Governance

  

The Bhuvana Foundation (India) is dedicated to serving the underprivileged and marginalised sections of society in rural India.

The foundation focuses its efforts in the areas of education and vocational training. 

The foundation is registered under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961, vide C.No. 627/07-08 dated 06-12-2007. 

Donations are exempt under Sec 80g of the Income Tax Act, 1961. 

Bhuvana Foundation is authorised to receive foreign donations under the FCRA Act, 2010 vide Registration No. 075901291.


VISION:  Bhuvana  Foundation seeks to enhance life and well being of tribal and  underprivileged communities through comprehensive education of all  individuals.  


MISSION: To establish learning environments for the tribal and underprivileged children so as to make them responsible citizens of the country. To develop through self learning methods , entrepreneur skills which will help them become self sufficient individuals. To encourage  and adapt the knowledge base available with the tribal communities into the learning system to give them a self esteem. 

Members of the Board (Bhuvana Foundation, India)

Dr. Subramanian Sriram, President

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Is an internationally recognised neuroscientist currently holding the William Weaver Chair in Experimental Neurology at Vanderbilt Medical Centre, Nashville, TN, USA. He has recognised the needs of the underprivileged in India and has dedicated his time and resources to the formation and development of Vidya Vanam.

Ms. Prema Rangachary, Secretary and Director of Vidya Vanam

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Trained in Oxford, the U.K., to teach English as Second Language, she has long promoted the need to advance novel changes in the curriculum and to foster education especially in regions where resources are limited. As director of the school, she has engineered innovative programmes by which art can enhance the understanding of language and sciences.

Ms. Shanthi Ranganathan, Vice-President

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 is a social worker and the founder of T. T. Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation, which manages the TTK Hospital, which treats and helps rehabilitate drug and alcohol addicts. She is the first recipient of the UN Vienna Civil Society Award and also received the Padma Shri in 1992. She has been associated with Vidya Vanam since its inception. She is related to Prema Rangachary by marriage. 

Bhooma Parthasarathy, Member

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is the Director of the Thirumalai Charity Trust. Along with her friends and family, she set up the Thirumalai Mission Hospital, for primary and secondary healthcare. She was instrumental in setting up the three Vedavalli Vidyalaya Schools, which she helps manage.

Ms. Jayashree Raman, Member

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Is an architect & co-founder of Studio 29, a Coimbatore-based architectural & design consultancy firm which believes in simplicity & sustainability.

She works closely with young architects, interns & students to help them realize their full potential.

Mr. Manish L. Shah, Member

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Is currently running their family business in Coimbatore. They have a 100 year history in Coimbatore. Manish envisioined himself to be part of a institution where he can change the lives of the lesser privileged.