Amod K. Kanth is a social activist, and former policeman who is best known as the founder of the NGO Prayas. He is known for raising his voice about issues surrounding children and the weaker sections of society in India. He is also known for his contributions to various government and private institutions in these fields. He is a supporter of the Government sponsored Right to Education Act. Kanth is also linked with the Uphaar Cinema fire and the 1984 Sikh Riots.