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HRDS INDIA an NGO in India

HRDS INDIA is a registered NGO which puts forward the agenda of Tribal Development in entirety. Since its inception, HRDS INDIA visualizes India free of social dogmas and 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 varied sectors like education, health, livelihood and woman empowerment.

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

Our projects include “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.

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.

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.

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.

Chairman –Policy Formulation Committee - K.G.Venugopal

K.G. Venugopal was born and brought up in Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram. After completing the school studies Venugopal alias KG came to Thiruvananthapuram for his college studies. He did his Pre Degree and BA (Sanskrit) in Samskrutha College, Thiruvananthapuram. During the early days of college education KG got in touch with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and turned an active Swayamsevak. However, he could take both Sangh work and studies together. And, he came out with flying colors in both fields.

During those days he got several occasions to meet late Eknath Ranade, the veteran RSS leader and the tallest figure behind the magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari. At that time late senior Sangh Pracharak V.P. Janardhanan was his guide and philosopher. These links inculcated in his thought process the idea of leading the dedicated life as a Sangh Pracharak. Naturally, he came out as a Sangth Pracharak in 1972 as soon as he completed his BA.

He started his Pracharak career in 1972 in Muvattupuzha Thaluk; he shouldered direct Sangh work. After hardly a year he was assigned to the Kerala unit of ABVP, he took over as the state organizing Secretary of the Nationalist Student Movement. He carried out that demanding job for 13 years, including the black period of the country’s history, Emergency declared by the fascist regime of Smt. Gandhi. KG was arrested, along with three other Pracharaks, on June 29, 1975, at Madhava Nivas, the state Karyalaya of Kerala RSS. It was the first ‘Emergency arrest’ in the state. Fake cases were registered against them. Since it was the era of ‘committed judicial’, justice and judicial impartiality were mere wishful thoughts. They were jailed for several weeks together. Later on they were released since they had undergone the jail terms fit for the alleged allegations leveled against them by the police.

ABVP achieved wonderful gains under the able leadership of KG with student units in majority of the colleges in the state. His underground activities during Emergency were eventful. He travelled throughout the state and organized students against the Emergency. Most of them participated in the nationwide Satyagraha (November 14, 1975 to January 14, 1976). The same time he was assigned to make visits to different parts of the country carrying different missions assigned by the Kerala state RSS leadership. Despite being the ABVP State Organizing Secretary, he shouldered various, crucial missions as per the decisions of the RSS leadership. The present day national leaders of BJP and several ministers in the union government were KG’s ABVP colleagues post Emergency. Our beloved Hon’ble PM Modiji, Hon’ble Vice President Sri. M. Venkaiah Naiduji, late Arun Jaitleji, were some of them. The love, affection and guidance of State and National leaders of RSS were the most powerful assets KG could avail and enjoy during those Days.

In Kerala, ABVP could develop a dynamic and charismatic team of college students during that period. It comprised of P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, V. Muraleedharan, Adv. C.K. Sajinarayanan, presently Missoram Governor, Union Minister and BMS National President respectively and several others. During the last three years of Pracharakship, KG worked as the District Pracharak of RSS in Thiruvananthapuram and later as the state Organizing Secretary of VanVasi Kalyanashramam. After a long innings of 15 years blessed Pracharak life, KG went to family life. And, he worked as Area Manager and Marketing Manager for couple of nation-level companies. Then KG associated with Sree Ramakrishna Sevashramam, Ernakulam, for 20 years. He took up various responsibilities there, including that of the General Secretary. The team established a well-known and reputed Old Age Home (Vanaprastha).They also organize various youth and student programmes successfully. Those days KG had organized notable events and various sociocultural and spiritual programs in various parts of the state.

KG initiated Rural Development Programmes, adopted villages for the total uplift, including health and shelter. KG’s team developed a team to help and guide financially backward and talented students; it is to give them financial support for their education including higher/and professional studies. The team continued it successfully and the beneficiaries lead a satisfactory life today. In this regard hundreds of families are indebted to KG for his yeoman service. On top of this KG is always on run to solve several issues of his organizational colleagues, friends and even their friends.

Hundreds of families depend on him for solving even their family issues. His notable feature is the presence of his mind and the patience he entrusts in undertaking every activity. Even the nearest and dearest of KG is incognizant about the fact that the Kochi Antharashtra Pusthakotsavam (International Book Festival) is his brain child. Even after 23 years of its inception, its office bearers still seek KG’s advices and guidance for its smooth running. Hardly any spiritual program takes place in the state, whichever Mat conducts it, seeks KG’s active presence and guidance.

KG believes that his source of inspiration and energy is none other than Swarg Bhaskar Raoji, the patriarch who molded the organization of RSS and thousands of workers in Kerala. His very reminiscences give the perennial flow of light and heat to several generations. Therefore, KG holds the position of General Secretary of the Bhaskar Rao Smaraka Samiti headquartered in Ernakulam.

KG has travelled to almost all states in the country. He still continues it. His love, brotherly affection and round-the-clock accessibility are unique compared to the contemporary social workers. Throughout his journey he was looking for an NGO which can take his ideology to the next level. He has joined HRDS INDIA as Chairman of Policy Formulation Committee

Chairman - Organizational Operations – Advisory Board - Reghu Kumar Menon

Reghu Kumar Menon, born and bought up as the native of Palakkad is the eldest son of Mr. A R Menon and Mrs. Rugmini Menon. His father was an Assistant Manager at a plantation and mother was a homemaker. Being born in a joint family, Reghu fostered to four sisters.

Both his parents were in Malaysia while he completed his graduation in BA English from NSS College Ottapalam, Palakkad in the year 1975. After leading almost 5 decades of their lives abroad, they came down to their Birthplace, Kerala. In the year 1977, he kick started his career as a Marketing Assistant with M/s Vinar Enterprises, Calcutta. After spending 3 years in their team, he finally returned home owing to his father’s demise so that he can take up his responsibilities. He has an extensive experience in the Marketing field. He even worked in various prestigious companies in Al Khobar in Saudi Arabia in their Marketing wing for almost 8 years.

In the Year 1992, Reghu Kumar Menon joined one of the world’s leading Beverages Corporation, The Coca-Cola in Saudi Arabia, working from its very own inception. He was the part of the most astounding journey of the firm, watching its growth from a small enterprise to a multinational firm leading a career for 24 years. He worked in their various departments like Administration, Production and Quality and at the end of his long service in 2017, he returned to his motherland.

After spending 3 years of retirement, he happened to meet the Founder – secretary of HRDS INDIA and came to know about the works undertaken by HRDS INDIA. He was moved with the aims upheld and decided to join t

Vice-Chairman - Organizational Operations - Advisory Board - 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 – Advisory Board – STHP- Kaushik Vinod Pancholi

Kaushik Pancholi is born to Mr Vinod Pancholi and Mrs Aruna Pancholi. He always believes life is a gift from God and it is his duty has a human to help those who are in need. He is happily married to Mrs Manisha Pancholi who is associated with a networking Indian company named ‘Modicare’ and they are blessed with two kids.

His elder daughter has completed her Masters degree in Entertainment Media and Advertising from K.C College and is now working as a PR executive and his younger son has completed his diploma in Digital Electronics from Bhagubhai college with internships in esteemed companies like Air India and NM automation. He is currently pursuing his B.E degree in Electronics Engineering. He Commenced volunteering from the age of 16 with BrahminSamaj in their education committee that helped underprivileged children with basic necessities like books, clothes etc.
Through out his career he has been designated at posts:
1) Founder of the NGO ‘Bappa Sitaram Seva Sangh’ that started in year 2015 which adheres to eliminating differences on basis of caste, creed and religion. The main Motto of this organization is‘ Sarva Dharma Sambhavna’. This NGO aspires to fight against injustice and provide peace to the society.
2) Associated with ‘AnyayNivaran, BrashtacharNirmulanSansta’ at the designation of Mumbai Sachiv. This organisation caters to helping the adivasis and normadic tribe people.
3) Helping volunteer for Crime Zone (Press) and YuvaSapta (Press).
4) President of ‘DhadakMathadi General Kamgar Union (reg)’ in North Mumbai
5) Founder and Owner of ‘Consulting the people’- a venture that is dedicated to help people suffering from domestic issues and through various government departments for licensing and more.

He has also been Felicitated by Maharashtra Shasan with Vishesh Karyakari Aadhikari (SEO) in 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in social and volunteering work, he looks forward to extend his helping hand to HRDS INDIA, and accompany HRDS on its mission to help people.

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.

Vice Chairman External Affairs - Gunasekaran Venkatachalam

Gunasekaran born on 15th March 1965 in the place where the center of the earth falls named Chidambaram located in the Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. He was the 3rd son of Mr. Venkatachalam and Mrs. Selvanayagi Venkatachalam. His father, ruled as a village Panchayat president for more than 28 years and his mother is a homemaker. Their family has lived for the development of the people and always worked for their welfare. Mr. Gunasekaran is happily married to Mrs. Lakshmi Sudha Gunasekaran and they are blessed with one son and one daughter.

Gunasekaran is a graduate in B.A & M.A Economics from Bharathidasan University and Annamalai University. He served our country as Admin officer in Army, during the period 1986 – 2004. He was under service during the Kargil war and was an Operational Savage at Sikkim. He is an extraordinary person who has a lot of Experience in serving our Country, around 15 plus years in working for creating and developing a better and healthy future Generation.

He started his career as Managing Director of VGS Management facilities private limited to provide the skilled and experienced, talented people in specific skill sets, which are in demand in various industries like Hospitality, Information Technologies, Automobiles, Telecommunications, Infrastructure. Leading companies like Nokia, Caterpillar, Flextronics, Dell, Central Government organization like The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and State Government Organisation like Arasu cable Corporation, Tamil virtual university include in his client list. He is a member of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Active Member of THE RISE GLOBAL. The Rise is a Networking Organization of Tamil Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Enthusiasts, supporting each other for mutual growth. They have a clear commitment towards a common good, particularly Tamil language, culture, and community. He is the chapter President of CTACIS where to Inspire, Nurture, and Institutionalize a culture of Entrepreneurship and co-operative enterprises among people. He was an Ex-president of the lions club to Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship. To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community. To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.

Mr.Gunasekaran Venkatachalam is also the chairman of Senior Student Educational Trust in Chidambaram. He and his team work together for the development of the student society around the area, So far lot of students achieved many things with the support of this Organization. Now he is Active in the Field of Organic food products branded as Aruni Healthy Foods where there is no compromise for the word purity. Both Mr. Gunasekaran and his wife are passionate about gaining knowledge about the Natural food and its uses.

He is a book lover, patriotic person, a follower of noble persons like our former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kamarajar. K, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. He is a humble and social person. His secret mantra of life is “ Time punctuality and knowledge makes a perfect human, every human should have some thirst for achieving something in life”. He has joined HRDS INDIA as Vice Chairman to imply projects for Tribal Welfare.

Chairman- Middle East - Advisory Board – Fazil M T

It's very true that, what matters is that you start!
Start putting yourself out there, continually learning and always showing up. And one finest example is Mr. Fazil M T, who started his career as a Public Relation Officer in a firm Al Maitha International trading in the year 2007 in Dubai, UAE. In 2010, his hard work and interpersonal skills opened a new door into Weatherford Oil Tools LLC, one of the leading US based company in UAE, with a capacity of managing public relation, and at the same time he supported company’s legal team in various ways.

He concentrated on all the skills that he had and exerted oneself to make a success out of what he does. His multifaceted ability and experiences from global ventures made him subsume his own consultancy firm for recruitment and made secured government relationship.

It mainly focuses on manpower recruitment to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE, and renders consultancy services for private and public joints in Kerala State. His higher knowledge in public relationships and expertise in strategizing business goals made his work distinct and exceptional, and has made a new benchmark for his competitors.

Mr. Fazil has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from the University of Calicut. He is married to Ms. Anu Madathil, a Chartered Accountant, based in Qatar.

There are people who dedicate their lives to support and to be a comfort others. It's a very common attitude of all to forget about one's native land once you fly to another country in search of a good living. But there are only a few people who really think and care about the place which helped them to grow indestructibly. And he is one among them. He never left his homeland in the lurch. When his hard work and competence made him affluent in the middle east, his prime concern was his country, as he co-founded of "souhridham", a social and welfare organization based in Dubai, UAE with more than 500 permanent members whose major focal point is on conducting social welfare activities for the people in Coastal areas of Thrissur district, Kerala. He is serving second term as chief coordinator of the organization. It's equally important to try and inspire others to do great things as he does. In the hope of coming across more people like him, HRDS INDIA state our admiration for people like Mr. Fazil.

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.

Vice Chairman - Sri Lankan Affairs – Rahul Chandran 

Rahul, son of Mr Chandran and Ms.Lalitha is a native from Kalady of Ernakulam. His father runs a Textile Business and Mother is serving as a Government employee. He completed his Diploma in Hotel Management from Sansritha Sarvakalashala Kalady. During the studies itself, Rahul was actively involved in Politics and had an unwavering belief towards his ideologies and has pursued the same throughout his choice of Political Career.

After his studies, he realized that chose a path that can give something away to the society. His choices and ideologies clearly reflected the same. Further, he took over the Textile business run by his father to flourish the same to new heights. He is happily married to Ms. Saritha, who is currently a homemaker and they are blessed with a son, Narain Krishna.

Along with being a business person, Mr Rahul holds the post of Secretary in the Malayatoor Panchayat of Ernakulam. He was the former Yuva Morcha District committee member and President of Malayatoor Panchayat.

Amid his journey towards liberating the oppressed, he came across the secretary of HRDS INDIA and soon he realized that his goals aren’t any different from the visions of the Organization and he decided to stand along. He joined HRDS INDIA as Vice Chairman - Sri Lankan Affairs. 

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- Dr. G M Swamy

Dr. G M Swamy, a Social Worker is the son of Late Shri Govida Swamy.

Dr. G M Swamy is a benevolent person who has always strived for helping people in time of need. From his days of schooling itself, he was involved in various charity works. With each passing day, his benign personality steered him to undertake various activities to help the needy.

After completing his studies, he pioneered numerous activities to help people that eventually brought peace in the lives of many. He was in search of a platform where he could put his expertise in use reconciling with his personal aim to reach out to the needy. He met Founder-Secretary of HRDS INDIA in between an official trip and got to know about the prestigious projects undertaken for the upliftment of Tribal Community. Probing into the realities of Tribal Community, he felt that a tremendous social change is inevitable and an association with the Organization can stimulate the same in the days to come. Dr. G M Swamy joined HRDS INDIA as the Chairman of the Financial Advisory Board to make his contribution in helping the Tribes earn a better life.

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- N.Murugan Master

N Murugan Master born in the year 1943, as the son of Sri. Neriya Moopan and Smt. Vanjiyamma, of Dasanoor Village, Attappady, Palakkad District. Born and brought up in a family of farmers, he pursued farming as his livelihood. He is married to Lakshmi and is blessed with three kids. After a long period of service in the Government Sector, he retired from his career as a Gazetted HSG Post Master. He is the President of Kerala Adivasi Congress Palakkad District Committee. Along with the same, he is also a Board Member of Malabar Devaswom , Attappady Malleswaran Temple Committee and

Jananamanthiri Board that under takes activities for welfare of Tribal Community . Beloning to a Tribal family he understands the miseries and adversities faced by the people and he always try to help them . The fact that he belongs to a Tribal Family brings in more responsibility on his shoulder to indulge more in Social works that benefits the community. Even at this age , he is very committed towards the Tribal development and always takes initiative for the upliftmentment.

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 - 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 Head – Healing & Counseling – Vanaja Ananda

Vanaja Ananda is a humanitarian that strives to help out people throughout India and America. She is an extraordinary healer helping people find their innate powers by energetically removing diseases and blockages in their bodies. This allows people to obtain their biggest dreams. Apart from being a healer, she is also a well known writer and published her book “Dreams Are Reality”. It is about her life journey experiences and how she reprogrammed negative beliefs in her subconscious; the inner child.

She offers techniques based on neuroscience, psychology, education and spirituality making it easy for people to release fears, worries, jealousies and other negative limiting beliefs. Her other 2 books of the Dreams Are Reality trilogy will soon be released. Also, another book on meditation, yoga, mudras, mantras, raising a happy child and divine love relationships named ABC PEACE is also available

She is an entrepreneur who owned 2 businesses in America. But, ever since she gained a spiritual enlightenment regarding the purpose of life, she does everything for free. She began her journey to India since 2010 travelling throughout the nation for past 11 years learning the ancient cultures of our land. During her travels through India, she taught the healing mantra "I love myself unconditionally and I forgive myself completely" at many schools and did healings with many students to promote focus, creativity, memory retention and self-confidence. Vanaja also volunteered at 2 hospitals and did healings with patients and many maternity patients along with their newborns.

Vanaja also conducted healing camps twice per month in Jabalpur during the year 2019-2020. She was also invited to be the keynote speaker at Amity University at the occasion of the environmental conference in February 2020. Vanaja was also honoured as the chief guest and speaker at the Human Rights Conference held in Hyderabad in the year 2018.

She visited and conducted healings with the residents in a leprosy colony in both 2015 and 2018. She is also the co-founder of the Global Peace Vision. The first project she initiated was ‘Living Water Vision’ that aims to bring pure drinking water to villagers on weekly basis, so as to make them accessible to pure drinking water. All her works was honoured by presenting her with an award for social services in 2015.

Vanaja lived with many families throughout India embracing their culture and traditions they follow. She conducted a 2-year Research program to see if the ancient tradition still exists in India. The inferences of her research show that guests are treated like gods in Indi as they say ‘Athidi Devo Bhava’ whereas you are treated horribly when you become part of the family. The ancient roots of India have somehow been left behind and Vanaja strives to awaken people to remember their incredible heritage and be proud of this phenomenal country. She envisages to bring forth her teachings into the lime light and teach them to the world. Vanaja stands by unconditional love, complete forgiveness and total acceptance to all including those considered her enemies.

Throughout her journey she was in search of a platform where she could utilize her capabilities to nurture a better place, and HRDS INDIA is proud to have her onboard as a the Project Head- Healing & Counseling.

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.

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.

Training & Skill Development - Project Head - 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 -- All Projects – 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.

Associate Chief 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.

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 15 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.

Asst.Manager HR – 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.

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

Gayatri Varma born as the only daughter of P. M. Balachandran and Karthiyani Balachandran is a native from New Delhi. Her father is a retired GM Flight Despatch devoting his 30 years of career in Indian Airlines. Her Mother is a homemaker who stood as the backbone of their family. She completed her Schooling in Delhi and moved back to Calicut in Kerala along with her grandparents to pursue her further studies. She completed her graduation from the Malabar Christian College, Calicut.

She later on got married to Mr K M Riyas, a businessman and they are blessed with two kids. Elder daughter Akhela is a college aspirant and Sahil is pursuing his 8th Standard.

Ms Gayatri has an extensive experience in office administration for more than 18 years, being employed in various corporate offices. At her initial stage of career she was employed in the Manipal University Study Center as an Administrator where she explored her skills in administration. After 6 years she opted out to get employed in various other prestigious major Automobile offices heading their administrative wing for them. Throughout her career, she undertook to organize various events and interacted with numerous clients belonging to varied sections. Her extensive administration career has imparted in her proficient communication skills in varied languages and enabled her to gain the excellent managing skills.

Even after her successful career she felt her desire to give back to society was left unfulfilled. She joined HRDS INDIA is leading their administrative wing with an aim to be a part of something that can make her life more meaningful.

Administrative Analyst – Nikith Krishna

Nikith Krishna, a B.B.A graduate from the reputable Madras Christian College, Tamilnadu, and aspeculative photographer. Eminent and exalted personalities like Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Ms. Shanta Sheela Nair, Justice P.D. Dinakaran, Dr. A.L. Mudaliar, Dr. Raja Ramanna, Hormes Tharakan IPS are also alumni of the MCC, who massively inspired him. He is one among the coterie of followers who backs off HRDS INDIA with his extraordinary skills and a sane intention just like his father, Founder- Secretary Shri. Aji Krishnan. Right from his childhood, he could visibly elicit the vulnerable in society and fathom agonies and atrocities of the downtrodden people in and around him.

His extensive contribution has been extremely significant to HRDS INDIA and its undertakings. Compassion and the drive to help the needful defines his life goal. Apart from philanthropy, he has a strong zeal for Photography, Videography and Film Making. To accomplish his interest,he completed Diploma in Photography in conjunction with graduation. His ardor and creative eagerness bagged him laureates in a Photography contest organized by Rajagiri College, Ernakulum. In addition to it, he received accolades in the Deep woods promo contest in 2018. He is the man behind the real-life pictures in HRDS INDIA's calendar 'A Journey through Tribal life. His spontaneity and determination paved him a way to pitch on a distinctive medium of creativity. His trailblazing thoughts ushered him to make a socially concerned Short film. He is a prime mover in a plan of action as he held himself responsible to orchestrate events and programs systematically in his College.

His charisma and personality resemble that of his father. Unlike his contemporaries, he had proven the true companionship by being his father’s spinal and still treads on the path of giving and sharing. He imbibes and absorbs high principles of his father to provide support to the society and the neglected sufferers subjected to pain and unfortunate plight. He has procured knowledge in social issues by exploring books, travelling across cultures and keenly perceive subjectivity of his father as a ‘man for the society’. He had his heart set on promoting the tradition of humanity to the new generation and yearns to make them comprehend the same. As a revolutionary thinker, he reinforces all those who are skilled enough. Nikith admires people who succeed in their careers despite hardship and woe, giving room to humanity at its best.

Nikith is a tremendous speaker and presenter who can inspire people of all ages. He spent decades of his teen years learning, analyzing and nearing perfection over his leadership skills – both in the personal life and in professional boardrooms. Now, he stealthily puts forth his wealth of knowledge, experience and hands-on know-how to work for the upliftment of the unprivileged tribes. He embarks positivity and creates an impact through his motivational words, a key to many yearning hopes. He is wonderfully effective at helping to promote individual growth and valuable lessons for people around him.

He truly believes in lendingguidance​ and consoling those in the society who starve even for one meal so that they become capable and self-reliant to earn their bread and butter. At such a tender age, his thoughts and urge to be a help for someone in need, exceeds beyond his father’s vision. In all fairness, humanity manifests itself in compassion, understanding, and a willingness to put people before profits. It is this empathetichumor that with great pride and appreciation, we admit his benefaction in our NGO.

The most inspiring and rewarding part of his personality is his desire to lead with dedication and commitment. Possessing the traits of a spirited team leader, he has volunteered to be a part of HRDS INDIA to resolve multiple issues pertaining to the tribes. He has created a shining example of how one idea can alter the lives of many for the better.His appreciation and deep-rooted acknowledgment to his parents’ devotion and sacrifices to always provide him with the best education and support, has affected his leadership skills immensely.He stands head and shoulders above the rest. Yet, he is unassuming, always looking to be part of the class fabric. This signifies the benignity and humility he still holds down. According to him, he has induced it all from the mother nature, the HRDS family and surroundings.

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.

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 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- Tamil Nadu – L.Rozario

Rozario born and bought up in the city of Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement, is a Mechanical Engineer who is presently holding a post of General Manager in High End Quality Constructions Pvt Ltd . He is happily married and blessed with two kids.

He was keenly interested in knowing the working mechanisms of the machines and this had been the driving force behind his Mechanical career. After a prolonged service in the field of Mechanics and Marketing he finally ended up reliasing that his earning has no cause. Hence, he started a school with the service mentality which is known as Wise Gurukul.

In between his journey to serve the needy, he met Mr. Aji Krishnan, the founder Secretary of HRDS INDIA, a team committed to persue wider social aims. He joined HRDS INDIA inorder to work towards welfare of the society.

Project Coordinator – Karnataka- Geetha Amith

Geetha was born and brought up in the "Silicon Valley of India" Bangalore. She is a MBA graduate in Marketing from Banaglore University, which is one of the best universities in Bangalore. Other than MBA, she has completed some other technical Diploma Courses like Fashion Designing, Film Making, Creative Arts, Montessori Teachers Training and Holistic Education who has multiple tasking capability. She is married and blessed with two children.

When we get something from society on the right time we should give back the same as well especially to the needies. Likewise, with the confidence and energy she started a school and running it successfully with the service mentality which is known as Wise Gurukul. During her service, she got to know about the other part of society who is suppressed by the high society. She would like to give voice for the voiceless people and interested in working for them. In the same way, she was waiting for the right moment and the right place to accommodate herself to accomplish her vision. The deep desires from the heart will lead us to the right path. Similarly, she found HRDS INDIA the one who always stands for the marginalised. Finally, with the honour she started being a part of HRDS INDIA and working towards the welfare of the society.

Project Coordinator- Tamil Nadu – Poongodi

Poongodi, a native from Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu is known very well in the name of Pooja among her beloveds. Her dad runs a real estate firm named KSV Real Estate that has been successfully serving clients for past 32 years. After her marriage she moved to Vellore District with her husband and is blessed with a 3 year old son.

Throughout her school life she began to envision a carrer in the Business World and the seed for becoming successful Enterprenuer is self-grown. She has complete her DBA and she debuted in business operations at the final year of MCA. Business is all about recognising the threats and seizing the opportunities at the optimal when it is on our way and her efforts was acclaimed with a Young Entrepreneur Award from National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development in the year of 2012.

A recognition in web designing by bagging a State holder position kickstarted her carrer in web designing leading to commencement of a small web solution company named Karp Technologies in the year 2010 in Coimbatore. The firm has clients from all over India and Hongkong.

Through out her work, she got to know about the adversities of the downtrodden and was waiting for the opportunity to work towards welfare of the society. She was very much glad to be able to work with HRDS INDIA as a Project Coordinator in the State of Tamil Nadu.

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.

Project Coordinator (Andhra Pradesh And Telangana) - G. Gopinath

G. Gopinath was born in the year 1970 in a well reputed and educated family. His native is a historical place known as Attarmbakkam in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. His father Mr.S.Gopalan and his mother Mrs.C.Saraswathy were well known educationalist, retired as Head Master and Head Mistress. He is the great grandson of Mr. Rajakandaswami – Liason Officer and the private Secretary in the Nizam’s Government in Hyderabad, during the end of the 18th century. At present it is in Telungana State. He is married to G.Sasikala the who is a homemaker and they are blessed with a boy.

Gopinath did his schooling in his native District, Thiruvallur and completed his under-graduation and post-graduation in Economics from Madras University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. During his college days, he had participated in many of the social service programs.

He has coordinated the Archeological team, during excavation and research at the Paleolithic site in Attarambakkam, Thiruvalur District, Tamil Nadu. He has worked as a Central Excise Executive at M/S Spartek Ceramics India Ltd., granite division 100% E.O.U in Chennai. .Later on he developed an interest in photography and videography and started his own business. He has also worked as a site coordinator in M/S Integrated Water Proofing Ltd in Chennai.

Gopinath has also worked with M/s.Daejo Automotive India Pvt., Ltd., as a Deputy Manager-Dispatch and Logistics, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.Later, he moved to M/s. Literoof Housing Limited-Shield Division in Chennai as a Sales Executive. Presently, he is working as a Manager in M/s.Maragatham Silicates Industries (CFS warehouse) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He is living at Raja AnnamalaiPuram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

His 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 as the Project Coordinator (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) of the Tribal Affairs Advisory Board.

Project Coordinator (Tamil Nadu) - K. Dhanaraj

K.Dhanaraj, is the son of Mr.A. Kulandaiswamy, who was born and bought up in Perambalur District., and is presently settled in Chennai for the last 25 years. He has completed M.A. (Public Administration) from Madras University. He was associated with the Tamilnadu Government Authorities. His maternal uncle was an IAS Officer (Retd). Seeking his uncle’s guidance, he was actively involved in various government activities. He is actively involved in many political and social activities.

Dhanaraj is currently working in RDS Business Services as Director – Business Development. His meeting with the Founder- Secretary of HRDS INDIA, Mr Aji Krishnan was a turning point steering his journey to work for the upliftment of Tribal Community.

Dhanaraj joined HRDS INDIA as Project Coordinator (Tamilnadu) for implementing various welfare oriented programs for the Tribal Community in Tamilnadu.

Project Coordinator (Tamil Nadu) - T Bhoopathiraja

T Bhoopathiraja was born in Chennai,Tamil Nadu. His father was a Police Officer and mother served as a Teacher. He is the eldest of the four siblings. He completed his Bachelors Degree in English Literature and later pursued his Masters in Public Administration from the prestigious Madras University. He worked as an Administrator and Operations Manager in various private and multinational banks.

Bhoopathiraja has more than 15 years experience in the Banking sector. Currently he is working in the Tamilnadu Police department. He admired the quotes of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and valuable speech for the youngsters. He has the passion in helping the poor and needy people, which led him to join HRDS INDIA as Project Coordinator to imply projects for Tribal Welfare.

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).

Project Director – Media – Ajay Raveendranath

Ajay Raveendranath son of Mr.Raveendranath and Ms. Gomathi Amma is a native of Nilambur, a major town in Malappuram district, Kerala. His father was a Sales Manager at FACT and Mother is a homemaker. He completed is Bachelors Degree in History from Manjeri. Ever since his childhood, he had a passion towards writing stories and short plays which steered his way to become a writer.

Ajay started his career as short story writer and later moved to writing dramas. Even when his career moved in a faster pace, he never lost his focus on short stories, screenplay, short film and documentaries. He has also worked as an Editor to one of the leading news channel, gulf news with eminent personality like (late) Mr.T.V Kochubava. Apart from being a writer, Ajay has also extensive experience in documentary, film screen play, Narration, journalism, publishing and dramatist etc.

He always believe in putting one’s creativity to use and that’s what lead him to indulge in various sectors, one among which was the Publishing Sector. He commence a publishing agency in the name of “Mansoon Publications” which worked with prominent writers. He published numerous celebrate works including M.T.Vasudevan Nair's Sukrutham.

As an accolade for the works he has undertaken, Ajay has been honoured with many awards like MACTA Award for Screen Play, Kerala State Books and Publishing Award as a publisher. In recent present his work has been published in Mangalam Magazine – Onam Edition, 2020. He has currently been committed for a screen play of a Sanskrit film, the works for which are in progression. During his journey as a journalist, he came across to meet Aji Krishnan, the Founder Secretary of HRDS INDIA and through his actions it was evident that he is out to a journey to make a difference and it fascinate him. Ajay joined HRDS INDIA with a vision to pen down, the harsh realities of society, undertaking the post of Project Director – Media.

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 - 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. 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- George Daniel

Being born as the youngest son of Mr. Daniel and Mrs.Mariamma Daniel, George grew up by cherishing the affectionate love of his parents and four siblings. Surrounded by the scenic beauty of nature in his native village , Thiruvanchoor,Kottayam District, Kerala with a vibrant group of friends and motivated by the true political ideas, his childhood nurtured him to be a good human being.

George has completed his post graduation in M S W in medical and psychiatric.Being well trained ,well versed and effective counsellor,he could alleviate the pain,settle issues and bring meaning to the life of many people,especially the married couples, youth and children.He worked as an Additional Counsellor in Family Court, Ettumanoor ,Kottayam. He has ten years of experience as Psychiatric Counsellor in PSALMS counselling centre, Kottayam through which he could restore order and faith in people who were mentally broken.He completed M Phil in social work which definitely denotes his social commitment and interest to work for the upliftment of the poor and the marginalized.

Blessed with the power of word and communicative skill, George is a motivational speaker, guide and trainer.He is applauded for his artistic abilities ,organizing capacity, and leadership qualities. He is technically updated and uses all modern mass media to convey values and messages to the society.He is passionate in creating short flims with the aim to educate and inculcate values in students.the first short flim he directed was “ The Silent wind” dealing with teenage infatuation and its after effects.

A good human lover, he is known for his aesthetic sense , pleasing peosonality and cordial relationships.

Asst. Project Director - Ritu Mahalwal

Ritu Mahalwal born and reared in Delhi has pursued her Master’s in Rural Development from IGNOU. Ever since her schooling she had been clear about her path, which was social service. She has worked as a social worker in personal capacity as well with Mohalla Organisation and she has taught needy students with Sanskar Kendra.

She has successfully managed educating rural kids to motivate them attending school and make them realize importance of education. Further she has been active in undertaking activities to educate rural women to understand importance of education to their wards. She conducted various seminars to make rural as well urban women, aware about being independent. Apart from self reliance, she has also addressed various integral issues on Hygiene, Better Health, Food Habits and environmental cleanliness.

She has pioneered numerous self targeted projects, within her ability pursuing her firm belief that “satisfaction of the people lies only when we drive in the same direction what they need”. Ritu, as a person has always been down to earth dealing with problematic individuals helping them, address their issues with a practical solution. She possesses exceptionally good convincing skill to mould an individual to adapt to new situations.

She is a team player, who maintains a cordial relation with her fellow peers, synchronizing the performance of all segments. Apart from her professional achievements, Ritu has researched about the livelihood for the deprived and also written a book about it. Ritu has joined HRDS INDIA as Assistant Project Director where she can put in her all expertise to use and thereby bring a change in the lives of the Tribes.

Asst. Project Director - Yuti Pancholi

Yuti Pancholi born as the daughter of Kaushik Pancholi and Manisha Pancholi is an epitome for Versatility. During her Schooling she has been awarded as the Best Athlete for the year 2007-2008 in DSRV with State level participation in DSO and MSSA for track events. Yuti has been curious and experimenting has been like a second nature to her. From being an athlete to a Bharatnatiyam dancer she wants to experience it all.

Born in a family of engineers, she chose a different path, she chose to do Bachelor degree in Mass Media and went ahead to get her Masters in Advertising and Mass Media too. Always being passionate about teaching bagged a job at Thakur College as a visiting faculty along with a full time job as PR executive. She has been working at Mirabilis INC as PR Executive for more than 1 year, gaining confidence with my communication skills and exposure to with various clients. She is also a Freelancing Choreographer for independent events.

Apart from excelling in her career, Yuti is a trained BHARATNATIYAM dancer and has served as assistant teacher for 1 year at Nritya Kala Niketan. She believes that life is what you make it and sky is the limit so she has been voluntarily associated with a lot of NGO's that help strays and take care of them, feed them also get medical help for them.

Extending her curiosity she loves to explore cultures and languages, further to this, she is studying the Korean language and targets to learn at least 5 more languages. She is very happy to be associated with HRDS INDIA, she thinks changing lives of people, extending your help and privileges to those in gives real meaning to your life.

Asst.Project Director – Rajitha Krishnakumar

Rajitha Krishnakumar was born in Attappady, Palakkad District as the youngest daughter of Mr. Krishnakumar and Ms. Jayalakshmi. Her father works as a businessman and mother is a homemaker. She has two elder sisters, Rekha and Revathy. Rajitha completed her Masters in Social Work from St. Gregorios College Pathanamthitta and Graduation in Public Administration from Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Arts and Science College, Kottathara, Palakkad.

Being a native of Attappady Rajitha has shown a keen interest to serve the downtrodden people since her early childhood, which later lead her to pursue MSW Programme. Her passion towards serving the society and helping the most oppressed communities is really appreciable. Apart from her academics, she always finds time to serve the tribal communities in Attappady. During her academic period she has done her internships and block placements in several agencies inside and outside Kerala, especially with Mental Health. Her desire to work for the oppressed native people in Attappady has lead her way to HRDS INDIA. She has joined HRDS INDIA as an Assistant Project Director.

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 – 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”

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. - 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.

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.

Centre Manager (KL) – Siju Mathew

Siju Mathew is the son of Shri. Mathew Kunnathu and Smt. 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 from 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 paralegal 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 proven his professional skills in coordinating various projects and programs. He joined HRDS INDIA DDU-GKY Project, Thodupuzha centre as Mobilization Head and presently holds the post of Center Manager of the same institute.

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.

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) – Sudharsan Balraj

Sudharsan son of Mr. Balraj hails from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has completed his graduation from Government Arts and Science College,Coimbatore and pursued his post graduation from Ramakrishna Mission Vidhyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. His ambition was to educate and motivate the people who belongs to the weaker section of the society. In order to achieve his aim he started his career as an Asst. Professor at Bishop Ambrose College of Arts and Science.

After working there for a while he got a chance to be a part of HRDS INDIA DDUGKY Project at Tamil Nadu . He desires to provide quality education to the students by his innovative teaching.

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.

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.

Retail Sales Associate Trainer(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 The Tourism Industry. Rekha joined HRDS INDIA as a receptionist of DDU -GKY project Coimbatore Center and has been promoted as Retail Sales Trainer.

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.

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.

Mobilization Head – Athira C.R

Athira, daughter of Sri.C.K Raju and Smt.Ajitha Raju is a native of Muttom. She completed her graduation in economics from St. Joseph college Moolamattom. During her studies she was elected as Secretary of NSS (National Service Scheme).

During the period, she was very responsible and very active in introducing new plans and ideas. After her degree, she passed Post Graduation in Development Studies from M.G University. As a Development Scholar she is much familiar with Rural Development Programmes.

In 2014 she completed her B.Ed. in Social Science Education. She started her carrier in Four Season Fabrics Pvt. Ltd,Muvattupuzha as an accountant.

She has joined HRDS INDIA Thodupuzha as Mobilization Head and she is ready to encourage and make aware to the students about the course and its policies provided by HRDS INDIA under 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-Suriya Durairaj

Suriya, daughter of Sri. Durairaj and Smt. Esakkiammal, born and brought up in Devathanam village of Virudhunagar district. She completed her Diploma in Modern Office Practice from P.A.C.R. Polytechnic College in Rajapalayam in the year 2018. Her father is working as a welder and her mother is a homemaker. She has a younger brother who is pursuing B.Sc Physical Education in SMS College, Virudhunagar. She started her career with Ragav Register Office in Tenkasi as a Typist. Then she underwent Skill Development Training under DDU-GKY Project of HRDS India in Coimbatore and got placed in Hyderabad in a leading BPO, Magus Customer Dialog as a Customer Care Executive. Her excellence in communication and confidence paved a way to join HRDS INDIA family as a Girls Hostel Warden of DDU-GKY project in Coimbatore.

Warden -Ramar Srinivasan

Ramar, son of Sri.Srinivasan and Smt.Pushpa is a native of Anaikkalpatti in Trichy district. He has two siblings, his father works as a driver and mother is a homemaker. After schooling, he joined SP Apparels Pvt Ltd, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. There he worked in the printing session. As he wanted to pursue his education, he joined for Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering . After which he worked as a Customer Care Associate with First Source Ltd, Trichy.

He has received the Excellence in Performance award during his service period, for his contribution to the organization. His strong determination and hard work led him to this great achievement. He has an added experience in the Hotel Management and Tourism sector. With a total professional experience of 6 years he joined a CRS course under DDU-GKY Project of HRDS India in Coimbatore. His polite behavior and willingness to work hard lead him to the position of Boys Hostel Warden in the same centre where he underwent training as a candidate. Now he has become a part of HRDS India Family.

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.

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.

Housekeeper- Beena Sukumaran

Beena Sukumaran of Varikkatharapel house is the daughter of Sri.V.K Prabhakaran who is a Farmer and Smt. Sarasamma Prabhakaran. She is married to V.S Sukumaran of Vadakkepurayidathil house who is a Farmer and is blessed with two children, Vishnu V.S ,currently pursuing degree in St.Thomas College, Pala and Vishal V.S, 8thstd student of St.Paul HSS, Munnilavu.

She did her Schoolings in MDCMS High School Erumappvumattom. She completed her graduation in B.Com Corporation in Hentry Baker Collge, Melukavu, Kottayam and is having experience as Co-operative Bank trainee and also Rubber board enumerator. She is very simple and kind in nature and maintains her level best in preparing delicious food for the student and staff members.

Housekeeper-Rema Raju

Rema Raju who is working as a cook at HRDS INDIA,Thodupuzha is the daughter of Sri.IssacYohannan who is a Farmer and Smt.Thresiamma Issac of Matteplackel house. She is married to Sri.Raju (Late) of Valparambil house. Blessed with a daughter Anuja Raju,who is pursuing her studies at Christ King VHSS,Velliyamattom.

Reema Raju completed her schoolings at GHSS Moolamattom, later on she completed Bsc Nursing and has worked in Chazhikattu Hospital, Thodupuzha and Elite Hospital,Thrissur. She is very bold and active in nature and is also a part of success of the organisation.

Housekeeper – Maheswari Sivaswamy

Maheswari is the daughter of Mr. Nachimuthu and Mrs.Thirumathal. She is married to Mr.Sivasamy G and is blessed with a son Nithishwaran, who is studying 12th standard and a daughter Mathu harani who is studying in 8th standard.

Maheswari is working as Housekeeper at HRDS INDIA-DDU GKY, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. She is a very energetic person. She is very kind in nature and is very sincere to her duties.

Housekeeper – Chandri Vasu

Chandri was born in 1974 as the daughter of Vasu and Ammini at kongad, Palakkad district of Kerala. She is happily married to Mr. Sajimon who is a self employed auto driver at Attappady.

They are blessed with three children named Sandhya mol, Sanitha and Saneesh. All her children have passed their matriculation and they are also happily married to their better halves. 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.

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.

Accounts Assistant - Anjana Manoharan

Anjana, daughter of Sri. Manoharan and Smt. Pankajam residing in Pudussery is a native of Palakkad District. Her father is a Goldsmith and mother is a housemaker. She has two elder brothers, Anoj and Vinoj working as an electrical suprevisor and Internal auditor respectively. She has completed her Post Graduation in MCOM Finance and also pursued her in Co-operation from Marian college Koduvayur Palakkad.

She has an intense passion towards dance and has participated in various Youth festivals and Competitions throughout her schooling and College and grabbed Prizes. Along with that, she is also an athlete, and has participated in District Level Competitions. After her studies, she was placed on an internship training for over 6 months under a GST and Tax practitioner in Palakkad. She is an optimist and a self-confident person who have strong sense of motivation. She is kind and good natured person who is easy-going with people around her. She also has a keen interest in pencil drawings and continues to maintain it as a hobby till date. She has now joined HRDS INDIA as Accounts Assistant with the financial team.

Organisational Profile

Structure of HRDS INDIA

Structure of DDU GKY

Our Guiding Force
Corporate Address:

F-84, Ground Floor
East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110065
Mobile: +91 94460 01981, 96675 86046

Administrative office:

Door No: XIV/ 273,
Near Post Office, Chandranagar,
Palakkad - 678 007, Kerala, India.
Tel: 0491 2572576
Mob: 9447025474

Registered Address:

Telephone Exchange Road, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist, Kerala - 685585, India.
Mobile: +91 94473 30669


Kattappana South(P.O), Idukki Dist, Kerala - 685515, India.

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