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Dr.S. Krishna Kumar IAS (Retd) Former Union Minister

Vice President
Kyedatore M M
Usha Krishna Kumar

Founder - Secretary
Aji Krishnan

Joint Secretary
Dr Babu Reghunath

Anu Sivaram


Chairman - Financial Advisory Board
P K Shailakanth

Chairman - Planning and Commissioning Board
Dr G S Gireesh Kumar

Chairman - External Affairs
Mohandas Krishnan

Chairman - Sri Lankan Affairs
K C Jayarajan

Chairman - International Affairs - Middle East
Suresh Kumar

Chairman - Tribal Affairs Advisory Board
Chittar Prasannan

Chairman - Legal Advisory Board
Adv.Syriac Jacob

Chairman-Organizational Operations
P Mani

Vice Chairperson - Legal Advisory Board
Adv.Madhu Hiraskar

Vice Chairman - Financial Advisory Board
A M Nazir

Chairman - Media Cubicle
S Chandramohan

Vice Chairman - Media Cubicle
Saji Chacko

Chairman – Sadhgraha North East Region Advisory Board
Thomas Pulickal

Vice Chairman - Sadhgraha North East Region Advisory Board
Apu Sinha

Vice Chairman - Karshaka ADC HRDS INDIA
D Narayanan

Chairman Marketing & Logistic Advisory Board
Captain Vikram Chopra


Prem Dhyana

Richard Buabeng

Balaji Ilangovan

Abdul Majeed

Muhammad Hakim

Abu Dhabi
Muhammad Mustafa

Sri Lanka
Ajith Kumar K

New Delhi
Saji V Karunakaran

E Offe Jania

K Ravikumar

Rakesh Kumar Singh

West Bengal
Anjali Agarwal

Josy J Kalathoor

Cindy Lalramnghaki

Dr Akshay Sreedhar


Joy Mathew
P Sudevan
Biju Krishnan
Leena K T
Rajesh Krishnan
Kanchana Nair
Anil Thomas
Praise Pious
R Sharavanan
D Gopalan
Gayatri Varma
Shyju Sivaraman
Arun T Mohandas
Shypu Purushothaman
Arya P Nair
Archana S Nair
Nisha Youseph
Nidhi Chouhan
Aagneya J Pillai
Karthika Raveendran
L Josit Dayana
Rejula Bhai S
M K Sudhir Nair

Vaidehi Raju
Muhammed Rafi
Sunil Kapoor
K V Raman
Sunil Augustine
Binoy T George
Vadivukarasi B L
Usha Menon
Chippy Raj R
Raj Srivachaviya
Vellingiri L
Midhun Mohan
Roja Suresh
Subha Mony
Preetha Sudhir
Nisha Narayanan
Sajith A S
Saneesh Kumar
Chandrajith V C
Silpa Benny
Remya S L
Deekshith A R
Ananya Mariya Paul
Anu P Anand
Siju Mathew
Anju P A
M K Chandran
Deepa Mathew
Vinod A K
Jency S Abraham
Jaya Prasanna Kumar
Girija Babu
Viju Damodharan
Siva Kandavel G
Vipin Gopan G S
Shibanai R
Umashankari V
Neethu Vijaya Kumar
Rekha V
Venu Gopal
Latha A
Sivakami A
Vandana Vijay
Jai Vignesh

HRDS INDIA an NGO in India

HRDS INDIA is a registered NGO that had put forward the agenda of Tribal Development since its very inception. HRDS INDIA visualizes an India without disparity. Restoration of humanity and cultivation of the humane society is its chosen path. HRDS INDIA primarily focuses on uplifting living standards of the oppressed, especially the Tribes. Several welfare projects have been initiated across India that directly benefit many tribal families. The Projects undertaken spreads across sectors like education, health, livelihood and woman empowerment.

The lack of helping hands at the time of utmost need and deprivation of the indigenous is the key cause for the establishment of HRDS INDIA (The Highrangae Rural Development Society). We want to touch the life of the poor and needy, help them out of their miseries within our capacity and make their life better, we not only focus upon the poor people of Indian villages, but also the prevailing deprived all over India. We are here to stretch out our hands to the needy.

We attempt to address all aspects of Tribal and Rural Development exclusively throughout India, keeping Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Tripura, Assam and Jharkhand in the central domain.

Our projects are “Sadhgraha” (Tribal Housing Project), “Jwalamukhi” Women Empowerment Programme (Micro Credit initiative for SHG’s), “Ekagrah” Educational Programme (Educational, Cultural & Skill Development Programme DDU-GKY Govt. of India), “Niramaya” Centre for Traditional Medicine and Research (Health, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Sidhaand Yoga), “Karshaka” Cultivation of Medicinal Plants for the Sustainable Livelihood of Tribal People (Sustainable Sericulture, Cultivation of Medicinal Plants, Organic Natural Farming, Animal Husbandry, and Agriculture Development). Such projects foster community motivation and social mobilization.

Where there is a need for a help, you will not find a helping hand… this truth is the cause for the formation of HRDS INDIA (High Range Rural Development Society) we want to touch the life of the poor and needy, help them out of there miseries within our capacity and make their life better, it is not only the poor people of Indian villages we are focused on, but the whole of India….. We are here to stretch out our hands for the needy....

The Light Of Guidance

HRDS INDIA's Spiritual Guiding Initiative - Guru ATMA NAMBI(Atmaji)

Atma Nambi was born on March 17th 1955 in a village called PazhayaKoodalur, Kumbakkonam, Tamil Nadu South India. Thiru Subramanian and Thirumathi Mayilaambal are His respected parents.

His spiritual journey started right from his school going days. Shri Nataraja Gurukkal was His first teacher. He learnt to perform pooja, rituals and yagnas from Him. This gave Him clarity in Bakthi Path. During these days His love for nature and His search in spiritual journey became deep. When He was 26 years, He met His second teacher Shri Lakshmi Narayanan, who guided and encouraged Him to do any work with total involvement. This gave Him clarity in Karma yoga.

The next Guru whom He met was, Shri Gnanaparanjothi. He initiated Him in Kundalini deeksha. He also taught Him various spiritual exercises which stabilised His spiritual journey. He had the opportunity to meet His next master Yogi Ram Surat Kumar of Tiruvannamalai. In his presence He experienced Satori.

Under the guidance of Guru Paranjothi, He met Shri Mohan Bharathi. He did His regular meditations and went into deep silence. His energy started collecting at a certain space and Enlightenment happened on 7th October 1994.

Guru Atma Ji has been keeping and continuing his spiritual relationship with HRDS INDIA’s Secretary Aji Krishnan for last sixteen years. He is always providing his prayers, guidance and direct support to HRDS INDIA’s projects. He is the back bone of HRDS INDIA.

Governing Body

President - Dr. S. Krishna Kumar IAS (Rtd.)

Dr. S. Krishna Kumar IAS (Rtd.) is a distinguished Engineer, Technocrat and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer (1963 Batch) turned Political Leader. He has a successful track record of 17 years in the Indian Administrative Service heading several important Government departments and Central and State Government undertakings. He was an acknowledged able Central Government Minister in India handling Ministries of Health and Family Welfare, Textiles and Information and Broadcasting under Prime Minister Sri Rajiv Gandhi and Defence, Petroleum, Alternative Energy and Agriculture under Prime Minister Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao. He combines a brilliant academic background, administrative and technical career as well as a successful political career as a Member of Parliament and Union Minister.

Dr. S. Krishna Kumar is engaged in a number of socio-economic and industrial projects in the country. He holds the Chairmanship of some Private sector business and Industrial ventures. He also heads the consultancy and project firm ‘Indo-Global Vision Consultancies and Projects Private Limited’ with the main objective of Planning, Facilitation, Investment in and implementation of projects including joint ventures in India. He also heads several movements such as AWAKE (All World Alliance of Kerala Entrepreneurs), Karmanya Trust for HRD and Employment, Progress Kerala Society and TRUTH (Trust for Religious Unity, Tolerance and Harmony). He is currently the Chairman of five international Chambers of Commerce - Asian Arab, Indo-Sri Lanka, Indo-Suriname, Indo-Bosnia and Latin American Caribbean Federation of India.

He was first Rank and Gold Medalist in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala – 1960, first Rank All India in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers – 1961, Post-graduation in MA (Sociology) – Annamalai University – First Class – 2006, Doctorate in Public Policy at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani - 2014 – Thesis - “Kerala Model of Development – Critical Analysis and a Design for the Future”.
Dr. S. Krishna Kumar has been trained abroad in Management, Leadership and Socio-economic Development by the UN, International Union of Local Authorities, World Bank, USAID, Soviet Society for International Friendship, British and Chinese Governments. Also trained by the Government of India and several Institutes of Management. Fellow of the World Bank and IULA in Urban Development. Qualified Corporate Independent Director certified by the Institute of Directors, India.

Noted Contributions:
A legendary District Collector of Ernakulam who conducted Mass Family Planning Campaigns in Kerala 1970-73 winning international recognition, credited with reversing the state’s population growth momentum and making Kerala first State to achieve zero growth rate. Noted for implementing land reforms in Kerala, author of the ‘Greater Cochin Development Master Plan’ implementing major urban development schemes earning public approbation as ‘the builder of modern Cochin’. Emancipation of Kerala fishermen through fisheries village societies. Architect of Kerala’s ‘Ten Thousand Industries’ campaign. Famed Chairman of Hindustan Latex, turning around the permanently losing PSU and transforming it into the leading condom and medical accessories manufacturer in Asia. Rajiv Gandhi’s Minister for universalizing Television in India. Champion of indigenization of Defence Production. Building up the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources with massive thrusts in Wind, Small Hydro and Solar Energy. Chairman of several National and International Chambers of Commerce and Industry connecting Indian entrepreneurs to about a hundred countries and helping promote investment flow into India. Widely recognized as a Developmental Leader.

Received International, national and state awards mainly for Public Administration and Social Reforms – including FICCI (1973) (Presented by Smt. Indira Gandhi), Swami Vivekananda Centenary Award – 2013, International Rotary’s highest civilian award ‘For The Sake of Honour’ 1979, ‘Energy Man of the Year’ National Award 1995, ‘NAYE’ National Award for contribution to MSMES, ‘Thanks Medal’ by Bharat Scouts and Guides, Pazhassi Raja Award 2007 (Presented by Vice President of India), K.R. Narayanan Award 2007, R Sankar Birth Centenary Award 2009, MKK Nair Award 2009 for productivity in Public Administration, CM Stephen Award 2010 for public leadership.

His Publications - on Family Planning, Urban Development, Fisheries, Industries and generally on socio, economic development issues. Author of several papers and articles on ‘New Model for Kerala’s Development’.

Dr. S. Krishna Kumar as our Patron will give personal leadership to all the activities of HRDS INDIA and is committed to take this NGO to great heights at State, National and International levels. His enthusiastic involvement will be a great asset and a game changer for the organisation.

Vice President - Kyedatore.M.M

Kyedatore.M.M is the son of Shri.Madaiah and MrsKalamma. His native place is mysuru.He is a Bachelor degree holder in Mechanical Engineering from mysuru and Diploma in D.M.E. (AT). Married to Mrs. Sunanda (M.A, M.Phil.), and blessed with two sons MrAnkith M. K. (B.E. Civil, M.Tech), Mr. Amith M.K. and a daughter MsAksha. M. K.,

Position Held:
He is the Chairman of Royace Eye Industries India Ltd. and Chairman of Reit Security Council of India. Besides, he is the Chairman cum Managing Director of Focall Industries Ltd. Also the Chairman cum Managing Director of Anakam Infra Projects Pvt.Ltd and the Chairman cum Managing Director of AriyaNangai Biofuel and Power Pvt.Ltd.
Kyedatore.M.M is the Chief Executive Officer of ShreeMahalakshmi Global Academy and Director of SLASA Health Services Pvt.Ltd. He is the Vice Chairman of EPFO., Ministry of Labour, Govt.of India and Vice Chairman of Textile Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt.of India. He is Vice President(South India Chapter) Trans Asian Chamber Of Commerce and Industry.

Awards and Achievements :
• Indira PriyadarshiniAwadfor social Service (National award) in 2001
• Plaque of Honour in Recognition of philanthropic Service to the Society by BWACH, Chennai in 2018
• Leaders award for REIT for achieving most admired brands by 24 MRC in 2017
• Leaders Award for REIT for Achieving Innovative technology for surveillance by 24 MRC in 2017.

Vice President - Usha Krishna Kumar

Educational Qualification : Economics Graduate

President : • Womens Partnership Global
• All India Nurses Welfare Association
• ‘Chetna’ - Charitable Organisation
• Mahila Abhudaya Samajam,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
• Kalari, (Institution for Classical Dances)
Womens’ Wing President : • Asian Arab Chamber of Commerce
• Latin American Caribbean Federation of India
Director : Indo-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

President : • English Speaking Union
• Indo-Russian Women’s Association
• All India Ration Dealers Association
• All India Friends of Soviet Union Women’s Wing
Chairperson : • Acharya Narendra Dev College Delhi University
• ‘New Delhi Innu’ – a renowned, well read and widely acclaimed Malayalam News Weekly Published from Delhi
• National Council of Indian Consumer Organisations
• Maitreyi College, Delhi University 1999-2002.
• YMCA - Delhi Flower Show - 1999
Executive Committee Member : World Federation of United Nations Association
Secretary General : Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA)
Vice President : • Indo Japan Association
• All India Women’s Conference
Executive Member : • World Federation of United Nations Association
• Kerala Educational Society
Member : International Women’s Organisation
Convenor : Bangladesh Refugee Camp
General Secretary : Kerala Pradesh Mahila Congress (I)
Governing Body Member : Maitreyi College, 1999-2000, Delhi University
Positions held in All India Mahila Congress
Feb. 2003 – May 2003 Acting President
1992 – 2004 General Secretary
1989 – 1993 Joint Secretary
1985 – 1989 Convenor
1982 – 1985 General Secretary of Kerala State

Political Assignments:
2003 Campaigned during Election in Delhi Assembly
2002 Observer for Kranti Jyothi Yatra in Karnataka
2002 Incharge of election going state Chattisgarh
2001 Karnataka and Goa - Incharge Mahila Congress
2001 U.P. Election Campaign Incharge in Lucknow Division
2001 Chief organiser of Soniaji’s rally in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2000 AICC Observer for Chandigarh P C C.
– Campaigned for Municipal Panchayat (Local body) elections in Kerala

1999 Campaigned for Lok Sabha in Delhi and Kerala.
1998 Campaigned for Lok Sabha in Delhi.
1997 Campaigned in the Municipal Corporation Elections in Delhi.
1996 Election campaign for the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in Kerala.
1994 AICC Observer of Karnataka Assembly Elections. Also In-Charge of Eighteen Constituencies in Dharward District.
1993 Contested in the Assembly Elections from R.K. Puram Constituency.
1992 Nominated as General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress(I)
1990-91 Nominated as Joint Secretary of All India Mahila Congress (I) and In-Charge of four Southern States and Lakshadweep Islands for the General Elections.
1989 Mahila Congress in charge of Andhra Pradesh
1989 AICC Observer of Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections.
- Convenor of the Press and Publicity Committee for the National Conventions of All India Mahila Congress (I) in Bhuvaneshwar.
- Observer of Andhra Pradesh for the General Elections.
- In-Charge of Mahila Congress (I), Kerala for the General Elections.
1988 In-Charge of Press and Publication Hospitality and Souvenir Committee for All India Conference of Women Scientists.
1984 In-Charge of Mahila Congress (I) for four Southern Districts in Kerala for the General Elections.
1981 Election Campaign in Kerala Bye-elections.

Participation in International and National Conference/Seminars:
• 50th Anniversary celebrations of the World Federation of United Nations Associations held in Luxembourg, in September 1996.
• 4th world Conference on Women held in Beijing, in September 1995.
• Organised a Conference of NGOs when Gertrude Mongella, Secretary General of the Women Beijing Conference visited India.
• Organised a reception for the UN Secretary General Boutros Gali in September 1994, When he Visited India.
• Member of the Goodwill Mission of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations to China, Hong Kong and Singapore in 1987.
• 31st World Plenary Assembly of World United Nations Associations held in Ottava, Canada in 1987.
• Member of Federation of Soviet Union (FSU) delegation to Moscow in 1988.
• Women and World Peace Conference held in Tashkent, April 1989.
• Women and delegation of FSU and USSR in 1990.
• Asia Pacific Regional Conference of United Nations Associations held in Tokyo in November 1990.
• 18th General Assembly of CONGO in 1991.
• 33rd Plenary Assembly of World Federation of United Nations Associations held in Barcelona, Spain 1991.
• 13th Regional Conference of European UNAs in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1992.
• Organised a Seminar on ‘Women in Nation Building’ in New Delhi in 1992.
• Organised a Seminar on ‘Women’s Role in Policy Making’ in New Delhi in 1993.
• Organised a Seminar on ‘Women’s Role as Professional’ in New Delhi in 1993.
• 34th Plenary Assembly of World Federation of United Nations Associations held in Geneva in 1993.
• Led a delegation of ‘Women in Politics’ held in Manila, June 1994.

Special Awards :.
• An Award was conferred by Pennsylvania Indian American Nurses Association of Philadelphia (PIANO), USA on 5th May 2012 for exemplary leadership and selfless years of time and dedication to the nursing profession & uplifting nurses in general to a level where they feel proud of their profession.
• Karmaveer Chakra - the national medallion for proactive voluntary action was conferred on 28th February 2014 by iCONGO (Indian Confederation of NGOs).
• Mahila Pragati Award for outstanding services on July 1995
• Conferred International Women’s Award by NRI Institute, New Delhi on December 1993.
• Conferred Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award on the eve of Indira Gandhi’s birthday on 18th November, 1993 for outstanding service, Achievements and contributions.
• Recipient of Mahila Shiromani Award (Presented by Mother Teresa) on November 28th 1992 at Calcutta.
• Nominated for Gaurav Puraskar Award.
• Puraskar from Institute of Economics Studies.

Founder - Secretary - Aji Krishnan

To know and explore the real India one has to linger around the street lanes of remote villages in India since that’s the place where one can readily find the real and bare faces of India.Aji Krishnan, fortunate enough to be born in one such village of Kerala. It is the key reason as to why he meticulously identifies the environmental impediments, from generations their family were into pastoral and agro based occupations. His father, Sri C.K. Krishnan was a planter and a frontier in bringing up group farming in the high ranges of Kerala and mother, Smt. V.K. Omana was a prolific and devoted teacher. His parents influenced him largely, if he has attained the disposition of being a philanthropist today; it is because of his father who played a significant role in bringing poor farmers together and forms the group to do group cultivation, which helped the farmers intensely. Since his parents kept accommodated and he is the eldest at home from the nascent young age, he had to become the mentor for both his sibling and advocate to resolve any crisis. These obligations naturally made him a matured and helpful person that he is today. He was an active participant in the co-curricular activities in his school. During his University graduation, he was a state committee member of the Left Wing student group. He additionally conducted many educational reformation strikes. He was arrested by police and was put behind the bars. Further, he went through tormenting polite harassment as well. He was an enterprising and vibrant member of the cultural club in school and showed his keen interest in the rest of the academic and non-academic pursuits. Apart from these plenty of undertakings it is his motivation, strategy and action that chalk out the characteristic traits of his fearless career.

Recapitulating the past, like any other young layman Aji Krishnan started his college days with a bucket of sky-high dreams, all good and bad encounters of his school life and experiences he then procured at pre-degree college made him ponder about our education system. The observation that illiteracy and destitution are flip sides of the same coin disturbed him, he wished to bring a change in the whole system and he started to think like a revolutionist, it was this passion that brought him into the Frontline of students’ politics. He was passionately interested and successfully participated in the university level election and represented the college, at that time he took leadership for many revolutionary strikes for the innovative educational reformations in Kerala for which he was not only put behind the bars but also had to go through a daunting police distress. He represented the oppressed and closed section of student segment and led forward from the front fighting for justice. Since he grew up in a village, the beauty and admiration for the nature had inspired the artist in him. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts, simultaneously his interest developed in sculpture making and freehand painting. In fact, he wanted to shape and design the future of humankind. He graduated from Govt. R L V College of Fine Arts, Trippunithura, specialized in sculpture making. Later he became an active member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). When cultural and intellectual degradation began in the party, the leaders of the party away from the common people due to their trading policies, soon after the sad demise of the great leader EMS, his mind, thoughts were wounded, and hence he left the party in 1995.

After completion of his graduation, Aji Krishnan had to choose between joining his family farming and plantation business or pursue his own dream; he started his career working as a sub editor of the magazine “EKOPANAM” which was published in Kerala. As part of the job he had to travel all over India during this journey he saw the actual India the poor and underprivileged, this left a big mark on his mind and he decided to uplift them from their pathetic plight of brutal realities.

Fostering Humanism through HRDS INDIA
HRDS INDIA has implemented various projects for the development of Poor, Women Empowerment, Tribal Development and Child Help projects. HRDS INDIA had successfully developed more than 3500 Self Help groups, each consisting of five people and gave them training and monetary aid for doing various types of farming. Another project of HRDS INDIA, “Micro credit initiative HRDS INDIA and Gramin bank of Bangladesh” financing program was successfully implemented with Aid from Nobel prize winner Dr. MohmmedYounis funds, which helped to create an income source for many families from the state Tamilnadu and Kerala. Under Women Empowerment project developed by HRDS INDIA more than 540 women were given skill development training and helped them to get placement in various SSI units in South India. For the school going children HRDS INDIA provides kits consisting of a pair of uniform, footwear, umbrellas and some books. As the Secretary of HRDS INDIA it is the sheer dedication and determination of Aji Krishnan the reason behind the successful implementation of all this program and the success of HRDS INDIA.

HRDS INDIA is a registered Non-Governmental Organization founded and endowed by Founder Secretary Aji Krishnan and President Dr. S. Krishnakumar IAS (Retd), Former Union Minister. The organization diligently works for the development of the Rural and Tribal people and takes development programs to interior and physically inaccessible areas of the country. HRDS INDIA had been formed in the year 1997to pursue wider social aims, through strengthening of the downtrodden and weaker sections of society. It is a committed organization with core normative values, which has extensive roots in the rural & high range territories of Kerala and is resolutely devoted in constructing houses for the indigenous native people. It is also actively involved in “DDUGKY”-A Skill development program whereby the objective is to develop a workforce empowered with the necessary and continuously upgraded skills, knowledge and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure competitiveness in the dynamic global market.HRDS INDIA successfully identifies the needs of livelihood and understands the philosophy governing the concept of oppressed as well as segregated groups. They strive towards propagandizing activities to relieve suffering and promote the interest of the poor as their immediate concerns are being readily addressed.

One such initiative took up by HRDS INDIA is “Ekagrah”- A Scholarship Program that facilitates financial aid for higher education and consists of both need- and merit-based aid, in forms such as grants, loans, tuition remission, and private or institutional scholarships.Therefore, pecuniary variables, particularly NGO funded scholarships, plays an increasingly large role in attempts to support student success in higher education.Also there are varied functions in accordance with the programmes they undertake i.e. they provide essential basic services like housing roads, school education and primary health care services into the habitations of the marginalized people in distant remote areas.Principles of altruism and volunteerism remain key defining features of HRDS INDIA. Therefore, it makes an honest endeavor to empower the marginalized, so that they can stand on their own feet with self-reliance and depend less on charity and concessions, protecting them from the exploitative clutches of the society. Their conventional volunteerism is aimed primarily at charitable works, ushering in social reforms by providing relief and rehabilitation for the people who became victims of natural calamities like draught, flood, cyclones etc.

Another enterprising and visionary project, “Karshaka” under which there would be a large cultivation of cost effective medicinal plants as these are more affordable than conventional medicines and also is easier to obtain than prescription based medicine. The project brings awareness to the benefits of medicinal plants that has taken a backseat in the present times. How natural healing stabilizes hormones and metabolism, giving strength in the immune system with lesser side effects. HRDS INDIA simultaneously supports Niramaya Traditional Indian Medicine Research for important information about disease trends and risk factors of non-natural medicines, outcomes of treatment or public health interventions, functional abilities, patterns of health care and use.In addition to this, it runs effective projects in service deficient tribal areas and addresses the tribal problems and issues more consistently and adequately. It further provides them with requisite amenities for the noble and respectable living and imparts skill development training to the youth dwelling there.

Its efforts are directed at rehabilitating total human development and bringing a social change through awareness as well as forming local level organizations to ensure social justice and self-reliance. A very apt mode to explicate this self-reliance and social justice through empowering disempowered women in India. This productive idea is taken forward by HRDS INDIA through “Jwalamukhi”-A women empowerment project for progression of women under pressed circumstances. Hence, it is an attempt to analyze the status of women empowerment in India using various indicators like women’s financial autonomy, freedom of movement, political participation, acceptance of unequal gender role, exposure to media, access to education, experience of domestic violence, etc. The NGO is well versed in community motivation and social mobilization, thus they are increasingly delving into philanthropic programs of the government.

One of its main projects is “Sadhgraha” a Tribal housing project for three lakh houses all across India, particularly in the states like Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura, Odisha, Gujarat and Kerala wherein they facilitate free boarding and lodging to tribal children for higher education and ensures the promotion of participatory character of the highly backward and deprived children by organizing them into better social collectives. The ongoing execution of the same in Palakkad and Wayanad exhibits the project’s headway in leading it to wider horizons. It would soon cover the regions of Trivandrum and Idukki to drag the tribes of this area into the mainstream.

Joint Secretary - Dr. Babu Reghunath

Dr. Babu Reghunath is the eldest son of Sir.Babu and Smt.Shardha born in the year 1964, he did his schooling from a very remote village in Kerala, though he comes from a above average family during his younger days itself he saw the poverty of Indian villages which helped him to become the humble person that he is today. The villager's source of income was from farming and agriculture he realized that they had doctors for human beings, but no one to take care of the sick cattle's he decided to become a doctor… a veterinary doctor he got his doctorate from veterinary collage Mannuthy, Trichur and today he is an eminent doctor he is a core professional working for more than sixteen hours in a day. His dedication and selfless service towards the development of the Agro farms in High range area has fetched him many awards, he has successfully implemented many government programs for the welfare of village farms especially in tribal areas of idduki Today he is a household name in the high ranges of Kerala not only for his service has a doctor but for the good human being he is, always serving the poor and the needy. His restless service rendering for the promotion of white revolution in Idukki district in Kerala state is highly acknowledged and rewarded. His wife is Dr. Geetha they are blessed with two daughters and one son, Lakshmi Reghunath, Hari Reghunath and Gowri Reghunath.

Director - Anu Sivaram

Anu Sivaram was born in 1983 as the daughter of C.G Sivaraman and Leelamany Sivaraman at Idukky district of Kerala and she has married Varun Sudhakaran, IT professional in Cognisant Technology Solutions in Bangalore. One year old Gowry Parvathy is their only one daughter. Now she is residing at Chalakudy in Trichur District. She has successfully completed her post graduate degree in Environmental Technology (Specialisation in Environmental Engineering) from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)in Nagpur has provided her a vide Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment as a part of her post graduation programme. She was an experienced environmental consultant in different field while doing her post graduation itself. She was appointed as Technical Officer (Environment) in Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project in Corporation of Cochin. Here she has worked as responsible officer to confirm the environmental safe guards and compliance to all laws and regulations applicable in the country while implementing projects. Also worked as key contacting person with respective agencies in the field of Solid Waste management. Then she has appointed as Environmental Scientist in CDM Smith India Pvt Ltd at Bangalore. Here she was worked in Environmental Impact Assessment for National Highway projects in Karnataka. Now she is working as freelancer in environmental field for Environmental Impact assessment as well as Initial Environmental Examination of various developmental projects in Kerala. Being an Environmental Scientist Anu has been rendering and sharing her services, knowledge and experience with HRDS INDIA for the last five years.

Advisory Board

Chairman - Organizational Operations - P.Mani

Mani was born in Kallepati village in Coimbatore, he is the third child of his parents, and his father was a planter and his mother a homemaker. At a very young age Mani moved to Coimbatore to venture into different business he started with scrap business with shear dedication and hard work he became the main and one of the biggest scrap dealer of Coimbatore. After seeing success in the scrap business he ventured into real-estate business, his commitment and determination to do the best in whatever business he does has made his organization one of the most trusted real estate developers not only in Coimbatore but also in the state of Tamilnadu, doing various projects of Villas, Apartments, and commercial buildings and complex. Mani is a visionary, always looking out for space to do good for the underprivileged of our society, he associated with HRDS INDIA from the initial days and was part of all the decisions and ideas that took HRDS to this heights. He got married to Smt. Rajamani in the year 1982 they are blessed with two sons Prakash his eldest son and Gunasekar the younger one, Smt. Meena and Smt. Suganiya are his two daughter- in-laws, apart from helping their father in their family business they have set up their own Garment manufacturing and exporting units in Coimbatore, doing international business with various European countries exporting garments. Today he is a proud grandfather of baby Aradhana and Malar.

Chairman - Planning and Commissioning Board - Dr. G S Gireesh Kumar

Dr G S Gireesh Kumar is currently working as Associate Professor and Research Guide, Research Department of Commerce, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha. He passed with Distinction and First Rank from Mahatma Gandhi university, Kottayam and M.Phil with 'A' Grade and Ph.D from University of Kerala. He also holds MBA with specialization in Human Resource Management. He passed NET with JRF of University Grants commission in 1994.

He has authored text books on various subjects like Business Environment, computer Awareness and Applications, Value Added Tax, Business Communication and MIS, India and Global Financial Crisis etc. He produced SIX (3 awarded and 3 presented) PhDs and 13 M.Phil under his supervision and guidance. Presented papers in more than 45 national and international conferences and published more than 68 papers in national and International journals of repute including Global Business Review, Decision (IIM C), International Journal of Management research, International Journal of Commerce, Business and researcher, Management Accountant, Indian Commerce Bulletin, Professional Banker, Journal of Bank management, Insurance Chronicle, Southern Economist, Management Review etc.

He has been associated in varying capacities as Examiner, Chairman of Board of Examiners, Question Paper Setter, Question Paper Scrutiny Board Member, Research Guide, PhD Adjudicator, Academic Councilor, Visiting faculty, Resource person, consultant etc with a number of Universities/Institutions like Mahatma Gandhi university, Madurai Kamaraj university, Kerala university, Bharathiar university, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Public Service Commission, Christ University, ICSI, ICFAI, IGNOU etc.

He is the State General Secretary to Commerce Association of Kerala and State Executive Committee member of the Kerala Chapter of the Indian Accounting Association. Besides, he is Member of the AII India Management Association, Kerala Management Association, and Microfinance Research Foundation etc. He has completed a project from UGC on "Impact of SHG Bank Linkage Programme on Empowerment of Rural Poor in Kerala". He also got a Minor Research Project from UGC in 2014 as Co-investigator on "Corporate Governance and Finnacial performance - Atudy of selected companies in BSE". He is the chief Editor/Editorial Committee Member of ISSN Numbered research journals including Science and Society, Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Indian Commerce Bulletin, Journal of Social Welfare and Management, vision, Research Scholar, Business Orient, African Journal of Business and Management, APC International Journal etc.

He is the recipient of Bishop Vayalil Memorial award for Excellence and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award for University topper. He won Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award and Jawaharlal Nehru Gold Medal from Global Economic Progress and Research Association. He has presented a large number of research papers in national and international seminars/conferences abroad. He bagged Best Paper Award in National conference on Innovations in Banking at Coimbatore, International Conference at Phuket, Thailand, International conference at Goa, Intemational conference at Jaipur etc. He chaired sessions in the international conference in Thailand, World Finance Conference at Beijing, china, International conference at Goa and many national and state level conferences. Countries visited and Research Papers Presented/Chaired sessions: Other than International Conferences in India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Singapore and United States.

Chairman –External Affairs - Mohandas Krishnan.

Mohandas is a Director of Froshein Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and directly handles International Venture clients. He has also Overseas International Relations with Government Agencies and handles overall Business Development activities of the Group.

Mohandas completed his post-graduation from Calicut University, Kerala, India. His career started in Mumbai in the year 1982 spanning a fantastic 36 year period. He has travelled all over the world. He has lived and spent considerable time, on professional assignments, in Russia, UK, UAE, and Gulf and throughout Africa. He travels on a regular basis on professional engagements.

Over 36 years of career, Mohandas is reputed, most sought after business advisor in the field of International Business, International Projects (Infrastructure and Constructions), Agricultural Projects and Mining Projects. The expertise he brings to client's table is par excellent and unmatchable.

He has conducted seminars and made several presentations, most noteworthy among them being at, INBAR at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, International Bio-Fuel Conference, Global Forum for Chrome Ore, Global Forum for Manganese Ore and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

He enjoys travelling, cooking and study of agriculture.

Chairman Sri Lankan Affairs - K.C.Jayarajan

K.C.Jayarajan was born in the year 1951, in Mahe, (U.T) Pondicherry State and he is the third son of his parents (Late) Shri.K.P.Kunhikoran and Smt.C.K.Devootty, his father was a Freedom Fighter and very much involved in Mahatma Gandhi’s social movement. He is the grandson of (Late) Shri.I.K.Kumaran, a veteran Freedom Fighter known as Mahe Gandhi. He did his school in his native place, after completing Secretariat Training Course he moved to Delhi and taken a Secretariat Job in the Ministry of Defence. He did his graduation (B.A) in Mahatma Gandhi University.

1980-1984 Worked as First Personal Assistant to the Minister Of Communication /Minister of Shipping &Transport.

1985-1990 Worked as Assistant Private Secretary Of Minister of State for Planning / External Affairs / Science &Technology.

1991-1992 Worked as Assistant Private Secretary to Minister of State for Agriculture.

1992-1997 Worked as Addl. Private Secretary to Vice President of India (Late. Shri K.R. Narayanan) During this period he is closely involved with Mrs.Usha Narayanan for her social welfare activities for women and children and assisting for building working girls hostels and day care centers, potters cooperatives and sericulture projects, and construction of houses at Potters colony at Shornur, in Kerala.

1997-2002 Worked as Private Secretary to President of India. He handled the public Grievances received by the President of India.

2002-2008, he continued to work with Former President of India, fully involved with Mrs. Usha Narayanan’s Social Activities for upliftment of Women and Children.

2008-2011 He joined back to Rashtrapati Bhawan and taken over the charge of Addl. Comptroller, President House Hold, and Head of President’s Secretariat Public Grievance Cell. Grievances received from Citizens acknowledged and forwarded to the concerned Ministry /Department of Central Government and State Government. Responsible for running RB helpline Portal, formulation of Citizens Charter, streamlining the procedures to handle Public Grievances. His charter of specialized function will include training of official of the President’s Secretariat associated with these fields of activities.

After retirement he continued to work with Rashtrapathi Bhawan as Consultant. Presently associate with an International NGO called Bharat Soka Gakkai Cultural Centre a unit of Soka Gokkai International, Japan as consultant.

Chairman – International Affairs – Middle East- Suresh Kumar

Suresh Kumar, Native of Olavakkod, Palakkad District, Kerala State . A Post Graduate in Economics and excelled in Pharmaceutical Sales and marketing. Grew upto the position of General Manager Sales & Marketing. 30 years of experience. Excelled in Media industry . Functioned as a Coordinator for JANAM TV , a satellite Malayalam Hindutva TV Channel with millions of viewers and currently working as COO of MediBiz TV, world's first Health care TV Channel exclusively dedicated for Health beamed across 130 countries spanning across Asia Europe Africa and Australia. Also part of Tamil Film industry as Liaison officer.

Married and blessed with 2 daughters. Wife Mrs.Mini Suresh Kumar is a home maker and spends her time in painting (Tanjore painting , Mooral painting etc). First daughter Mrs. Aparna Srinath is married and pursuing her career in the MNC Accenture as a Team Leader. Mr. Srinath is working as a Second Engineer in Merchant Navy. Second Daughter Ms.Athira after completing her Graduation in Journalism from the reputed Christ University Bangalore is studying for MBA in Leadership Management. She is an Anchor and an Excellent Speaker.

He is in to Hindu Economic Forum and started the HEF Premium Chapter in Palakkad and part of VHS group of Kerala.

Advisor for Cocolawn Project which is patented by India Govt and licensed for more than 100 countries. Coco Lawn the Organic Cultivation of vegetables where the base is not soil but Coconut Husk. And this cultivation needs less water as Coconut Husk can absorb moisture from air. Public will be assured of toxins free vegetables across the Super markets and this can be grown on Terrace, Walls as well. Also functions as a Market Coordinator of Goenka Group for Electric / Battery Operated 2 and 3 Wheeler vehicles in South India.

Chairman- Tribal Affairs Advisory Board - Chittar Prasannan

Chittar Prasannan, was born in traditional communist family background in Chittar, Pathanamthitta and earned his degree from Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta. He was an active member of Students Federation of India during his educational period. After his graduation, he started a Fan Factory with accompany of his elder brother in the brand name of Minar in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Likewise, he became an entrepreneur. Then he was the National Treasurer of Sabarimala Sahya Samrakshana Sevasamithi and the Board Member of Auto Cast in Govt. of Kerala. Along with this, a poised, mature and intelligent personality of good character leaded him to actively involve in Left Political Idealism. He was also handled District President as well as State Executive Member of JSS. Now he is the State President of Bharathiya Development Party.

As a well known Environmentalist, his thoughts focused on working for the protection of Western Ghats and promotion of Medicinal Plants. As the result, he started his own agricultural farm, especially for the Medicinal Plants. On the other hand, he was eagerly waiting for an opportunity to work for poor needed. Usually, Politicians are people who are politically active, especially in party politics. Positions range from local offices to executive, legislative, and judicial offices of regional and national governments. However, Chittar Prasannan wished to work for poor in Grass root level. His dream about Social work and the long relationship with HRDS INDIA’s Secretary Aji Krishnan, brought him to HRDS INDIA. Wife and studying two children are his family.

Chairman - Legal Advisory Board - Adv. Syriac Jacob

Syriac Jacob is the elder son of late Sri. J.C. Perumana who was a social worker , known agriculturist and also is well known for his fight and fasting against the high range eviction movement. Syriac Jacob is a post graduate in sociology and hence his sense of social work and social inter-action is a bye product of his academic course. He has an excellent record of public service and social life.Syriac Jacob was the president of bar association and since 2003 he is the president of the society. He has dedicated his best effort for the betterment of the society.

Vice Chairperson - Legal Advisory Board - Adv. Madhu Hiraskar

Madhu Hiraskar was born to Smt. Shakuntala and Shri.Uday Hiraskar in Mumbai Maharashtra. She completed her LLB from Government Law College, Mumbai in the year 2006. She did her Graduation in commerce from Shri Chinai College of Commerce and Economics. She started her career at an early age and during her Law College studies, she took up the job of lecturer in Shri Chinai College of Commerce and Economics. After completing her LLB she was appointed in a Legal firm in Mumbai as Advocate to practise in High court and City Civil court, Mumbai. She is a practising Advocate in Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India. Has attended all kinds of litigation and non litigation matters and appeared before High Court of Bombay, and all other civil courts in Mumbai and Supreme Court of India. Successful legal career marked by rapid promotions to positions of increasing responsibility. She has got an experience of more than 10 years in legal field. Currently she is a partner of M/S.V&M Legal, a legal firm, established by herself and her partner Mr.Vachan Bodke. She is handling all kinds of civil and criminal litigation including Arbitration. She has got strong legal and practical knowledge in handling cases of Real Estate, Land Use, including purchase and sale, development ofresidential and commercial, leasing and landlord tenant. She has provenability to negotiate complex transactions.

Chairman -Financial Advisory Board- Shailakanth P.K

Shailakanth hails from Calicut. He is the son of Sri. K C Krishnan, who was a School Teacher in Wayanad District and Smt. Vasumathi, The Chairperson of Central Social Advisory board of Calicut & Ex-President of City Womens Co-operative Society. He is married to Smt. C J Lissy, who is a home maker and they are blessed with a daughter named Chandhini who has completed graduation in MBA Finance.

He graduated from Malabar Christian college in Calicut, one of the leading and reputed colleges in Kerala.He started his career as an Internal Auditor in a MNC company at Goa from the year 1984 to 1989. He has also worked as a Construction contractor in Malabar cements for a decade from 1989-1999. He also held the post of the Managing Director of Silverline villas and Apartments private limited. Palakkad, Kerala.

At present he is working with HRDS INDIA as Chairman of the Financial Advisory Board.

Vice Chairman - Financial Advisory Board - A.M.Nazir

A. M. Nazir, son of A. M. Abubacker, Palace Hill, Chirayinkizh, Trivandrum District. He is from a respectable family having traditional business background of Coir yarn manufacturing and trading. His wife is Zuhara Nazir from Kozhicode and having two children. Son is Post graduate Administration working in Dubai and daughter MBA graduate, married to an Engineer from Business family settled in Aluva.

A.M. Nazir, Graduated in BSc and Inter passed in Charted Accountant then he experienced from 1969 - 1987 with a leading construction company in Abu Dhabi as Chief Accountant and Financial Manager.

The parent company of his family was established in 1935 in the name of A M. Abubacker and E. Abdul Wahid and having business with most of the European companies like Aspin Wall & Co. William Godacare, Daharismail and so on. Likewise, he has business with other local companies in Allapy and Cochin. After the demise of A.M. Abubacker the business is continuing in the name of A.M. Abubacker & Son. He is doing coconut pith purification and trading business also. On the other hand, he is the Executive Member of Trivandrum Muslim Association and Muslim Educational Society. Moreover, he is the main resource of HRDS INDIA for raising the fund.

Chairman – Media Cubicle – S.Chandramohan

S. Chandramohan is a distinguished person among the Senior media persons in Kerala. He is working as the Managing Director and Editor of Pathram Fortnightly and Pathrammedia. He has the rare distinction for unveiling many exclusive reports to his credit.

He began his career at Kala Kaumudi with a remarkable story on the Police Atrocities.

Shortly after that, he joined Deshabhimani as a Sub Editor in 1993 Suryanelli case, French Espionage Case etc. were a few exclusive reports of him. Another report on LTTE activists and their frequent arrival using Trivandrum Airport was also a very crucial one.

Chandramohan joined Samakaleena Malayalam Weekly of the New Indian Express group in 1998. During this tenure, he reports proved to be instrumental in exposing many human rights violations and corruption by the high and mighty.

In 2003, he started Pathram fortnightly with Sri Kakkanadan as its Founder Chief Editor. He is working as the Managing Editor of Pathrammedia. Pathrammedia has ever been considered as a pioneer among the political magazines that molded public opinion in Kerala. Subsequently, a Web News Portal was started in 2016. Pathrammedia, the YouTube Channel was launched in 2018.

Chandramohan enjoys a unique position among the media persons in the Capital City. He is an active member in many voluntary organisations. He is a Director of many documentaries.

Vice Chairman – Media Cubicle – Saji Chacko

With nearly three decades of experience in the media, Saji Chacko is one of the few English media journalists who has had a chequered a career across the three main forms of media that is print, television and digital.

Saji Chacko, who is based in New Delhi, happens to be the son of the late Sri C.P Chacko, who was the news editor of the Times of India Delhi edition. Saji started his career in 1999 with The Hindustan Times, a Delhi’s leading English daily . After spending five years, he moved to India Today’s daily newspaper Mail Today where Saji did a lot stories of human interest which raised a lot of eyeballs.

Thereafter, having put in a good seven years in print, he decided to shift gears and took a plunge in the choppy waters of TV journalism –while he was working at Newsx, one of the top five English daily news channels in the country, he hosted shows of Sports and stories of human interest.

Just when it seemed that he had settled down to television media, he decided to switch gears and step into the world of digital news. Presently, he is working in a startup . The influential contacts that he has in the media nationwide has helped him develop an uncanny ability to build up brands, startups and NGO’s . It is with great pleasure that we announce Saji Chacko has joined HRDS INDIA as media consultant.

Chairman- Marketing & Logistic Advisory Board- Capt. Vikram Chopra

Capt.Vikram Chopra is an alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi). A Naval Architect by profession, he served in the Indian Navy for over 25 years, wherein he has served in various capacities and in a number of challenging billets, which include a tenure of almost three years in Severodvinsk, Russia, for acquisition of Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Gorshkov. In his last appointment he was Director, Naval Design, handling the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC).

Captain Chopra during his tenure in the Navy and thereafter has steered a number of high value transactions, which include participation in acquisition of Aircraft Carrier valued at almost 2.5 Billion USD. Additionally, he independently negotiated a number of imports valued in excess of 250 Million USD.

Captain Vikram Chopra is also revered in this industry for his Project Management skills. He has managed contracts as diverse as leading teams for technically intensive constructions, handling complex design evolutions and even managing industry shows for overseeing clients.

Chairman - 'Sadhgraha' North East Region Advisory Board - Thomas Pulickal

Thomas Pulickal born in an agricultural family in Pala, Kottayam, Kerala in 1957 to John and Eliamma and the fourth among the nine siblings, he moved to Calcutta in 1970 where he continued his education from Class VII in Don Bosco School, Bandel, Calcutta. With a degree in Science from St Xavier’s College, Calcutta and with a passion for excellence in Accounting, he pursued his interests in Cost Accounting which enabled him to start his own center in Cochin for the purpose of training, chartered accountants, cost accountants and company secretaries under the name MCS Cochin and today his students occupy prime positions in industry and are a major source of funds for his humanitarian and philanthropic activities in the North East India. From 1999, he moved to the North East India, where he initially set up an NGO in Imphal, Manipur by the name of the Boys Town Foundation, which is a non profit, non political and non religious organization aimed at visualizing a self-sustaining, self-reliant and dignified community where people live responsibly, striving for a just, equal and harmonious society.

The pioneering activity consisted in establishing a structure which began catering for 23 orphaned boys in 2005. The heart of compassion made him branch out into identifying clever but poor students from the remotest villages of Manipur and began supporting them for their education. Such a work began to gain acceptance even among government circles and gradually spread to the other six north eastern states of Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, Tripura and Mizoram gradually culminate in various Community Development Programs and Community Health Projects supported by friends and benefactors from India, Italy and Austria. Along with this, the preaching and healing ministry across the villages of the North East gained wide popularity and today, he is an internationally acclaimed preacher with support groups all over and is constantly involved in reaching across to the needy people regardless of caste, creed and belief systems. Conflict resolution and peace building among the various tribes of the North East made him gain proximity to government servants and Ministers and the Manipur Government recognized his services by allotting a completed building together with 75 cents of land in 2015. Citations and commendations from renowned personalities in the North East is an added proof of the commitment he has to the North East India.

The living condition of the poor in the North East warranted the outreach of him into Micro finance activities and working closely with Mr James Keishing, the Managing Director of NEREFS Ltd (North East Region Finservices Ltd), Boys Town Foundation was in the forefront to make available micro finance to individuals and SHGs for agricultural, horticultural and allied activities as well as small business units so that the socio-economic development of the poor in the North East Region could be enhanced and thus poverty to a certain extent could be eradicated. Such a need arose as the banking penetration in the northeast being poor, people are highly dependent on money lenders who charge exorbitant interest rates apart from demanding other modes of security. With such a rich, diversified and humanitarian background, he is heading our expansion and networking plans in the North East India, a region entirely different from the rest of India, both in terms of geography and culture. Blessed with two sons through his wife Elizabeth, the elder son Abel after his MBA is currently working with American Express in Delhi and the younger son Joshua is pursuing his graduate studies in Chennai.

General Convenor-HRDS INDIA ADC-D.Narayanan

D.Narayanan is the son of Sri. S.N. Dasan Master and Smt. Rangamma , born in the year 1961in Dasannur village, Attappady.His father is a Retd. Head Master and mother is a homemaker. He belongs to the Scheduled Tribe Irula community in the Attappady Tribal belt. He completed his pre-university course at Govt.Arts and Science College, Coimbatore. He has served the State Government of Kerala for 31 years. He was an active social worker. He actively participated in the social movements in the Dasannur Village in 1982, the main object is ‘To promote education and Tribal culture’.

In the year 1982,he joined “Girijan Sevak Samithi” a Tribal Organization ,which focused for the Tribal problems, education and culture . Later in the year 1992 he was elected as the President of the “Girijan Sevak Samithi”.

Narayanan has started Kanakam - Institute of Education and Culture Centre for Tribals in Attappady. The main aim of the Centre is to promote education and culture to the hamlet people and the younger generation.

He is married to Smt. K.P. Padmavathy who is working as a teacher in Govt.Upper Pimary School, Kottathara, Attappady. Due to his passion towards social work inspired him to join HRDS INDIA. He is a very hardworking and sincere towards the work he undertakes .

Administrative Wing

Chief Project Director –Jwalamukhi – Kanchana Nair

Kanchana Nair was born to Smt. Erath Unikatt Vishalakshi Amma and Sri.A. N. Kunhiraman Nair in Coonoor of Nilgiri District in Tamil Nadu. Her father was an income tax officer with the Tamil Nadu government and her mother was a homemaker. Kanchana commenced her schoolings in a reputed English private school in Ooty and completed her last years of secondary education in Chennai.

After leaving high school she enrolled in Stella Mary"s college where she completed her masters in literature. She then commenced a role as a High school English teacher at Providence Convent in Calicut. After seven years she moved to Ernakulam where she again worked in a similar capacity at Chinmaya Vidyalaya.

Years later she decided to leave teaching and enter the private sector. Kanchana joined the Mirror Today, a leading English-language weekly magazine, where she was its bureau chief for Kerala. At Mirror Today, she was responsible for conducting the magazine’s regional marketing campaigns and expanding its subscriber base. She was also responsible for staff recruitment and daily operation of the magazines Kerala branch.

After 12 productive years at Mirror Today she left to join one of Cochin’s leading construction companies as their public relations officer. She utilized her marketing expertise and fluent command of English to expand the company’s client base and raise its corporate profile.

Three years later she left to join Asia Pacific Tours (APT), a division of Global Conference Management Group Chennai, as their Branch Head in Cochin. At APT, she drew upon her wealth of marketing experience and polished English communication skills to plan and coordinate conferences and seminars in Cochin for medical specialists and academics.

Kanchana has always had a deep, abiding interest in women empowerment and a desire to improve the plight of socially and economically disadvantaged women in Kerala. HRDS’s vision and philosophy resonate with her and that is why she was delighted when given the opportunity to be a part of its mission. Kanchana is acutely aware of the significance of networking with relevant agencies to facilitate the necessary outcomes required to meet the objectives of HRDS. Her highly honed communication skills and a wealth of marketing experience will be an asset to her in the new role.

Project Director - Karshaka- Leena K.T- Addl. Director (Retd) Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Kerala

Leena is the eldest daughter of Sri. K.T. Velayudhan and Smt.P.T. Vimala born in 1962. She is married to Sri.P. C Pradeep Kumar who is working in a private organization. They have two children Ammu Vikram married to Vikram Mohandas and Amil Kumar. She has completed her Post graduation in Agricultural Entomology from College of Horticulture, Kerala Agriculture University, Thrissur. She started her career in the State Department of Agriculture, Kerala as an agricultural officer in the year of 1986 and retired in the cadre additional director of agriculture in the year 2018. During her 31 years of stint in Department of Agriculture. She held various posts requiring various kinds of tasks such as training, agricultural marketing, administration and other extension activities. At the time of retirement she held the post of Director in State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute, Trivandrum. She has conducted classes, events, programs on behalf of Department of Agriculture. She has written articles pertaining to her subjects in various publications. She has conducted international workshop on value addition for income generation in agriculture. She intends to leverage her 31 years of experience in agricultural sector and serve socially & economically backward group and empower them into mainstream.

Project Director - Sadhgraha Tribal Housing Project - P. Sudevan

Shri. P Sudevan, son of Parameshwaran and Ponnamma, was born on 1966 at Bhoothakulam panchayat, Kollam district. He passed out from Bhoothakulam Govt. HSS and went to Mumbai to try Indian Army while doing his higher studies in TKM college as he was interested in serving the nation. He went to Andhra Pradesh after not being able to join Indian Army and then abroad in 1989. He joined Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG company in 1990 run by Dr. P. Mohammed Ali which happens to be a turning point in his life. Started the career Civil Engineering under Prof.A.H.Khan (Retired professor of Bhopal University). And was also taught by engineer K.R. Baiju, engineer P.U. Jacob, engineer K.P. Paulson, engineer Balan, General manager K.M.Saheer, engineer Ajay Kumar and other superiors. Executive Vice President K.Nausher,( EVP) J K Salvy, Planning manager Sunil supported till the end.

The training and encouragement from the company gave him chances to achieve great heights. He was awarded for successfully completing the courses such as Training programme for frontline supervisors in construction industry, Managing conflicts, Industrial first aid course, Time and priority management, Incident investigation and reporting and was also awarded the 2004 HSE Performance Award for firm commitment and excellent performance in the Rustaq Sewage Collection Network Project. During his 23 years of career he worked as Civil senior supervisor in many prestigious projects such as Rusayl industrial estate, Sewage collection treatment & disposal for Khasab town project, Al Kamal water supply project, Indian School Ghala, Sultan Qaboos University, 9 Advance factory in Rusayl, Dates flakes factory, STP at Khasab, Jetty at Little Queen Island, Desalination plant at Sowqrah, Sur hospital project , Salalah sewage collection network, Sultan Qaboos hospital at Barka, Al Sharqiyah sands water supply project, Sewage collection network at Rustaq, STP at Al Buraimi, Omantel project, Darsite STP.

His wife is Meera rani and his sons are Sumin dev and Sooraj dev. He began a new manufacturing unit named Sumin Sooraj Fibre Products at his homeland after resigning in 2013. While running this industry, he came to know about the flood during the time of Onam which made many people homeless. He thought of a way inorder to help the victims of the flood which led to the beginning of a new production unit, FRP Portable Cabin Industry at Eram in Meenadu village, Chathanoor panchayat, Kollam dist. In which portable homes/cabins can be made for the people who is suffering from flood. He is now involved in the production by making certain arrangements with the HRDS India.

Project Director Alternative Medicine and Research - Sudhir Nair

M.K. Sudhir was born on 10th May 1970 in Thrissur, Kerala is a Diploma holder in Electronics Engineering. He started his career with BPL Systems and Projects Ltd., Palakkad as Technical Assistant. After 5 years of service in BPL, he moved to HCL Telecom Ltd, Nariman Point Mumbai as Customer Engineer and served for nearly 2 years.

Then he ventured into business taking up sub contracts of BPL and HCL in Mumbai in the name of Kojanar Business Services and started operations in the year of 1996. In the year 2000 he expanded his work to Thrissur, Kerala and subsequently in Mysore, Karnataka. In 2002 he visited Cambodia to provide consultancy for a Cassava based Ethanol Plant in Bhattombang Province and visited Malaysia and Thailand. Subsequent to this Thy Holding Group Co. Ltd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia has appointed him as General Manager (Projects & Foreign Affairs) and holding the position till now.

During these walks of professional life he was actively involved in Yoga, Nature cure and Agricultural activities. Kripa Nature Cure, Thrissur was run by him in Association with Dr.P. Leelakumari (DNYS, MD Naturopathy, PhD in Naturopathy and Yoga). Organized a 90 days Yoga Camp in Palakkad in association with Yogi Jayadevan, UYCON Yoga Centre, Ollur, Thrissur for coronary heart disease reversal program.

He is the authorized representative in India of UPRADEC France, an organization working for economic and Cultural development of Africa.

Presently he is working as The Managing Director of Jayathara Healthcare Pvt Ltd., Thrissur, Kerala and Director of Aadithya Varnam Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

He has a capacity to maintain warm relations with every individual coming across and the ability to speak five languages Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English is an added advantage.

Project Director (HR) - Biju Krishnan

Born in Thodupuzha to late C. K. Krishnan and Omana teacher. Since his very young age, he strongly desired to become an eminent politician by the inspiration of his elder brother Aji Krishnan, who was an active member of SFI.

However, his educational journey diverted him to select B.A. Economics. During his college days he was a Campaigner who has been actively involved in various revolutionaries.After his graduation, he chose to study L.LB. While he was studying, his aspiration to be a politician, motivated him to turn to political sector. According to support students more, he took charge as the District President of SFI. In addition, he was a State Committee member and Branch Secretary of CPIM. As a member of the local committee, he has been involved in a number of development activities. Besides, he left the party along with Smt. K.R. GowriAmma, who is the Former Minister, an MLA for 50 years and the Founder - leader of CPM. As a result, they formed a new party, named JanathipathiyaSamrakshanaSamithy (JSS). Subsequently, he was a state committee member, District President and a Member of State Center Secretariat.

Furthermore, his dedication towards our society, he became the DistrictPanchayatMember of Idukki District. Not just a PanchayatMember, he has established several public infrastructure in Vannappuram, Kodikulam, Udumbanoor and Karimannor such as Road, Bridges, Schools, Industrial Units and Drinking Water Projects. Hence, he was nominated by Kerala Govt. as a member of District Tourism Promotion Council.

Meantime, he has implemented a lot of development activities in Munnar and Thekkady, which are the popular places for tourism in Kerala. Along with, he was a Chairman of Tourism Task Force in Idukki District Panchayat and the Union Secretary of SNDP YOGAM, Thodupuzha. In order to support the Women Empowerment, he has formed 300 SHGs and issued loans for 15 Crore. Likewise, he used to give guidance and Pre- marriage Counselling to the youngsters. As well as, he is experienced in Journalism, worked as a sub- Editor of Guru Vision Magazine also in Cultural Enviromentalist.

As per the direction of Aji Krishnan, who is the Founder- Secretary of HRDS INDIA and a elder brother to him, he took charge in HRDS INDIA’s ongoing projects such as Sadhgraha -Tribal Housing, Jwalamukhi -Women Empowerment, Ekagrah- Educational and DDU-GKY- Skill Development.

His wife Swapna (Teacher, Govt .HS, Muvatupuzha) and son Abhinav Krishnan(Student).

Public Relation Officer - Rajesh Krishnan

Rajesh Krishnan is a professional in sales and Marketing and has a vast experience in retail and solution sales. A proactive planner with abilities in devising effective strategies for augmenting business, identifying and penetrating new market segments, promoting products for business excellence. In the past, he was associated with organizations like Reliance Communications, Essar Oil, NCR and Iron Mountain, after gaining rich experience from the corporate segment wishes to utilize his skills in Social sector.

His native is Adigaratty village situated close to the beautiful hill station Ooty, The Nilgiris. Being the son of Adv. L Krishnan a retired army personnel from Nasik Regiment was brought up in Mumbai and had spent most of his life in Mumbai until he moved to Coimbatore for pursuing his graduation in the field of engineering from Amrita Institute of Technology and Science. After graduation, he obtained his MBA from Heriot Watt University, UK. His father was his greatest influence for him to select social sector.

State Head Skill Development -DDU-GKY - Praise Pious

Praise Pious is an energetic youth from a Farmer family. Born to Pious George and Anna Kutty. Married to Mary Rose, who is an Associate Lecturer. He completed his Graduation of BSW was from Little Flower Institute of Social Science in Calicut and MSW Post Graduation from Loyola college, Trivandram. During his college days he was an active Union Vice Chairman. Such kind of social commitment made him to pursue a Diploma in NLP and Diploma in Counselling.

He has started his career from Sameeksh in Aathmamithra as an Administrator cum Trainer and had conducted a lot of valuable Training Programs for Teachers and Students to provide them guidance and counseling. After six years of experience, he wished to promote students by developing their skills technically. For the implementation, he joined in Quess as a Central manager. His dedication and involvement towards his work promote him as a State mobilize. His experience in the Skill Development Sector is the key to HRDS INDIA in skill initiative. He has recently joined in HRDS INDIA and already into the initiation of implementing a skill development project sanctioned by central Govt.

He is expert in Counseling, Soft skill training. He believes in empowering rural youth with skills that will enable them to an effective workforce.

Chief Project Co-Ordinator - Joy Mathew

Joy Mathew, BA literature. His wife Deepa and has two children are students. He has keen interest in Social Activities. During the time of his education he was associated with Students Federation of India and became the Secretary of Idukki District Committee and Jt.Secretary of Mahatma Gandhi University Students Union. After his education he was full time member of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in various position, also be local Secretary and Area Committee member. During that period he was participated in many strikes. In his leadership he solved different types of labour problems. With the long and good relationship with Aji Krishnan, Secretary HRDS INDIA, he accepted his invitation to work with HRDS INDIA as Project Co-ordinator in Sadhgraha project. At present he is fully dedicate and concentrate on his present position. He is helping and loving nature with very sharp ability to face of any field. He is dedicated, broad minded and well in advance thinking, keen knowledge in Documentation and Co-ordination.

Chief Finance Controller - Saravanan Ramachandran

Saravanan. R is the eldest son of Sri. Ramachandran who is a Retd Executive Engineer of Agricultural department in the state of Tamilnadu and his mother Smt. Rajini is a homemaker; he is the eldest among the three siblings. Saravanan did his Textile Engineering from Ana University Chennai. Though he studied textile related course his interest was in Computers so in 1987 he ventured into IT industry and started with APTECH Institute in Madurai he had three franchises in and around Madurai. After seeing success in IT Saravanan ventured into Real Estate industry and moved on to Entertainment Industry, his role was of an investor and his vast experience in handling finance instrument has come in use to HRDS INDIA , he is the Finance controller of the organization. His wife is a homemaker and there only daughter Ms. Pavithra is a chemical engineer she completed her M-Tech from Chennai.

Chief - Information & Technology Core - Anil Thomas

Anil Thomas was born in 1979, son of M. C Thomas and Suma Thomas at Thrissur district, Kerala. He took Master of Commerce (MCom) from P G Centre Thrissur and Master of Computer Application (MCA) from K S Rangasamy Engineering College, Erode, Tamilnadu have more than 10 years experience in software field. Now working as Managing Director of Wise Sooryagni Info India Pvt. Ltd.(WiseS). WiseS handling both domestic and international software and web projects. With an intimate knowledge of tech and business alike, he's the glue that keeps the WiseS team together and makes sure that delivery happens, every time. He gets a kick out of helping clients enhance their sites through the creative use of tools that maximize the full potential of the Web. He has a wealth of experience across multiple platforms. His favourite kind of project would have a perfect balance of design, technology and business. His wife is Mrs. Simy Anil working as HR Manager in WiseS. Anil Thomas is handling all technical both software and web based aspects of HRDS INDIA for the last 14 years.

Chief - Communication and Human Resource - Binoy T. George

Binoy T. George has 14 years experience in handling various capacities in Power & Lighting, Engineering, FMCG, International recruitment and Administration. His core expertise is in Human Resources & Administration. He is an MBA in Personnel & Marketing from MS University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Electronics and Computer Technology, Madras Christian College, Chennai. Marketing , HR & Administration In-charge , Essjay Electrolinks (P) Ltd Recruitment Manager - International , Continental Group of Co Marketing (Sales), Samsung India Ltd Marketing (Sales), Tradelinks LLC, Muscat Director (HR & Corporate Communications), Red Tree Partners.

Coordinator - Sri Lankan Affairs - Ajith Kumar.K

Ajith Kumar was born in Pandikkattu family, which is a well known Traditional Ayurveda Paramparya Vaidhyans in Kottayam District Kerala. His Grand Father was a Paramparya Vaidhyan and also a freedom fighter. He was very famous in ‘Snake Poison Treatment’(Visha Vaidhyam). His father K. L. Kumaran is not only an Ayurveda Physician but also he was a Govt. contractor for KSEB and PWD from 1973 to 1990. Ajith Kumar completed his schooling from St. Joseph English Medium Higher Secondary School, Neeloor. He completed the Graduation from St. George College Aruvithura. He is a very good businessman. Now he is doing import and export Business in Sri Lanka and Gulf Countries. He is also doing organic farming and distribution of plants. In Sri Lanka he has a company which is an Interlock Designer Tile Manufacturing since 2013 onwards. Formerly, he worked with Drake and Scull International Dubai till 2012. His mother is Gomathi Kumaran. His wife Sindhu Ajith and has two children named Arjun Ajith and Anand Ajith. Arjun completed his BE in Computer Science, Anand is studying BE in Civil.

Chief of Operations HRDSAFRC - Sunil Augustin

Sunil Augustin's grandfather Sri (Late),Mathai Augusthy was among the first to migrate to Kattappana from Kottaym district he lead from the front to clear the forest area and start cultivation he was the leader for the people who had migrated along with him in the early 1950's. Sunil's father Augustin was a farmer he was successful in bringing cultivation of cash crops in Kattappana Sunil's mother Mrs. Leelamma is a homemaker. Sunil's family was involved in evolving the suffering of the poor in Kattappana for this his family had to go through many hard times, his family donated two acres of prime land for the construction of the Civil Station in Kattappana for free. Sunil is a diploma holder from Kerala Film Academy Trivandrum, at the age of 23 he was the youngest to hold the post of Vice- President of YMCA in the history of Kattappana, Sunil was very active in politics, and he was the district secretary of youth congress in Kattappana. Sunil joined HRDS INDIA as the joint editor of the monthly magazine published by HRDS INDIA, latter when HRDS INDIA started its Research wing HRDSAFRC (Highrange Rural Development Society Agro-Farm Research Center) he started working as the Chief of Operations he was successful in implementing various government oriented program for the farmers of Idukki district. He is multi talented personality and is a highly skilled actor he was a very prominent personality in Drama Theater. He is married to Deepa and they are blessed with daughter Christina and son Aiden.

Administrator - Gayatri Varma

She was born in New Delhi. She is the only daughter of P.M.Balachandran and Karthiyani Balachandran. Father was GM Flight Despatch (Indian Airlines) and Mother was a housewife. After her Schooling period in Delhi with her grandparents, she came to Kerala and completed her graduation in Calicut University. Her husband Riyas is a business man. Daughter Akhela and son Sahil are students. More than six years of experiences in Sikkim Manipal University Study Center as an Administrator she realized that the other side of people’s life and their requirement. To fulfill her desires of building a better society and give education for illustrating children, she started waiting for a chance to help them. Finally, her dream comes true by getting a chance to be a part of HRDS INDIA.

Associate Project Co-Ordinator -- All Projects – Offe Jania

HRDS INDIA recognized Offe Jania as a potential citizen devoted her life towards shaping a better society. Born to an enterprising businessman Sri. Elthius and Smt. Marcelin Mary an astute accountant, in the mould of her parents, she grew up amidst the beautiful landscapes of Kannyakumari, which is a city in southern tip of Tamil Nadu. She grew up with two supportive brothers, elder brother Kingston who is working in abroad and younger one Robert Singh who is perusing his studies in Engineering settled in disposition.

She has completed her graduation in English from Manon Maniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelvali Tamil Nadu. She has finished D.T.Ed from Mary Immaculate Teacher Training Institute, Vellore Tamil Nadu. Her benevolent bent of mind led her to volunteer in altruistic programs during Tsunami. She has lent her sympathetic hands to the indigent people through social welfare programmes under different projects. To mention few she has worked with Humanitarian Response to Emergency Team under the roof of Action Aid NGO and helped to eradicate the persistent problem of child labour, spread the awareness of child education as a volunteer in Praxis NGO. With an objective to rescue the ailing humanity she has joined hands with HRDS INDIA and is contributing to the best of her ability as an Associate Project Co-ordinator.

Being a fortunate Tsunami survivor she radiates strength and herwords emanate certainty and passion. She inspires her posteriors with courage and charitable attitude beneath the bitter beans. She is heavily influenced and inspired by the extra-terrestrial works of Caritas, a Switzerland based NGO that helped ameliorate the worsen condition of Tsunami hit survivors. What vehemently motivates her to join HRDS INDIA are the key endeavours of Arundhati Roy, a non-expatriate Indian author, MedhaPatkar, one of the apt Indian social activists to alleviate social backwardness prevalent in the rural society and Kiran Bedi who’s an retired Police Officer, Social Activist and the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry . She has a vision to facilitate participation of women across all sectors to essentially build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women under straitened circumstances. With this dream project, she has become a vital part of this NGO, which fosters her efforts to advance gender equality and empower women.

Project Co-ordinator : Aagneya J Pillai

Aaagneya J Pillai is a graduate hailing from northern part of India, born into a Malayalee family to Mrs. Geetha Pillai and Mr. K.J.Pillai. Both of them were proficient errands of Nursing and Civil Engineering respectively. An aspiring art student with an English major from University of Delhi who holds appropriate deft experience achieved during university discussions and national seminars.

She has a desirous attraction for Indian Art and Aesthetics. She has been an adherent of Delhi theatre society. Currently she’s pursuing Master's degree in English but aspires to be a research scholar in ‘Indian performing arts’ as an academic discipline. She was an eminent partisan of several ‘NUKKAD-NATTAK’ on socially pertinent issues in Delhi NCR. She is an exuberant onlooker of theatre and classical concerts and a profound pioneer of ‘Art for Art sake'. Though she is inadequate to compete with students and associates but she's able to balance numerous professional preferences in HRDS INDIA.

Project Co-ordinator- Nidhi Chouhan

Nidhi Chouhan is born and bred in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal which is widely known for its panoramic lake views. Her father works as an Administrative Officer in the New India Insurance Co. Ltd. and mother simultaneously administrates the home. She has two younger sisters as well.

She is pursuing Masters in English Literature from Amity University, Gurgaon and has completed her graduation from Bhopal. As an avid reader, her interest primarily lies in literary compositions. She has a considerable experience in content developing and creative writing with start-ups. She is also an active volunteer for the Peace Education Program, TPRF that aims to prioritize the notion of peace within people.

She is a dynamic individual who seeks to be a Professor in the similar discipline and admires to explore the opportunities abroad, besides her dream to impart educational support to the underprivileged students in India. She possesses excellent communication and leadership skills. She likes to work with efficiency and integrity as a team player. Her inclination for different pursuits like Kathak, basketball, public oration, cooking, singing etc. displays her proactive nature.

It is the benignity and social-spiritedness that ushers her towards humanitarian causes. Well aware of the rampant destitution and its ramifications in the lives of rural people, her sanguine conscience motivates her to join HRDS INDIA. She finds it as a perfect platform to promote selfless assistance to the needy and deprived. She wishes to foster the usage of English language among impoverished people for them to avail maximum benefits out of their work.

Co-ordinator - Tribal affairs - K. V. Raman

Raman is the eldest son of Smt. Ammini and Sri. Kunkan who are farmers from Puthucherry village of Waynad district, Raman completed his studies in Manadhavadi village and in the year 1976 migrated to Kalpatta. He was a very active congress party worker during his school days; later on he got involved in social and political activities. Raman successfully implemented Smt. Indra Gandhi our former prime minister’s dream project “Sugandagiri Cardamom project” 3750 acres of land was identified and developed within five years, 750 tribal families was directly involved and got benefited from this project even after the completion of the project he continued with the project, with the help of Spices board he got the project funded.

By year 2000 he had formed a community with more than 1500 tribal families, he headed the community and started several projects for the welfare of the tribal’s, the path was never easy and he had to struggle a lot for this he had to start strikes against the government to get back the land from the government to the tribal’s, for which he conducted many Police station and Collectorate march, in the year 2004 he got High court orders in accordance within the bylaw and successfully got back the land from the government for the tribal’s. Raman formed “Kerala Adhivasi Congress” for the welfare of tribal’s of Wayand and mainly concentrated on the two wards in Sugandhageri of which one ward is fully occupied with tribal’s, he got aid from Nabard and started various project namely Milma Project, Rainwater harvest, Road laying, Electricity connection, Schools, and Agriculture farms. Raman wife Smt. Rema is a homemaker they have one son Shiju working in Veterinary Collage and two daughters Sailaja and Sailatha both of them are married.

Project Coordinator STHP Tripura State - Josy J. Kalathoor

Josy Joseph hails from an agriculture village called Nedumudy in the district of Alappuzha of Kerala State. He is graduated in Commerce from St. Berchmans College Changanassery Under Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam. As a a student he was an active member of many of the socio-cultural organizations and that made him to think about working for a marginalized group. That search made him to reach Tripura at the age of twenty and from there he is associated with Don Bosco. As a project coordinator in Don Bosco, Josy could work the rural areas of Tripura state and travelled length and breadth of Tripura and has friends and associates from all corners of the state from all walks of life. His close association with grass route leve he could master in Tribal language called KOKBOROK and Bangaly.

In his tenure as a project coordinator he has implemented many poverty eradication projects ,Agriculture Sustainability, Housing and sanitation, Skill Training for the School Drop outs and value added projects for bamboo related cottage industry.

He has attended many International and National symposiums and workshops. Aquaculture Nutrition submit at AIT Bangkok in 2006, Poverty eradication Through cultural exchange at BRAC Dakha in 2008, Farmers Innovation at Bangladesh Agriculture University Maimansingha in 2009. Retention of trainees of skill training by FVTRS at Kolkotha and Bangalore are few of them.

Josy has worked as logistic in charge for the Kokborok language feature film called ‘YARWNG’ which was the opening film of Indian Panorama IFFI-2008 which was most challenging since the shoot took place in the remote villages of Tripura with Technicians form Metro cities. Apart from this Josy has worked as associate director and art director for many of the media projects and documentaries. He is well known for his organizational capacity and an impeccable cost effective Event Management Specialist.

the importance of economic interference and employment generation Josy took initiative to bring many investors to Tripura and at present working with them for the sustainability of both personal and the organization.

Project Coordinator New Delhi – Animesh Sinha

Animesh Sinha (Shiva) is the only son of Mr. Gourhari Sinha & Mrs. Sefali Sinha, born in the year 1974. His father is a farmer and mother is home maker. He did his schooling from a very remote village of Tripura (North East). Later he moved to Delhi were, he completed his graduation from IGNOU and his Hotel Management Diploma in Crockery.

He started his career in the hospitality industry in the year 1995 with Best Western Hotel, then he worked with Crowne Plaza Delhi for 12 years. He worked as General Manager in ABN Hospitality Delhi., also worked as Operation Manager in Devyani International Ltd at Delhi Airport.

In the year 2010 he married Bobita Rajkumari daughter of Lt.Bikramjit Rajkumar. She is presently working as a teacher.

He has 22 years of experience in hospitality industry and has worked with different five star hotels & restaurant. He also worked as a freelancer F&B consultant and opened few good properties within India.He has good knowledge of food and beverage knowledge.

Animesh Sinha has received a certificate for outstanding performance from Crowne Plaza Hotel Delhi.

Project Coordinator- West Bengal- Adv. Anjali Agarwal

Anjali Agarwal was born to Sri. Ramesh Agarwal and Sri. Babita Agarwal in the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal. She has been enrolled as an Advocate in year 2016 with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and currently working in a law firm in Delhi. She has completed her BBA-L.LB (Hons) from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore (batch of 2010-2015).

She is a core member of corporate team and has hands-on experience in spearheading company law affairs, conducting due-diligence, handling matters related to mergers and acquisitions, strategic investment and disinvestment, labour laws, competition law, real estate laws and other areas of corporate laws, drafting and negotiating of various corporate and commercial contracts including agreements for acquisition, joint ventures, employment contracts, partnership etc.

With combination of her professional qualifications, she has advised various Indian and multinational corporations (MNCs and their Indian Subsidiaries) on transactions related to foreign investments, private equity and, regulatory & general corporate advisory.

She is proficient in ensuring compliances under Companies Act, Corporate Laws, SEBI, BSE, FEMA & Laws relating to Merger, Listing Agreements, SAST Regulations, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Stock Exchange Matters.

Project Coordinator - Continent of Africa - Richard Buabeng

Richard Buabeng is a Mental Health Nurse with the Ghana Health Service. He was born to Mr. Samuel Buabeng a retired educationist and Mrs. Margaret Buabeng a business woman. He had his basic education in Oyo state, Nigeria after which he returned to Ghana and had his college diplomas from Nurses Training College and Abro media Institute respectively. He is currently a Bsc. Public Health candidate at Catholic University Ghana. He is fluent is two African languages: Twi (Ghana) and Yoruba (Nigeria). He has 8 years of experience in humanitarian support, Health-care delivery, radio/television production and volunteering. During and after college, he has been volunteering with NGOs like Ackts

In Africa and Chosen Rehabilitation Center as a health personnel offering humanitarian interventions to people with drug addiction in the ghettos of Accra. He is currently the unit head of the Community Mental Health and Counseling Unit at the Kalba Health Center in one of the poorest regions of Northern Ghana. He is a lead volunteer and conference organising committee member of the Mental Health And Well-Being Foundation Ghana and has carried out epilepsy initiatives called Purple Day for Anita Kaufman Foundation Canada. He is a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network Fellow with a focus on Public Policy and Management from the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa. He is an open minded fellow, a mental health advocate, blogger, content developer, presenter, human rights activist, Pan-African, Humanitarian and not yet married. He cares deeply about the progress and prosperity of humanity everywhere.

Project Co-ordinator – UK - Balaji Ilangovan

Balaji Ilangovan, a Charted Engineer and Technical Lead in Automation at AMRC North-West, Preston, United Kingdom, chiefly hails from the capital city Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is a Doctorate in Intelligent Automation from Loughborough University and completed his post graduation degree in M.Sc Robotics & Automation with distinction form University of Salford, Manchester, UK. In addition to it, he graduated in B.E. Mechatronics Engineering from Anna University, India.

Residing abroad for more than 10 years, he has bagged substantial amount of experience and expertise in technology road mapping, digital transformation and industrialization of technology overseas. There stand numerous non-academic accomplishments, for instance, he proactively volunteers as a Co-Chair in Post Graduate Research Association, Wolfson School, Loughborough University. Manifesting his leadership, he serves as a Treasurer at IMechE Young Members Panel, Leicestershire. Further, there are several other accolades in his name, to enlist, he has prime memberships of authenticated multidisciplinary, independent professional engineering associations like Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which is headquartered in London, Institution of Engineers (IET) and Institution of Sheet Metal Engineers (ISME). He has significant publications i.e. issuance of 3 international journal articles, 2 conferences and 1 magazine article. In the past, he had remained a Project Trainee at Hyundai Motors India Ltd. And worked as a Design Engineer (Focal) in Zodiac Aerospace as well.

Hobbies that interest him includes following business and financial news, reading business and financial magazines, member of a professional business or management body, playing chess and puzzle games, involved in local clubs, classes and groups, working as a volunteer in companies, organizing events in the community, playing team sports, travelling and mentoring at intervals. Apart from this he has an indelible interest in philanthropic activities, and it is this sanguine aspect that brought him under the carpet of HRDS INDIA. His spirited participation in humanitarian led enterprises makes him a trustful coordinator of UK based regions. He makes a personal remark, “we need a science of philanthropy and contributing in benign efforts of HRDS INDIA is a wonderful opportunity to make it happen.”

Project Coordinator- Rajasthan- Vandana Vijay

Vandana Vijay, born to Mr. Vijay Kumar K.K and Mrs. Jayasree.P who belongs to Kerala and was brought up in New Delhi. She has graduated in Forensic Science from Amity University, Gurgaon and is currently pursuing her post-graduation in Forensic sciences from Gujarat Forensic sciences University, Gujarat.

Coming from a middle-class family, she has learned the values of perseverance and frugality at an early stage, taught by her father, who work as a senior draughtsman in a private firm in Delhi. In her early days, she showed an interest in dance, music, and sports. She has learned Carnatic music for over 10 years, under different renowned teachers. This paved myriad ways to conduct shows and concerts, winning numerous accolades in the inter-college competitions. She was passionate about communicating through dance, her undying passion, self-motivation and dedication towards Bharatanatyam helped her to win many accolades and praise from dance lovers. She holds SANGEET PRABHAKAR senior-diploma in Bharatanatyam from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad.

Getting involved in various activities not only triggered her, but it also inculcated persevering mindset and time –management, which her mother always promoted. She always wished to pursue a career through which she can serve society in some or the other way. This vigor in her, later on, sowed the seeds of interest in science through various scientific experiments in high school, later on into forensic science.

The significance of forensic evidence, the culmination of various sciences, range of techniques and discoveries involved have always fascinated her and to choose an analytical, insightful profession. She would strive hard to serve the society and judicial system by becoming the future forensic scientist, and a responsible citizen.

Project Coordinator-Shaiju Sivaraman

Shaiju is an eminent social worker having hand full of experience in serving the community including tribes. He is experienced in women empowerment in both planning and implementation level. Also handled the cases in crisis intervention and providing physical support to the tribes in Kerala.

Shaiju, son of Sri C.G.Sivaraman and Smt.Leelamany, was born on 1972 at Thodupuzha in Idukki District. He passed out from Govt. High School Muttom and went to Bangalore for doing higher studies in technical field after completed his post metric education from Henry Baker College Melukavumattom as he was interested in technical field. He was actively working for SFI during his education time. After completed his professional course he worked in the field level as well as in management level. While working in Bangalore, he turned to the social sector as he got influenced by his elder brother Aji Krishnan.

After his education, he was actively working for SNDP union and became Branch President. In this period he could successfully implement so many projects for women empowerment. Micro finance project was one among such projects. It was a financial service such as savings accounts, insurance funds and credit provided to poor and low income women in Chalakudy area. This project helped so many women to increase their income, thereby helped to improve their standard of living. As a part of women empowerment project, he could implement more than 50 food packing units under Chalakudy SNDP union.

Apart from the above activities, he was working with VSS (Vana Samrakshana Samithi) in Athirappilly. In this time he got many opportunities to work for tribes in Athirappilly region. Water shed management was one among such assignments done in tribal area. In summer season tribes were facing severe issues due to water scarcity. This project helped to improve water quality as well as helped to regulate water flow in the region. Also it provided advantages to the flood management and protection to the wildlife habitat in the Athirappilly forest area. Now he is working as a Project Coordinator to implement the projects in tribal area for HRDS INDIA.

MIS Head - Sajith.A.Satheesh Babu

Sajith A S is the son of Sri. Satheesh Babu and Smt. Prameela was born in Ottapalam, Palakkad district. He completed graduation in Computer Applications and started his career from First Source Solution as Technical support executive and later joined with Quesscorp Ltd as trainer .

He is Competent, diligent & result oriented professional, offering around 4 + years of exposure across BPO and Training Field Self-motivated and goal-oriented with a high degree of high flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, commitment and optimism towards his work. Clear presentation skills, committed to standards of the highest professionalism and ethical behavior and handles confidential information with discretion.he is an energetic and matured person towards his decision making at work.

He joined in HRDS India as MIS Head for DDUGKY project.

Q-Head – Saneesh Kumar.

Saneesh Kumar is an enthusiastic youth, born to Mr.Sundaran and Mrs. Sreelatha. . He has completed his Diploma in Electronics Engineering was from Government Polytechnic College Malappuram with distinction.

He started his career from NIT in Calicut as Lab Assistant Trainer and gained 5 years of experience in various fields such as Customer/Technical support and Teachers training and gained a lot of knowledge and experience. He wished to promote students by developing their skills technically. For implementing this, he joined in Quess Corp. as a Retail Trainer. He also became the part of project such as mobilizing, training, placement and documentation . He has strong technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. He is eager to improve professional skills gained through previous experiences in the retail sector. His experience in the Skill Development Sector is the key to HRDS INDIA in skill initiative. He has recently joined in HRDS INDIA.

He is an expert in retail training and also have huge contact with employers all over Kerala. He believes in empowering rural youth with skills that will enable them to an effective workforce.

Project Leader - Information & Technology Core - Muhammed Rafi

Muhammed Rafi was born in 1980, son of Ummer and Laila at Kottayam district, Kerala. He passed Master of Computer Application (MCA) from K S Rangasamy Engineering College, Erode, Tamilnadu have more than 12 years experience in software field. With intimidating problem-solving ability, he'll always find the smartest tech solution. He goes to painstaking lengths to ensure that no stone is left unturned in our quest for the best way forward. His experience in developing web sites and web applications using a variety of technologies, and is always on the lookout for opportunities to expand his horizons and improve his craft that brings him, the Project Leader of Wise Sooryagni Info India Pvt. Ltd.(WiseS).

Dy. Project Director - Sunil Kapoor

Sunil Kapoor is the son of Smt. Veena Kapoor and Shri Balwinder Kapoor. His Father is Chartered Accountant and mother is a Homemaker. He Graduated from Delhi University in commerce.

After completing his post graduation in Sales and Marketing, he joined in Telecom sector and worked with Tata and GE. He also worked in real estate sector for 5 years looking after several pro-jects in Noida, Greater Noida and Gurgaon. He later on started his own Software Development business, Kapsun Inter globe Pvt. Ltd. which is based in Nepal.

He actively worked with NGOs in 2015 after Nepal was hit by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, look-ing after earthquake victims in the crisis-hit districts providing tents/tarpaulin, food and other basic items and making necessary arrangements for resettling them safely. During his time in Nepal, he participated in local recruitment and training programs and adhered to safety procedures in all com-pleted tasks. He also evaluated funding proposals and made recommendations accordingly and conducted research to support new initiative proposals for feasibility and cost-effectiveness.

He is very familiar with and has multiple tie-ups and connections with Northern states of Punjab and Uttarakhand and North-East States particularly Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. He has excellent interpersonal communication and project management skills.

A result oriented community development practitioner experienced in providing administrative sup-port to complete projects. He is knowledgeable in disseminating project information to project stakeholders, monitoring the progress of projects, developing and maintaining project deliverables and gathering and inputting data into databases. More so, He has been involved with initiatives like community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, field research, capacity building as well as planning and implementing community based projects.

Dy.Project Director - Administrator - D.Gopalan Addl. Secretary (Retd), Govt. Of Kerala

D. Gopalan is a retired bureaucrat, hailing from Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, blessed with two sons Arnav Gopal and Angaj Gopal . His wife Smt. Omana Gopal is a Central Govt. Employee in the Ministry Of Home Affairs, New Delhi. He completed his schooling from Chittar, graduation in Pathanamthitta and Postgraduation (Economics) from Thiruvananthapuram .

He started his carrier in The State Bank of India and later as Section Officer in The Administrative Service of Kerala Govt and Retired as Additional Secretary. He got an opportunity to serve The Central Govt. as Officer on special duty in the Ministry Of Home Affairs. During his tenure as protocol Officer of Kerala House New Delhi, he had opportunities to work with The Honarable Governors of Kerala, Chief Ministers. Ministers, Judicial and Social Dignitaries.

During his tenure as Under Secretary in 1987, he had held most of the posts in the State Govt Office in Delhi as a channel Of Communication between The State and the Central Govt. These offices liaise with various Ministries, Embassies, UN Organizations etc. that co –ordinates foreign visits Of VIPs’, assist MP’s from Kerala in their parliamentary works, organize media coverage for State Govt Programmes, follow up the cases in supreme court and expose the potential of our State in various National and International events etc. He had worked the Govt offices, functioning in Kerala House consists of (I) office of the resident Commissioner/Liaison Wing/Mps Cell (Ii) Office of the Controller/Protocol Wing/Law Office /Information Office /PWD Engineering Wing. In addition to these, he worked in many of the important Offices of The State such as The Tourist Information Office, Office of the Department of Norka, Kaveri Cell under the Department of Water Resources, KSEB Liaison Office Etc. He has the ambition to work in the grass route level for development and upliftment of the down trodden people. He can utilize his experience to serve and so he had joined in HRDS INDIA Family.

Dy. Project Director - Rejulabhai

Rejulabhai is born in Punalur as the third child to Sri.Vishwembaran who was working in KIP and Smt.Santhana was working in Post & the Telegraph(P&T).Her family consists of two children, her daughter is pursuing her career in Ford and son is studying.

Rejulabhai was a Professor and Researching guide.She has completed an MA in Hindi, M.Phil in History and Ph.D in Women Studies, PGDDP in Tata Insititute of Social Science in Mumbai.

She has been working in different segments in Kudumbasree for the last 20 years as NHG -Member,NHG-President and Secretary ADS-President and Secretary ADS-President, Secretary, CDS member,and permanent faculty at the EKSAT Training Institute. State Mission Thelima RP, Mentor RP (NRO) Balapanchayath Co- ordinator, Skill Trainer,and home shoppe incharge etc..

She found it as her duty to deal with the grass root level for those who are underdeveloped by knowing the emotions of people. Her aim is to develop and regulate agriculture,occupation and fundamental education and co-oridination of all areas that women and children need to have rights .She tries to train inspire and support marginalized community to facilitates their program to the main stream.

Dy. Project Director - L. Josit Dayana

Josit Dayana, Daughter of Shri V. Lawrence from Kurumbanai, Former President of Palapallam Panchayat as well as Social Activist of Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu. Having Pre-doctoral degree in Commerce from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and Post Graduation in Business Administration specialized with Finance and Human Resource Management from Sathyabama University, Chennai. She practiced as Asst. Professor and Placement Officer in Sathyabama University and Nanjil Institute of Business Administration (NIBA) respectively. She has acted as Branch Manager at Micro Finance, a wing of Anugrakha Charitable Trust and Served as District President at Dr. Abdul kalam Trust for Educational and Greenery, Kanyakumari. She is an active member of “Nermaiku Thunai” team followed by Shri.U.Sagayam IAS, Tamilnadu. It is a wing of Noble Foundation and she is one of the Executive member in Editorial Board of “Dr. Kalam Nanbargal Iyakkam”. She has analyzed and identified the social problems and providing the best solution by doing Social Researches, She is called as Socio-Entrepreneur. Couple of years worked at Dubai, UAE. Fortunately, she met Aji Krishnan, Secretary of HRDS INDIA at Dubai. She is a workaholic, sincere, dedicated and multi talented personality and she was thrilled to join with HRDS team. She likes to share her ideas, knowledge, experience and services with HRDS INDIA.

Dy. Project Director - Karthika Raveendranath

Karthika Raveendranath Daughter of V. Raveendranath (Late PWD Contractor) and K.S.Girija. Married to Mr. Arunan (Asst.Branch Manager ESAF Bank Palakkad) has 2yr old daughter Aashritha.

She completed her graduation of BBM from VLB Janakiammal College of Arts And Science, Coimbatore and Post graduation, MBA in Finance, Marketing from Guruvayurappan Institute of Management (B-School), Coimbatore.

During her school and college days she has secured lots of prizes and medals from the district and state level for sports and games.She was a state Kabbadi player too.She had an interest in social activities and became the member of Blood donor group at Palakkad and KMCH Hospital Coimbatore.

During the year of 2015, the tragedy struck her life totally changes her attitude and career. During the period of her MBA got campus placed in Karur Vysia Bank, Coimbatore as Operation head, but the situation of the family made to reject the offer letter because they diagnosed lung cancer for her mother and father at the same time, which made her so strong to accept the life in positive ways as how it is. Treatments could not save her parents.That made her to enter deep into the social activities like planting trees, providing seeds to cousins, friends, neighbors and to school students for controlling the pollution in the environment and providing awareness to students regarding the change of lifestyle and its influence of cancer disease.

With the help of her siblings elder sister, Mrs. Dhanya. R (settled in Canada) and Mr.Dhanesh.R (Cinematographer) and Husband started a medical shop with the intention to help and support people by providing:
*Free home delivery
*Free medical camp in every two months
*Discount for the below poverty customers
She is flexible, innovative and a good problem solver.

She believes that
"It’s a beautiful thing when career and passion comes together"

Dy.Project Director – Suba Dheyaneswaran

Suba, born in 1984 in Tiruchirapalli to Sri.M Balasubramanian (Business) and Smt.B Susheela (Home maker).She is married to Sri. Dheyaneswaran (Civil Engg) and is blessed with a 4 years old son Pranav. She has completed her graduation of BE (ECE) from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, and her masters in ME (EST) from Anna University ,Chennai .Later on she has worked as a Project Engineer in Circuits World, Tirupur and also worked as an Asst.Prof in a reputed Engineering college. Having great experience, she has keen knowledge in documentation and coordination and has developed herself as a broad minded person with time and priority management .She is very sincere and hardworking .She has joined in HRDS INDIA for the betterment of humanity.

Asst. Engineer - Chippy Rajan

Chippy Raj R, daughter of Sri.Rajan P and Smt. Geetha Rajan. She hails from Pathanamtitta district, Kerala. She has one elder sister also. Chippy did her schooling from Mount Tabor Girls Higher Secondary School from Pathanapuram and college from Tamil Nadu. She completed civil engineering from Udaya College of engineering, Vellamodi. Her main projects are on “Experimental investigation of steel fiber reinforced cement concrete”. She has a great interest in social work and desire to serve the tribal society. Finally, she got the chance to serve the society through HRDSINDIA and has been appointed as Asst.Enginner for the Sadhgraha Tribal Housing project.

Asst. Project Director - Arun.T.Mohandas

Arun is the son of Mrs. M. Remadevi and Mr. Mohandas Thekkiniyadath from Calicut, Kerala. His sister Amrutha is working as a teacher in Calicut.After completing his higher secondary education in commerce he joined in JDT ITI in 2011 and studied Stenography with Computer Application. Later he had joined with Little Flower Institute of Social Sciences and Health (LISSAH) College for his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. During that period he had attended many seminars and presented a paper in the International Social work Conference held at DePaul College on the topic “Buddhist Ideologies and Social Work Concept a Comparative Analysis”. Later BSW he got admission to Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. He has cleared State Eligibility Test (SET) in Social Work in the year 2016. He is a young street play artist and script writer too. He has attended a street play workshop conducted by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority in Trivandrum and participated in an awareness creation street play in various districts of Kerala. He has been working with people who are oppressed and marginalized, that lead him to Palliative Care activities. He was a volunteer at Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) Kozhikode. During his academic period he showed keen interest to work with tribal people. He has done his internships with the Tribes in Wayanad, Idukki, Attappadi, Gudallur, etc. Internship in Nepal, Pharping 2015 earthquake affected area has opened a new chapter in his professional career. He has good skill in communication, rapport building , problem solving with time and priority management. Moreover, he is an active participant of development activities and politics in his native place.

Asst. Project Director – Shypu Purushothaman

Shypu Purushothaman, is the son of Mr. Purushothaman and Mrs. Shylaja, has two sisters one is working as a teacher in the Government School, Kerala and other is HR Manger in a reputed firm.

He has completed his graduation, B.Com from Govt: Victoria College, Palakkad one of the prestigious colleges in Kerala. During his college days he had participated in all types of extracurricular activities in college arts and sports club. He was the candidate in college UUC. Moreover, he had actively served the society through his participation in the college NSS activities.

After college, he had worked with reputed companies in the finance department, accounts and in administration. He secured about 15 years experience in the said field.

He has a keen knowledge in documentation and coordination; and has developed himself as a broad minded, pleasant, polite, time and priority management person.

Moreover, he is very hard working, sincere and dedicated towards his work. Due to his thirst in social work, and his keen interest for the upliftment of downtrodden people in the society which inspired him to join HRDS INDIA .

Asst.Project Director – Nisha Naryanan

Nisha is the daughter of Sri. D.Narayanan an employee at Govt. Tribal Department and Smt. Padmavathy who is presently working as a school teacher in Govt. School, Kottathara. She is born and brought up in Attappady, Palakkad district. She has completed her schooling from Govt.Tribal Higher Secondary School Sholayur, after which she moved on to Palakkad for her higher studies. Nisha completed her graduation in BA(English) from Govt.Victoria College Palakkad. Later on she joined Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore for her post-graduation English literature, after which she completed her B.Ed from Koduvayur, Palakkad.

Nisha is very interested in singing and dancing. She has participated in inter as well as intra university competitions and also has attended many national seminars and workshops. She is a very talented and ambitious girl who desires to do good for the tribal society. She is very sincere and hardworking.

She has joined in HRDS INDIA as a Asst. Project director as she has great interest in social work since childhood and was looking for a platform to serve the Tribal society. Finally the doors to serve the society was opened through HRDS INDIA.

Asst.Project Director – Anju.P. Ayyappankutty

Anju, was born and brought up in Makkapuzha ,Ranny in Pathanamthitta district as the youngest daughter of Sri. Ayyappankutty P.R and Smt. Sulochana Ayyappankutty.

She has completed Masters in Commerce from SherMount College of Arts and Commerce, Kanakappalam and Bachelors in Commerce from St.Thomas College, Ranny. She is now a part of HRDS INDIA- DDU GKY Project handling a responsibile post of Assistant Project Director.

Having a burning desire of self improvement, evergreen quest for knowledge and ability to strike a friendly chord with any kind of personality, she is really apt for the position of an Assistant Project Director.

Asst.Project Director- Jai Vignesh

Jai Vignesh, son of Sri. Muthukrishnan and Smt Sumathy hailing from Erode, Tamil Nadu. His father is working as District Educational Officer in Erode , Tamil Nadu and his mother is home maker. He did his schooling from Bharathi Vidhya Bhavan Mat.Hr.Sec. School, Erode. Due to his passion towards construction, so he choose Civil Engineering from Amrita Viswa Vidhyapeetham from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He did his Masters in Structural Engineering from Adhiyaman College of Engineering from Hosur, Tamil Nadu. He has done projects on Experimental Investigation of Flexural Behavior of corrugated cold formed steel during M.Tech. During his B.Tech he has done project on Bearing Capacity of Stone column in cohesive soil. Due to his sheer passion in Civil Engineering and his desire to serve people he started his career in HRDS INDIA as Asst. Project Director.

Asst. Project Director – Nisha Youseph

Nisha Youseph was born in Pathanamthitta. She is the youngest daughter of Mr.P.H.Youseph and Mrs.Latheefa Youseph. Her father works as a driver and mother a retired teacher. Nisha is married to Nefsal who is working as a Sales Manager in Areeca LLC, Abu Dhabi. Sister Ms. Nimshy is working as a teacher in Arya Bharathi Higher Secondary School. She did her schooling from Mar Thoma Higher Secondary School, Pathanamthitta.She has completed her B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Musaliar College of Engineering and Technology. She has worked as draftsman with Sincere Builders, Pathanamthitta. A very hard working, sincere and dedicated towards her work, by nature. Her interest in social activities inspired her to join HRDS INDIA.

She believes in - "Never neglect an opportunity for improvement”

Asst.Project Director- Vaidehi Raju

Vaidehi , was born and brought up in Melukavu, Kottayam district as the eldest daughter of Sri. Raju K.K and Smt. Shiny Raju. Her father is working in a Private Sector and also coordinating social work with HRDS INDIA and Shiny Raju is a homemaker. She is blessed with two younger brothers, Abhishek who has completed B.Com and Amith is pursuing his Plus one.

Vaidehi has completed her Masters Degree in Computer Application from St. Joseph’s college of Engineering and Technology, Pala and Bachelors Degree in Computer Application from St.Joseph Academy of Higher Education and Research, Moolamattom.She has a good knowledge in Computer and Computer programming language.

She is a part of HRDS INDIA-DDU GKY Project at Thodupuzha. She has keen interest in social work which she has incurred from her father. She is dedicated, broad minded, pleasant and polite in nature.

Project Asst – Ramya Ganeshan

Ramya daughter of Sri.K Ganeshan and Smt.G.Shanthamani from Attappady Palakkad district, Kerala. She has only one elder brother who has completed his graduation and is working in Mettupalyam. Ramya has completed her graduation in B.Sc(Information Technology) from St. Paul’s Womens College, Coimbatore.

During her college and school days she had participated in extracular activities in Taluka and district level,she got a Galilo award for little scientist conduct Harva Siksha Abiyan in Palakkad.

After her studies she started working as a data entry operator in Akshaya E-entre Kottathara , Attappady.

Ramya has great interest in dancing and gardening. Her dream is to help the down trodden people of the society that’s why she choose HRDS INDIA organization.

She has joined in HRDS INDIA as Project Assistant and is very dedicated towards her job.

Project Asst.- Ranjitha Rangaswami

Ranjitha Rangaswami a native of Pakkulam, Attappady was born in 1992 as the daughter of Sri R.R Rangaswami and Smt.K.Saraswathy at Dasannur Ooru, Palakkad District Kerala State. She has married Sri.Binu.M who is working in Akshaya e – Centre in Pakkulam. She has successfully completed Diploma in Organic Agriculture from College of Agriculture, Vellayani,Thiruvanathapuram. She has experience as skilled assistant under ICAR Soil Biodiversity Biofertilizer project in Attappady . Now she has joined HRDS INDIA as project assistant. She is sincere, hardworking and dedicated towards her assigned work.

Project Asst. -Roja Suresh

Roja is the daughter of Sri. Sevikuppan and Smt. Chelly Sevi and is born and brought up in Attappady, Palakkad district. She has two brothers. She has worked at Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Hospital from 2010 to 2011 and she has worked at NRLM Kudumbashree Mission in Attappady as the Ooru Samithi Secretary and then she got promoted as Bridge Course Teacher (Balagothra Sabha tuition teacher). She has worked at an NGO called Doctor for you that is an initiate by UNICEF as a field staff in 2018 for a period of three months.

She got married to Suresh and she is blessed with two children. She completed her matriculation in GVHSS Agali and Higher Secondary in St. Theres’a’s High School Bramakulam. She has HRDS INDIA as Project Assistant to sever the Tribal people for their upliftment.

Project Asst - Raj Srivachaviya

Raj is the eldest son of Shri.Srivachaviya, an accountant at Tamil Nadu and his mother Smt.Ponnamma, a retired staff nurse at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. He has a sibling who is working. After his schooling, he pursued a Diploma medical course in X –Ray and E.C.G.

He worked at the Ranga Hospital as a Dialysis Technician for a few years, later on he joined Deepam Hospital. Raj has also worked at the Thirumailai Medical Foundation in Chennai. He is married to Ms.Nithya and is settled in Coimbatore. Nithya has completed her MSW& MSE in Psychology and is working in Seesha on a medical. They are blessed with a 3 year old son, Lorenzo Abraham Raj.

He gave up his job from the medical field because he had to go through a trauma, finding patients dying even during their dialysis. He decided to serve people through a job in an NGO. During which HRDS INDIA offered him a platform he was waiting for.

His aim in life is to fulfill the dreams and the incomplete efforts of his Grandfather in helping the poor and needy. Raj has always been passionate towards acting, photography and animation.He spends his leisure time playing football.

Centre Manager (KL) – Chandrajith.V.Chandran

Chandrajith V C is an enthusiastic youth, born to Shri.Chandran V and Smt.Mini Chandran in the year of 1993 in a middle-class family in ElanjiPanchayathu, Ernakulam District. He is having a sister, woking as Guest Lecture in Newman College, Thodupuzha, Idukki.

He did his schooling from St.Peter’s HSS, Elanji, Ernakulam . He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the St. Stephens College, Uzhavoor, Kottayam & Masters of Electronics & Communication Systems from Nehru Arts & Science College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He is now perusing MBA in Human Resource Management in Annamalai University, Chidambaram as part Time.

In 2015 He started his career from Nehru College Coimbatore as Assistant Professor in Department of Electronics.In the year of 2016. He joined as an Internship Coordinator & Graduate Engineer in Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Govt of Kerala Skill Development Project linked with TSP- Fun First Global Skillers Pvt Ltd. After his successful service for a year, in 2017 he joined in Kaushal Kendra-KASE as an Assistant Manager-BD in Palakkad region leased by ICA Edu Skills Pvt Ltd. After he completed one-year, Company promoted him as Project In-charge of the Kaushal Kendra-KASE Project by Govt of Kerala.

He is expert in Operation & Management Problem Solving, Training, Mobilization and Administration in Government Projects in Skill Sector.

He has joined HRDS INDIA- DDU-GKY Skill Development institute in 2018 December as Centre Manager.

Center Manager – Preetha Sudhir

Preetha Sudhir wife of Sri. Sudhir Nair hailing from Kanippayyur of Thrissur District has done her graduation in B.Com from Sri Vivekananda College, Kizhoor, Kunnamkulam and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bharatheeya Vidhya Bhawan Thrissur. She assisted her husband in his varied businesses in Mysore and Coimbatore. She has a blessed talent of writing Short Stories, Novel and Articles etc. She is prominent in online writing groups’ viz. Nallezhuthu, Malayala Sahithya Group and Akshrachimizhu.

She has always been keen in studying the life of Tribal People and work towards their upliftment. Her aim is to prepare a thesis on the life, culture, food, rituals, traditional treatment methods etc. of tribal community and her efforts has always been goal driven. She is now a part of HRDS INDIA as Center Manager, Alternative Medicine & Research Centre at Anaikkatti, Attappadi.

Office in Charge - Usha Menon

Usha Menon wife of Allunni Menon, has worked in New Delhi and Mumbai for a long period at various organizations. She is BA literature, joined in HRDS INDIA with her personal interest for doing social activities. She was the member of Giants International at Mumbai and also done some more activities along with Lions Club of Kalyan, Mumbai. She is well experienced in Documentation, Administration, Decision Making and Managerial Skill. She is dedicated, broad minded, pleasant and polite in nature, always an enthusiastic personality.

Mobilization Head (KL) – Siju Mathew

Siju Mathew is the son of Shri. Mathew Kunnathu and Mrs. Cicily Mathew at Thodupuzha. Married to Ms. Riya Mathew who is working at Alphonsa Eye Hospital,Thodupuzha and they are blessed with a son. Siju completed his Basic education at St.Ritha’s H S S,mylacombu,Thodupuzha and completed his degree in Bachelor of Tourism from Holy Cross College Puttady,Idukki. He has got a Master Degree in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work form MG university Kottayam. During his academic journey he was elected as college union General Secretary, Arts club secretary and Magazine Editor. He started his professional Carrier as Project Coordinator in Highrange Development Society, Mariyapuram, Idukki. During his tenure he was coordinating Save A Family plan, a family development project implemented by SAFP Canada and also, he was the coordinator of TB control programme implemented by RNTCP& CHAI. He Also professionalized himself as para legal coordinator at NeethiVedhi and conducted number of awareness classes for Women, Children, youth and Tribes. He was directly involved in land entitlement issues of Tribals and stretched out his professional skills in the development of Kerela Adhivasi Forum (KAF), Idukki a registered group for the development of tribals.He also organized various Programs of KILA, for the Legislative Members of Grama Panchayath and Block panchayath in Idukki district.

He worked as the Quality Team Head (DDUGKY) at LIFE Delhi. He has proved his professional skills in coordinating various projects and programs. He recently joined HRDS INDIA DDU-GKY Project, Thodupuzha centre as Mobilization Head.

Mobilization Head (TN) – Berlin Navaraj

Berlin, son of Sri. M. Navaraj and Smt. Vanaja, was born in Nagercoil. His father is a Business man and mother is home maker. His younger sibling is studying in 11th Standard He completed his graduation in B.Com from Kamaraj University, Madurai. He started his career with TTK Group of Companies and has an experience of two years . He has joined HRDS INDIA as a mobilization head of DDU-GKY Project. He is very dedicated and fulfills his responsibilities in a well discipline manner.

Retail Sales Trainer – Silpa Benny

Silpa Benny is the daughter of Benny Jacob and Saji Francis born in an agricultural family in the village of Karimannoor in the district of Idukki of Kerala state.

She completed her graduation of BBA from Indira Gandhi College of Arts & Science, Nellikuzy, Kothamangalam and Post-graduation, MBA in Finance and HR from Viswajyothi College of Engg & Technology, Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha.

She has started her career from Marrs Intellectual services Pvt Ltd as a CRM Team Leader. She has also worked in Quess Corp Ltd as a CRS Domain Trainer. And she has recently joined in HRDS India as a CRS Domain Trainer of DDU- GKY Project.She is a loyal, talented and caring person who loves making a difference into the lives of young children and youth.

She is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that her undertake, or situation that her presented with.She is a loyal, talented and caring person who loves making a difference into the lives of young children.

Ease and willingness to learn, good interpersonal relationship skills, responsible, creative, organized, ability to make tough jobs quickly, interest in professional development, extensive experience in the field of finance, leadership and decision making, knowledge about the management of the systems and the handling of the Internet.

Courier & Logistic Trainer – Remya S.L

Remya S.L is the daughter of Sasidharan and Laila who hails from Kilimanoor, Thruvanandhapuram. She completed her graduation in B. Com , Cooperation.Then she finished her Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing, Logistics & Retail management and also Diploma in Computerized Financial management.

She started her career in 2013 as a teacher, latershe joined as a Retail facilitator in CAP WDI, Angamaly under DDUGKY Project. She has recently joined in HRDS India as a Logistics Trainer, DDU-GKY Project.

She is a good teacher who is loyal, talented and caring person. She takes effort to make a difference in the lives of young generation..

Communicative English Trainer -Ananya Mariya Paul

Ananya Mariya Paul is the daughter of Shri.K.J Paul and Smt. Lissy Paul who was bought up in Palakkad. She has completed her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Palakkad and graduation in from Government Victoria College Palakkad .

She has started her career as Customer Service Executive in Muthoot Fincorp Limited and was also a part time teacher of Accountancy and Business for plus one and plus two students in Postmetric Girls Hostel, Palakkad and also worked as a Communicative English and Soft Skill Trainer at Kairos Institute, Thodupuzha. She has joined HRDS INDIA as Communicative English cum Soft Skill Trainer recently.

Caring by nature she is a person with a positive attitude, responsible towards her job. Ease and willingness to learn things makes her career better. She believes that a career should be something which we love to do and also a platform where we can show and also improve our skills.

IT Trainer (KL) - Deekshith Ramakrishnan

Deekshith Ramakrishnan is the son of Shri.Ramakrishnan who is a farmer and Smt.Prameela Ramakrishnan who was born and bought up at Palakkad. He is a B.Tech Mechanical graduate from Government Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam. He is having a sister who is pursuing Post Graduation in Government College, Tirur.

He has one year experience as Mechanical Engineer in IRTC Palakkad. He has recently joined as IT Trainer at HRDS INDIA.

He is a very enthusiastic and energetic person and love to serve people. He is having good knowledge in IT which helps in the growth of students as well as the organisation. Now he has got an excellent opportunity to serve people through HRDS INDIA.

F&B Trainer (KL) – Anu.P.Anand

Anu P Anand, born and brought up in Kottayam is the elder son of Sri.P.N Anand and Smt. Indira Anand is a talented individual having experience in the areas of Food and Beverage. He has completed 2 year Diploma in Hotel Management from St.Antonys College, Kanjirapilly, which is undertaken by KILLE-IITM PROJECT. He is also well trained in MS Office( Excel, Word, MS Access), Micros, Net soft, Holier and Hot soft.

He is having many years experience in various sectors of Food and Beverages and has worked with ‘Manipal Country’, Banglore, a unit of Manipal university as Industrial trainee. After that he joined with ‘Beach Orchid’ , Kollam(Quilon Beach Hotel) as Waiter and Trainee Captain. Later on he joined as a Captain at ‘Club Mahindra’ (Indriya), Cherai, a luxury hotel in Cochin. After gaining experience from there he went to Dubai and worked in ‘Rolls N Kebabs, Deira Restaurant’ and managed the duties and responsibilities as a Supervisor. After handling all these departments , he was given the responsibility of Food and Beverage service at ‘Olive Downtown’, Cochin.

After proving all his skills and abilities in all the areas of Food and Beverages, now he has joined as Food and Beverages trainer under DDU-GKY project at HRDS INDIA, Thodupuzha.

Having a strong motivational and influencial skill,extensive knowledge in good food and wine, experience in managing people and driving business performance, he can be the best trainer for the students.

Communicative English Trainer (TN) – Shibani Rajeev

Shibani, daughter of Shri.C. S Rajeevan & Smt.Sreeja Rajeevan is a native of Palakkad. Her youngest sibling is pursuing his graduation in BBA. After completing her schooling she pursued her graduation in B. Tech Computer Science and Engineering from Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Pampady under Calicut University.

She started her career as an HR Executive in an HR Consulting. As teaching was her passion, she was in helping school students to learn and acquire knowledge during her free time.Then she got a chance to be a part of DDUGKY, a Central Govt. Initiative to skill the youth of our nation as a part of making them employable. It's like being a part of Nation building she says.

She considers it as a privilege to have worked as a Soft skill cum Communicative English Trainer with such an amazing venture where she could train nearly 12 batches during a single year and help them achieve the level of training to which they aspire and to reach their full potential. Now she has joined HRDS with great hope of doing something more for the society, especially for the people who are often neglected education just because of their socioeconomic conditions.

She believes education and training benefit not only students and learners but also our entire society, because better educated and trained citizens can contribute more to our national economy and to the quality of life of all members of our society.

Retail Trainer (TN)- G.Siva Kanda Vel

Siva Kanda Vel was born in Madurai, is one of the ancient cities of South India with a glorious history. His Father, Shri.Ganesan is the teacher and spiritual speaker. His mother Smt.Dhanalaxmiammal was a homemaker.

During his schooling days he was an active Social service volunteer. As a volunteer he served in the Meenakshi Amman temple during Chitra festivals.

He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University. After completion of post graduation, his career started as a Programme Coordinator in Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamil Nadu) which is a Charitable Trust and later on worked as Logistics Officer and Purchase manager in a construction firm in Palakkad.

HRDS INDIA gives hands to be trainer of DDUGKY program to promote and develop the Skills of Rural Youths.

He is married to Ms.Nagalatha, they are blessed with G.S. Sri Mrityunjaya Devi and G.S.SriParasaranKrishanth

IT-ITES Trainer(TN) – Vipin Gopan G.S

Vipin Gopan G. S, son of Shri. G. Gopa Kumar and Smt. Santha.T a native of Kanyakumari. He has two elder siblings. Brother is working in BHEL Vellore and sister is settled in Hyderabad. He did his schooling in S R K B V M H S S Kulasekharam and completed graduation in BE Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kongu Engineering College Erode.

After graduation, he was working as a Customer care executive in Allsec Technologies, Chennai, he learned what is BPO and how to handle the customers and customer Queries.Then he got a chance to be a part of Kochar Industries as a Senior Technical Executive,which is a KPO,In Kochar he learned the technical knowledge regarding the GPRS connectivity and the System Trouble Shooting.

Due to his hard work he was selected as a Team Leader in Bildscribe BPO Coimbatore. As a Team Leader he made a Proper Bonding with the Team Members and Controlled all the Operation Etiquette. As a Team leader, he got the clear structure about in out of the Telecom in BPO. He was Proficient in Inbound Process as well as Outbound. Later he joined KGISL as a Sales Trainer he Trained 14 Batches in Tamil as well as in Malayalam and delivered an Excellence for the process. In KGISL as a sales Trainer he got a good enough knowledge in E commerce. He was talented in convincing the customers also. He discovered his own explanation for the sale.

Now he has joined HRDS as IT-ITES Trainer hoping to provide quality education to students so that earn a better living and thereby bringing a significant change in society and contributing something to the society.

ITES Trainer – Neethu Vijayakumar

Neethu , daughter of Shri.G.Vijaya Kumar& Smt.Sheeja is a native of Thiruvananthapuram. Her sibling is working in Dubai. After completing her schooling, she pursued her graduation in B.A English Literature from Kerala University Thiruvanathapuram.

She started her career as a Technical Support Associate at Tech Mahindra and there she expertise in BPO and how to handle the customers and customer Queries.Then she got a chance to be a part of KGISL, as Team Leader. As a Team Leader, she maintained a cordial relationship with the team members and also helped in grooming of her team. During her course of service, she voluntarily tooks the role of an SME for the new Trainees. Her career at KGISL lasted for a period of 3 years after which she joined HRDS India, as a ITES Trainer of DDU-GKY Project.

She believes that her passion to be a teacher can help her to motivate and inspire the young minds to explore and experience the varied prospects of life.She is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertakes or situation that she is presented with. She is a loyal, talented and caring person who loves making a difference into the lives of young children.

She believes that education and training benefits not only the students but also the entire society.

IT –Trainer (TN) - Umashankari

Umashankari was born in 1989, daughter of Vigneshwarsan and Thilagamani at Coimbatore. She has completed her Mechanical Engineering with the specialization in IT and Computer Science. She has a work experience of 4 years as Assistant Professor. Her area of interest is research and collecting data’s and upcoming events in technology wise. Her hobbies are reading books and spending time with family. She has joined with HRDS INDIA DDUGKY Project office as IT Trainer and is pleased to work with the team and students, so that she can spread her knowledge in supporting for learning & placements.

Front Office Manager(TN) - Rekha Veluchamy

Rekha, she hails from an agricultural family in Dindigul. She is the daughter of Shri.Veluchamy and Smt.Indirani Veluchamy and has one elder sister. Rekha completed her graduation from Sakthi College of Arts and Science for women in Oddanchatram and completed her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the SSB College of Arts and Science. Rekha started her career as an event manager in Faveo Infotech Dindigul, later she shifted her career to Tourism Industry. Recently Rekha joined HRDS INDIA as a receptionist cum warden of DDU -GKY project.

Warden – M.K.Chandran Meleparampil

M.K Chandran, born and raised in Olamattam, Thodupuzha is the second child of Shri.Kunje and Smt.Gowrikutty. He is blessed with an elder sister and a younger sister. His wife Smt.Sheela P.S is working as Library assistant in Govt Polytechnic College at Nattakam. They are blessed with two sons, Anilkumar and Animon. Anilkumar is working as a clerk in South Indian Bank, Thodupuzha and his younger son Animon is in 10th standard.

He is 10th qualified and is presently the warden of HRDS INDIA, and one of the project namely DDUGKY skill development institution Male Hostel, Thodupuzha. He was the Union member of CPI-AITUC for 5 years. After that he became the Kerala Congress J-District Committee member. Later he also been selected as the Niyojakanandalam secretary of Thodupuzha.

Having all these great responsibilities in hand, he is also monitoring the students of HRDS INDIA- DDU-GKY Project, Thodupuzha Hostel. He is very enthusiastic,bold and very caring. Being a person who is having a high status in the society, he is very simple in nature.

Warden –Deepa Mathew

Ms.Deepa Mathew, daughter of Shri.K.K Karunakaran and Smt.Leela Karunakaran, born and brought up in Melukavumattam in a village in Kottayam district. She has completed her education from MDCMS HS,Chalamattam, Kottayam. Presently she is coordinating with HRDS INDIA, and in one of the project namely DDUGKY Skill Development Institution Thodupuzha centre as female hostel warden since June 2018.

As a warden, she is fully dedicated and responsible in fulfilling her duties. She is friendly and kind, which helps the students to be in confort zones. Being the wife of Mr.Joy Mathew, Chief Project Co-ordinator of HRDS INDIA, she is aware of all the disciplines of the institution which is helping to run the organization smoothly. They are blessed with two children. Abhijith completed B.Com in Al Azar College, Thodupuzha He is perusing Accounting course in reputed Accounting Center in Thodupuzha. Her younger daughter Ms. Abhirami , perusing B.Com in St.Joseph College, Moolamattom, Idukki

Warden – Venugopal.R

Venugopal.R son of Sri.Thachukutty Nair and Smt.Sath was born and brought up in Vilayannur village in Palakkad district. He successfully completed his SSLC education from Devarshola ,Gudalur. Presently he is coordinating with HRDS INDIA in the Project DDUGKY Skill Development at Coimbatore centre as hostel warden.

As a warden, he is completely dedicated and responsible person in his duties. He is friendly and polite person who is aware of all the disciplines of the institution and all rules and regulations which is helping to run the organization smoothly.

Venugopal is married to Smt.Santhakumar and they are blessed with two children. Elder daughter Remya who has completed GNM (General Nursing) and Reshma has completed her BSc Nursing and she currently working as a nurse .

Field Supervisor – Vellingiri Lakshmanan

Vellingiri is the son of Shri. Lakshmanan and Smt.Krishanamma. He was born in an Agricultural family in the village of Vattalakki, Attappady in Palakkad district. He completed his higher secondary from Govt.Tribal Higher Secondary School, Pudur.

He has a good knowledge in Agriculture and Farming. Vellingiri started his carrier with FTS (Friends of Tribal Society) and Vivekananda Medical Mission in Attappady. He is very interested to help the village people and the Tribes. He is having seven years experience of social work.

Now he has joined HRDS INDIA as a Field Supervisor. As a supervisor, he is dedicated and fulfilling his responsibilities in a well disciplined manner.

Field Asst.- Midhun Mohan

Midhun Mohan was born in 1996 to Sri.Mohanlal and Smt.Sreedevi. He belongs to the Hindu Mudugar family in Attappady,Palakkad District. He completed his plus two from GVHSS Agali 2015. His father was a Tutor by profession and mother was a Police Constable in Sholayur police station.

Midhun’s passion for sports especially in volley ball took him to the district level.He has been rewarded with many certificates in sports. He is a very ambitious boy who desires to do good for the Tribal society. He is very sincere and hardworking.

He has joined in HRDS INDIA as a Field Assistant. As he has great interest in social work since childhood and was looking for a platform to serve the Tribal society. His ambition was made true when the doors to serve the society was opened through HRDS INDIA.

Security Officer – Viju Damodaran

Viju Damodaran, the son of Shri.Damodaran and Smt.Kamala Damodaran, born and brought up in Kollathikavu in Idukki District. After completing his studies from Govt. Tribal High School, Kannampadi, he stepped into farming. He is having a great knowledge in gardening and landscaping.

From the day of joining as Security Officer with HRDS INDIA DDU GKY Thodupuzha skill development institution, took the great responsibility to secure and safeguard all the students of the institution. As a security guard, he is dedicated and fulfilling his responsibilities in a well disciplined manner. He is very enthusiastic and always cheerful. His dedication plays a great role for running the institution smoothly.

Manager Accounts - Arya.P.Nair

She is the only daughter of Prasannakumar and Ushakumari living in Pudussery, Palakkad. She completed B.Com Finance in Chinmaya Mission College in Palakkad. Married to Abhilash who is working as a Mechanical Engineer. While she was studying she started working as Asst.Clerk of Devaswom Board. She is very talented by nature and having a lot of ambitions and wish to do good for the society. She is a very sincere and hardworking , who is interested in accepting challenging work. She is having the ability to fulfill every work which she undertakes.

Finance Manager – Archana.S.Nair

Archana.S. is the youngest daughter of Shri.Sudhakar and Smt.Sreelatha. She is a Bcom graduated in Finance from Yuvakshetra College, University of Calicut. Being born in an extended family has nurtured her ability to play along with her fellow team members.

During her school days itself, she actively participated in youth festivals and has grabbed prizes for the district. Throughout her studies, she stood prominently in her academic performance and has been honored for the same. Her efficiancy in oratory skills surely is a plus point. She operates an online handmade gift shop pointing out her heed in creativeness. She joined HRDS INDIA as Finance Manager, much to our delight she was able to imbibe the work culture smoothly. She is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertake, or situation that she presented with.

Her ambition is to nurture her career in the finance field and towards the end, to start a business that would help out the needy farmers. She has great interest in social work since childhood and was looking for a platform to serve the society. Finally got the opportunity to serve society through HRDS INDIA.Her dream is to travel throughout the world and to try adventure sports.

Office Asst. – Subha Mony

Subha Mony was born in 1964 as the daughter of Sri.T.N.Thankappan and Smt. Karthika at Kothamangalam, Ernakulam District of Kerala. She got married to Mr.Mony Panamthottathil, who is a reporter of Deepika Press (Malayalam Daily) and is also working as ABPM in the Postal Department, Chittor Agali Branch.

She is blessed with two sons Aswin.P.Mony and Arjun P Mony. Aswin is studying 2nd year BCA cloud computing and cyber security in Karnataka College at Banglore, and is studying 1st year B.Com computer application in CAS IHRD at Attappadi . Now she is residing at Attappadi Chittoor in Palakkad district . She has successfully completed Hindi Bhushan and Sabithyacharya at providence college in Kothamangalam from Kerala Hindi Prachara Sabha(KHPS).

She is an experienced School Teacher in Vimala Bhavan UP School Chittoor and Branch Post Master. Now she is working as a Office Assistant at HRDS INDIA.

Office Asst.- Vinod.A.Kumaran

Vinod, residing in Moolamattam with his father, mother, wife and 2 children works as Office Asst. at HRDS INDIA, Thodupuzha. He had completed his primary education fom IHEPUP school, Moolamattam, and secondary education from GVHSS, Moolamattam . He has completed his pre-degree privately. Before joining HRDS INDIA, he has worked with Kochin Granite Ltd, Achankavala, Thodupuzha as Sales Executive. Later he has worked as Sales Executive in Highrange Tiles. His wife is working as a tailor in Thodupuzha. His elder daughter is studying in 5th standard and younger son is studying in 3rd standard. He is always very positive and punctual in his duties.

Housekeeper - Latha Arumugan

Latha born as the daughter of Mr. Arumugan and Thangamani was brought up in Pallatheri, Palakkad District of Kerala along with her 3 siblings. Both of her parents were working as layman and her father, at present has retired from his work due to health issues. She is married to Mr. Subramani working as a painter on contract basis. They are blessed with a boy named Sanish who is currently studying in plus two at Thiruvalathoor school. Previously, she worked in a Food manufacturing unit as a housekeeping staff. Currently, she is working with HRDS INDIA as a housekeeping staff. She is very friendly and co-operative in nature and is well committed in her duties and responsibilities.

Housekeeper – Jaya Prasannakumar

Jaya Prasannakumar, daughter of Sri.Raghavan Nair and Smt.Karthyayini Amma, is the wife of Sri.Prasannakumar V.B who is working as a driver in Thodupuzha . She had completed her SSLC . Her elder son is pursuing Degree and younger daughter is studying in 10th standard. Now she is working as the house keeping staff of HRDS INDIA-DDUGKY , Thodupuzha. She is very friendly and amiable in nature and is well committed in her duties and responsibilities.

Housekeeper - Girija Babu

Girija Babu, residing in Thodupuzha is the daughter of Sri.Balakrishnan Nair and Smt.Bhanumathi Amma she is married to Sri.Babu who is a driver. They are blessed with two children, elder one studying Degree and younger one is pursuing Fashion Designing. She is currently coordinating with HRDS INDIA-DDUGKY, Thodupuzha as house keeping staff and is doing her duties neatly and correctly. She is having a well disciplined nature and is also active in participating in all the activities of the institution.


Housekeeper - Maruthammal

Maruthammal is the third daughter of Smt.Kali and Sri.Chathy who was born in Kulukkur village in Attappady, Palakkad Dist, Kerala. She has completed her schooling from Govt L.P School Kulukkur. She is married to Sri.Nanchan(Late) and they are blessed with two sons Rajesh and Ratheesh who are studying in Govt U.P.School Kottathara.

Previously, she has been working as a cook in Matric Girls Hostel in Kottathara. Her passion is in cooking. She is very friendly and cooperative. She has joined HRDS INDIA family as housekeeper.

House Keeper- Sivakami Arumugan

Sivakami Arumugam is the daughter of Perumal and Kaliyammal.She is married to Arumugam and they are blessed with a son Ilango, studying 5th standard and a daughter Rithika who is studying in 3rd standard and. Now she is working as House keeper staff of HRDS INDIA-DDU GKY in Coimbatore Tamil Nadu. She is very young and an energetic person. She is very kind in nature and is very sincere to her duties.

Organisational Profile

Structure of HRDS INDIA

Structure of DDU GKY