011.
  14. Attended and participated in the Rotary International Conventions at Singapore, Barcelona, Chicago, New Orleans.
  15. Nominated by the Rotary International President to represent the RI President in a district conference  at Manila, Philippines (on 17th & 18th March-2012).