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