Who are we? The people behind the initiative

We are highly committed and motivated individuals to setup a world class ‘Universal Human Values Education’ center at Hyderabad.


A Non Resident Indian (NRI) with a Indian heart
Venkat Ankam is a big data engineer, writer, marathon runner, vipassana meditator and Jeevan Vidya practitioner. He recently moved back to India from USA and dedicate rest of the life for CHDHC. He is also a person who initiated the idea of the center and played key role in evolving the idea of CHDHC.

He feels that Jeevan Vidya education provides holistic and practical solutions for all facets of human life – personal, family/interpersonal, social and nature/existence. This education is needed right from childhood.

Education:
M.Tech, (IIT Varanasi)

Engineer by profession and a social scientist by passion
Giridhar Kolanupaka is an engineer turned social scientist who moved from the USA to India for a social cause. His personal social contributions are:
1. Active volunteer in Asha for Education (since 2001) in Detroit, Bangalore and Hyderabad, helping NGOs in education of underprivileged children
2. Long distance Running and Cycling enthusiast and have been helping charities and NGOs to fund-raise through marathon events
3. Personal interest in taking up education and reformation and hence actively involved in understanding the self (continuous happiness and prosperity) and to facilitate the same to all to create universal order (sarvabhouma vyavastha).
4. Resource person for teaching Jeevan Vidya at AICTE http://www.apcce.gov.in/veldata/keyp.aspx

Education: MS (Mechanical Engineering), Tennessee Technological University, USA

Airforce technologist turned educationist
Siva Sankar Kantheti quit his Indian Air Force technical job to pursue his higher studies in the field of education and psychology. He then worked with Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji University, various community-based organizations, government teachers, head teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators to build perspectives on education and related areas.

He is a resource person for All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), DSERT. Govt of Karnataka, Azim Premji Foundation, Indian School of Development Management.

he is a founding member of an Educational Lab, VIRIDUS Social Impact Solutions.
He is a strong proponent of Universal Human Values and its relevance to teacher education. His dream is to develop atleast hundred committed and passionate teachers.

Education:
Masters in Psychology from S V University
Masters in Education from Azim Premji University
Bachelors in Education from Acharya Nagarjuna University

A Software engineer who surrendered himself as a sevak for society
Sreenivasa Prasad Rao. Sarvaraju along with his wife Haritha quit their high paying IT jobs for lending their helping hands for the needy people in society. They have started "Amma Social Welfare Association (http://www.aswa.co.in/) a decade back and never looked back. They can be said to be one of the altruistic couples on this planet to witness each moment of 10 years journey i.e. more than 1 lakh hours in extending our help to the fellow human beings as a part of social responsibility.

He feels that doing something for others is not a social service. It’s our Social Responsibility.

Education:
B.Com (Computers)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
M.Sc. Psychology

Computer engineer by profession and a good human being by nature
Suman Yelati did his B Tech from IIIT-Hyderabad. He was introduced to Jeevan Vidya during his Bachelor days in 2003. Since then he has been an active explorer to understand the concepts of Jeevan Vidya.

He worked at Motorola-Hyderabad where he was awarded the first "Community Outreach Award" for his volunteering and coordination of various center level activities. He quit his job at Motorola and went back to IIIT-Hyderabad to explore the finer details of Jeevan Vidya while doing research in Natural Language Processing.

He has facilitated the Jeevan Vidya course and workshop for students of IIIT-Hyderabad from 2008-2011. He attempted many activity based methods for self-exploration. He also conducted Jeevan Vidya workshops for teacher training of AP degree college lecturers and some schools in an around Hyderabad.

He has later worked at Qualcomm Hyderabad and is currently working in USA as a Software Engineer. He lives in Detroit with his wife and 2 kids.

Education: B.Tech(Computer Science), M.Tech (Computer Science) from IIIT, Hyderabad

Data architect transformed as a life architect
Bala Ramesh is from agriculture background and he is very passionate about natural farming.

He is a Data Architect by Profession and currently practicing
- Jeevan Vidya at self and family for now and practice in Society next.
- Natural Farming
- Vipassanā Meditation

Education
- B.Tech ECE (Electronics and communication)

He brings in his passion to work with younger generation for value based education
Dr. Hari Kumar Voruganti is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal. Along with his profession, he has a passion towards developing holistic human consciousness of a younger generation. This made him take up Human Values work in NITW and contribute towards induction program and related activities. He has compassion towards understanding his own life through Co-existence based philosophy- Madhyasth Darshan/ Jeevan Vidya. This is what makes him part of the CHDHC team.

Education: Ph.D (IIT Kanpur)

Teacher and Guide for inculcating Jeevan Vidya throughout Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Dr Pradeep Ramancharla is a Registrar and Professor of Civil Engineering & Head of Earthquake Engineering Research Centre at IIIT-Hyderabad. He is a significant contributor in introducing 'Human values and professional ethics' course at IIIT, Hyderabad and he was also instrumental in spreading it to UG colleges throughout Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, He won everyone’s hearts with his humble & soothing personality. He believes that for changing society, students need to be guided correctly and he does this with dedication being teacher himself.

He will play a role of a guide and mentor to keep CHDHC in healthy status.

Education: Ph.D (University of Tokyo)

Doctor for both body and mind
Dr T Sundara Raj Perumall MD Ayurveda MSc Psychology is the Chief Physician and Director of Arogyadhatri Ayurveda Chikitsalayam. He is also Vice president Samskrita Bharathi Visakhapatnam, Founder of VARAMU charitable trust. Practising Ayurveda from past 15 years in both Hyderabad and visakhapatnam, specialised in treating spinal cord diseases. Served as state Joint secretary to Arogyabharathi to create awareness about positive health among common public. Conducted number of free medical camps, Health awareness workshops, Health exhibitions in many cities and villages. Built a 40 bedded Ayurveda hospital in Koduru village to provide free health services to surrounding villages. Formulated Holistic Human Health course and conducted many seminars and workshops as a part of Universal Human Values course to attain the goal of Disease free healthy society.

Team CHDHC

A Non Resident Indian (NRI) with a Indian heart

A Non Resident Indian (NRI) with a Indian heart

Venkat Ankam

Venkat Ankam is a big data engineer, writer, marathon runner, vipassana meditator and Jeevan Vidya practitioner. He recently moved back to India from USA and dedicate rest of the life for CHDHC. He is also a person who initiated the idea of the center and played key role in evolving the idea of CHDHC.
Engineer by profession and a social scientist by passion

Engineer by profession and a social scientist by passion

Giridhar Kolanupaka

Giridhar Kolanupaka is an engineer turned social scientist who moved from the USA to India for a social cause. His personal social contributions are: 1. Active volunteer in Asha for Education (since 2001) in Detroit, Bangalore and Hyderabad, helping NGOs in education of underprivileged children
Airforce technologist turned educationist

Airforce technologist turned educationist

Siva Sankar Kantheti

Siva Sankar Kantheti quit his Indian Air Force technical job to pursue his higher studies in the field of education and psychology. He then worked with Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji University, various community-based organizations, government teachers, head teachers, teacher educators, educational administrators to build perspectives on education and related areas.
A Software engineer who surrendered himself as a sevak for society

A Software engineer who surrendered himself as a sevak for society

Sreenivasa Prasad Rao Sarvaraju

Sreenivasa Prasad Rao. Sarvaraju along with his wife Haritha quit their high paying IT jobs for lending their helping hands for the needy people in society. They have started “Amma Social Welfare Association (http://www.aswa.co.in/) a decade back and never looked back. They can be said to be one of the altruistic couples on this planet to witness each moment of 10 years journey i.e. more than 1 lakh hours in extending our help to the fellow human beings as a part of social responsibility.