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. N. Raghavan is a Pharmacist by profession. He has pursued MBA from University of Mysore and D.Pharm from JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore. He is associated with GRAAM as a member of the Board of Trustees.