N. Gopalaswami (IAS Retired) is a former Chief Election Commissioner of India and a Padma Bhushan awardee (2015). He is currently the President of Vivekananda Educational Society which runs a group of 27 schools mostly in and around Chennai. Lover of Sanskrit, involved in its popularisation and propagation. Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation (since 2014). Chancellor of the Rashtirya Samskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi since 2015. Chairman of Initiative for Moral and Cultural Training Foundation.
S. Gurumurthy Journalist and commentator on economic, political and cultural issues. Also a chartered accountant and corporate consultant. One of the founders of Dharma Rakshana Samiti and Global Foundation for Civilisational Harmony. Chairman of the Delhi based Think Tank Vivekananda International Foundation Delhi. Vice-President of Vivekananda Educational Society. A Founder Trustee of Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation and Initiative for Moral and Cultural Training Foundation of which he is also Vice-Chairman. Visiting Professor at IIT Mumbai, Distinguished Professor of Economics Tumkur University. Distinguished Professor of Legal Anthropology in the Nani Palkhivala Chair in Sastra University. Also Editor of Thuglak a Tamil magazine.
R Rajalakshmi a Founder Member of Dharma Rakshana Samithi headed by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Was in the Founding Team of the Global Foundation for Civilisational Harmony. Involved in the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fairs from inception. A Founder Trustee of Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation and Managing Trustee of Initiative for Moral and Cultural Training Foundation. Was part of the organising team of a mammoth Swami Vivekanada Women’s Initiative in 2014. In family business, corporate director and consultant on Corporate Social Responsibility. Currently pursuing her doctoral research under Sastra University.
K. Prabhakar, Chartered Accountant who is an intense student of Vedanda. Associated with Purna Vidya, a value education programme developed under Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Trustee in Dharma Rakshana Samithi. Associated with the team conducting Hindu Spiritual and Service Fairs. Founder Trustee in Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation and Initiative for Moral and Cultural Training Foundation of which he is secretary
Dr. Arthi Ganesh is the Pro-Chancellor of Vels University. She is the academic advisor for 25,000 students and 5000 staff members at Vels Group of Institutions. Schools under the Vels Group are ranked #1 by popular ranking bodies in India. Was awarded the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Award by the Tamil Nadu Private School Association for all her efforts and dedication in the field of education. Interested in Women’s affairs. She regularly organises woman empowerment programs.
T. Chakravarthy Vice President of Vivekananda Educational Society. Secretary and Project Administrator of Vivekananda Vidya Kala Ashram Trust, a Gurukulam (Residential School) project. President of Vidya Bharati (Tamilnadu and Kerala) an all India body to promote nationalist value education which has networked over 40000 schools. Recipient of “Shram Vir” award by Tamilnadu Government, “Centenarian Seva Rathna” in 2005 by Centenarian Trust, “Vocational Service Award 2009-10” by Rotary Club of Madras Central conferred on him.
P. Ganapathi, Industrialist.State General Secretary and Trustee for Dharma Rakshana Samiti, Chennai; Vice President of Sri Yagnavalkya Sabha, Chennai; Trustee of Voice for Justice a Registered NGO working against Human Rights Violation; Managing Trustee of Sri Yagnavalkya Trust; Trustee of Samvit Sagar Trust, Tiruvannamalai. Trustee in Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation.
S. Namasivayam, Educationist. Senior Principal Maharishi Vidya Mandir and Correspondent Maharishi International School and one of the founding members and Trustee Maharishi Group of educational institutions run by Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence New Delhi. The MICI runs 20 schools in Tamil Nadu including the international school. He is ardent practitioner of Transcendental Meditation [TM] & TM Siddhi programme.
Dr. Nandakumar R Dave, a Civil engineer from IIT, Madras. Sanskrit scholar graduated from University of Madras. Ph.D from University of Madras in 2010. Involved in the field of education, health, social and public. Awarded with Distinguished Alumnus Awards of IIT, Madras. Held important positions including Under-Sheriff of Madras (1994), District Governor of Lions Clubs International Dist. 324A1 (1991), President Hindustan Chamber Of Commerce. Presently President of Sri ZPH Gujarati Kanya Kelavani Mandal and Hindu Theological Higher Secondary School, Founder and Managing Trustee of Lions Eye Bank Trust.
Rajesh Malhotra, in business. Associated with the Arya Samaj and Punjab Association of which presently he is the Vice-President, responsible for the Adarsh Group of Schools.
Dr. Mrs. Thangam Meganathan, Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Educational Institutions is a, Ph.D. in ‘Technical Education in Tamil Nadu: A Study’ and M.Phil in Public Administration. She pursued the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) in 2006. A recipient of many awards including CSI Honorary Fellowship Award from Computer Society of India (CSI) and the International Association of Lions Club District 324-A1 for her services in the field of education, conducts an annual event inviting women achievers and motivates women students to empower women. She has created a well functioning Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) that promotes incubation and ideation among students. An active member in Industry Associations including the CII, having been the chairperson of Indian Women Network (CII).
Dr. S. Varadarajan With humble beginning as store incharge doing night shifts in a factory, urged by public service, Dr S Varadarajan established the DAV School in 1985 which has now no grown to 7000 students with 300 teachers. In 2009 he started a DAV school in Santhavelur to impart quality education in rural areas too. Recipient of many awards including Rajaji Award for Excellence, Guru Seva Award by Kanchi Sankaracharya, Ketropasana Award by Prama Pandurang, Best Educationalist Award by Anaikkum Karangal and many more. Indomitable in spirit, despite having serious health issues, he works hard even at 78.
S.Vishwanathan, President of Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation School Pammal. Former official of Indian Railways. A staunch ‘bhakt’ of the Jagadgurus of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam has been assigned with founding 3 schools and 5 Hospitals, an old age home and other activities of social importance. In recognition of his services, Jagadguru conferred a title as “PAROPAKARAMANI”.