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About Us

The Center for Holistic Development of Human Consciousness (CHDHC) initiative started in 2018 to promote Universal Human values education (Jeevan Vidya). 

The primary focus of CHDHC is to help teachers and individuals from all walks of life recognize the happiness within and to live harmoniously in various dimensions of life like family, society, nature, and within oneself. 

Jeevan Vidya program offers an immersive, transformational experience, that have the potential to change one's life profoundly.  Jeevan Vidya’ workshop content is based on the co-existential philosophy propounded by Late Sri A. Nagaraj. It is a proposal for an Undivided Society & Harmony in Nature.​

Facilitators (Resource persons) of CHDHC:

  • A team of facilitators will handle the workshop sessions. They are all primarily seekers with 10-15 years of experience in understanding the content of Jeevan Vidya, various self-development approaches, and philosophies. They strive to live according to these principles in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. They have achieved a certain degree of clarity and happiness in their own lives and relationships, and they voluntarily contribute to society while fulfilling their family and professional responsibilities. 

  • The team consists of well-educated professionals such as development professionals, software engineers, teacher educators, professors, homemakers, and doctors. As a team, they delivered over 2000 sessions at different organizations like universities, colleges, NGOs, schools, hospitals, and corporates.

  • People from all walks of life, including teachers, mothers, social workers, doctors, psychologists, professors, students, housewives, senior citizens, couples, and working professionals, have found value in these sessions.

  • They do not charge for facilitating JV workshops.

CHDHC Vision and Mission



"To contribute to the realisation of harmony in self, family, society, and nature/existence."


" Inculcate Universal Human Values in every individual, school, and college as a right to education."





Education: M.Tech


Home Maker

Education: CA

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

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

Giridhar Kolanupaka

Software Engineer

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

Narasimha Swamy

Assistant Professor

Education: M.Tech

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

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 ( 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

Social Worker

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


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

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