If one of the following thoughts has crossed your mind, the residential camp is what you are looking for!
· I have so many ideas to improve the society and want to discuss it with others
· I want to get together with other volunteers to learn about their experiences
· It would be great to get an opportunity to talk to experts in the social sector
Youth for Seva has organized a weekend residential camp for all volunteers precisely to fulfill the above from Oct 17th to Oct 19th.
There will be interactions with eminent personalities like -
· Dr. R. Balasubramaniam (Founder & Chairman of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)
· Sri. N.V. Raghuram (Spiritual Founder and Chairman of Yoga Bharati, Professor of Yogic Sciences with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA)
· Ms Madhu Singhal (Managing Trustee/Founder of Mitra Jyothi, organization for visually challenged)
· Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy (Soft skills trainer, Professor in Sanskrit at St Aloysius College, Mangalore)
You can view a brief profile of the speakers at the end of the email
To participate in the camp, please register here
Profiles of Speakers
Dr. R. Balasubramaniam
Dr. R. Balasubramaniam is the Founder & Chairman of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development institution engaged in a grass-roots approach to improvements in sectors such as health, education, and community development. Dr. Balasubramaniam has over 26 years of experience in organization development and systems change initiatives in public policy in India. He is a qualified physician with interest in public health issues and has an MPhil in Hospital Administration and Health Systems Management. He is currently the Frank Rhodes Professor at Cornell University, USA and is also an Adjunct Professor of International Programs in the University of Iowa, USA. His areas of interest are Public health, Community led Development, Governance and Leadership for the Social Sector.
Sri N.V. Raghuram
Yogashree N.V.Raghuram is the Spiritual Founder and Chairman of Yoga Bharati. He is currently “Professor of Yogic Sciences” with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) Bangalore INDIA. He teaches Yogasanas, Pranayama, Dhyana, Cure for ailments like Arthritis, Asthma, Stress Management along with a complete Theoretical Yogic and Scientific background through lectures. Sri Raghuram is trained under some of the most renowned exponents of Yoga in India and has been practicing Yoga for more than 30 years. He has travelled to several countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and conducted Yoga Therapeutic and corrective courses (for ailments such as Bronchitis, Asthma, Back pain, Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders etc). At Bangalore, he is involved in training Yoga Instructors and advises Ph.D. students in their intensive research on Yoga and its allied subjects.
Ms Madhu Singhal
Ms Madhu Singhal who is visually impaired is the Managing Trustee/Founder of Mitra Jyothi. She did not let her visual impairment deter her. She passed B.A with 1st division and was selected “The Best All Rounder Student” from Vaish women’s college, Maharishi Dayanad University, Rohtak (Haryana) in 1981. She continued her M.A in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music in Maharishi Dayanand University and again got a 1st division in 1983.
It was after moving to Bangalore she went through various training courses for the visually impaired and learnt Kannada, the local language. She established Mitra Jyothi in 1990 along with the support of 8 other dedicated individuals. Ms.Madhu Singhal has received many awards and recognitions personally and for Mitra Jyothi.
Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy
One could easily call him a “Impersonator of Mahatma Gandhi”, because Dr Shikaripura Krishnamurthy, a professor in Sanskrit at St Aloysius College, Mangalore resembles quite a bit like Mahatma Gandhi- and that’s the reason he was specially picked by the producer to be the leading role actor in the film “Kurmavatara”. This film has won the National Award for the best Kannada film. Dr. Krishnamurthy has been a soft skills trainer and has taught at various corporates/organizations and is known for his lively and humour packed sessions.
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