About Us

The Center for Holistic Development of Human Consciousness (CHDHC) was founded in 2018 to promote Human values education which is universal in nature.

The primary focus of CHDHC is to help individuals from all walks of life recognize the happiness within and to encourage value-based living resulting in harmony in various dimensions of life like family, society, nature and within oneself.

CHDHC would like to promote Universal Human Values knowledge in educational institutions (schools and colleges), individuals at various stages of life irrespective of their background, country, culture, age, gender, financial status etc. who are driven by a passion to understand reality and live with meaning and harmony on this planet.

Jeevan Vidya’s content is based on the existential philosophy propounded by Late Sri A. Nagaraj. This philosophy postulates that Existence (reality) is Coexistence. It is a proposal for an Undivided Society & Balance in Nature.

CHDHC envisions taking Jeevan Vidya (Universal Human Values) to every person in two Telugu states (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh).

Founding Members and Team

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

Bala Ramesh

Data architect transformed as a life architect

Education: B.Tech ECE (Electronics and communication)

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.

Sreenivasa Prasad Rao Sarvaraju

A Software engineer who surrendered himself as a sevak for society

Education: B.Com (Computers)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Financial Management (MFM)

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.

Siva Sankar Kantheti

Teacher Educator

Education: Masters in Psychology from S V University
Masters in Education from Azim Premji University

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.

Suman Yelati

Computer engineer by profession and a good human being by nature

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

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

Giridhar Kolanupaka

Engineer by profession and a social scientist by passion

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