Board of Trustees

Dr R.Balasubramaniam

Designation: Founder & Chairman
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Dr R.Balasubramaniam (Balu) is a development activist, social innovator, writer and a leadership trainer. He is a medical doctor by training, with specialization in Public administration from Harvard University.

Inspired by the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda, he founded the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement at the age of 19 and went on to work with the displaced and dispossessed forest-based tribes in H.D.Kote Taluk of Mysore District, Karnataka and this has grown to be one of India’s finest NGOs.


Dr. Vivek Ujire Padvetnaya

Dr. Vivek is a Trained physician, development professional and health economist with post graduate qualifications in Business Management and Health Policy, Planning and Financing. He has secured gold medals and distinctions all throughout his academic career. He is currently a doctoral student in department of Public Health, University of Oxford.

He has worked as researcher and as coordinator of International Long­term care Policy Network (ILPN) at London School of Economics. Dr. Vivek has more than 14 years of experience in International Development in senior management and consultant positions..

Mr. J.Purushotham

Mr. J. Purushotham is a practicing Advocate and an Advisor for issues related to Labour, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management . He has pursued M.A and LL.B from University of Mysore and has done Diploma in Personnel Management from Annamalai University. He has also been a Visiting Faculty for Labour Legistations at Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences, Mysore and presently working as a Guest Faculty in Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysore.

Mr. Arjun Ranga – Partner, NR Group

Mr. Arjun Ranga is the Managing Director of M/s. N Ranga Rao and Sons Pvt Ltd, the makers of ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’. He has done his Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Technology from SJCE Mysore and..


Dr.Prakash K. Nair, PhD, SPHR

Dr. Prakash Nair is a Leadership Development and Human Resource professional, and currently runs his own independent practice, Axon Consulting, based at Mysore. Prior to this he was with Infosys Ltd…


Biren Bhuta

BirenBhuta is Chief of the Corporate Social Responsibility at Tata Steel and heads the Corporate Social Responsibility interventions of the company in the states of Jharkhand &Odisha…


Tara Appachu Sharma

Tara Appachu Sharma is a successful strategic development professional with over 28 years of experience and a track record of leading, managing and implementing development programs in diverse Sectors. She has a combination of skills in leading and managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Policy development, Program and Grants Management, working with bilateral and UN Agencies, leading International NGOs and working with NGOs/CBOs and community.