Serving the needy since 1945

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Late Dr. S. Rajaram – Ex-Chairman

The degree of passion Padma Shri. Dr. S. Rajaram has exuberated the past 5 decades at Sivananda Gurukulam that we believe he is still running our organization through his blessings. Dr. S. Rajaram was a commerce graduate from Madras Christian College in Chennai, India. He was only 19 years old when he was given the responsibility after his parents’ (the founders’) demise. Since 1971, he took over the enormous task of managing this organization accompanied by his wife Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram. His efforts gave new and wholesome lives to thousands of orphans and destitute women who are being rehabilitated every year. It is his sincerity & dedication that motivated him to work hard, mobilize public opinions, raise resources, and undertake projects for the growth of this establishment. Dr. S. Rajaram was a recipient of the Padma Shri award among other accolades.

Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram - Chairperson

For decades, Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram is affectionately called as "Akka" (Sister) in our Gurukulam premises. Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram has been a key personality behind the institution's success in the past five decades. She is a post graduate degree holder in Philosophy from Madras Christian College in Chennai, India. She works with complete dedication everyday towards the sole cause of providing a better life for her family of 350+ residents and thousands of students in various schools. Since 1974, she also started managing the affairs of this institution and has contributed significantly in various departments that aided the growth of this organization. Due to her initiatives, emotional support, sincerity and involvement, today, Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram has a huge family of hundreds of residents of all ages living with an upbeat perspective on life.

Mr. Kishore Kumar RajaramPresident

Kishore is an Entrepreneur with two decades of experience in running successful global companies. He has founded three companies so far, including a 16-year old Artificial Intelligence based learning company specializing in teaching, understanding children’s psychology, and academic needs globally. He did his Mechanical Engineering from PSG Tech, India and MBA from UTA, United States. He currently serves on the board & progress assessment committee of many companies, schools & non-profits in United States, Singapore, and India. Kishore is the elder son of Dr. S. Rajaram and Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram, who along with his brother Rajesh, grew up among Sivananda children playing cricket with them every weekend. During those times, his strong feeling of how blessed he was to have everything in life with such ease when those children didn’t have any, had a lasting impact on him. After 20 years of living in the United States, Kishore and his family moved to Chennai, India in 2016 although his close association with Sivananda Gurukulam on an official capacity has been for more than a decade. His father was an inspiration for him. Kishore particularly cherishes the lessons learned from him on how to run a Trust as a Trust. From his mother is where he believes he learnt the true meaning of compassion in social work. Kishore firmly believes that emotional well-being is the key to one's fulfilled life and therefore has been spearheading the task of permeating it to everyone at Sivananda Gurukulam with the help of psychologists & experts.

Mr. Bandhu ChandhokTreasurer. An ardent educator closely associated in the board of many leading schools in the country (like DAV etc) for more than 40 years.

Mr. P. ManiCommittee Member.  An accomplished Ex-Director of School Education for entire Tamil Nadu State with an impressive track record.

Dr. K. GoplakrishnanCommittee Member. A dedicated medical professional with decades of experience and a sincere heart that looks out for children’s well-being.

Mrs. Ramaa Subramaniam & Mr. Srikanth and their 120+ team of able teachers & school staff

Mrs. R.Sivagama Sundari and her team of 100+ able teachers & school staff

Mrs. K.Vasanthi and her team of 30+ able teachers & school staff

Mr. S.Senthil Kumar and his team of 15+ able teachers & school staff

Mrs. Geetha Mani and her ever-enthusiastic team of volunteers supporting the student counseling program

Founders

Shri. S. V. Iyer

Dr. Smt. V. Mangalam

Patrons

Shri. C. Inder Sain

Shri. Dayachand Malhotra

Shri. Omprakash Malhotra

Sivananda Gurukulam is proud to have a strong group of dedicated, highly motivated, and sincere employees who work towards our Gurukulam’s cause. Here are key individuals who are our pillar of strength:

  • A.Padmanabhan
  • Senthilvel
  • Chandramouli
  • Kalyanaraman
  • Panneer Selvam
  • Vidya
  • Murali
  • Anjalai
  • David raj
  • Alamelu
  • Vijayalakshmi
  • Sankar
  • Firdous M
  • Navamani
  • Saranya
  • Saravanan
  • T.Yesuraja
  • Francis jaikanth
  • Nagavalli
  • Gurumurthy
  • R.Vijayalakshmi
  • Santhi
  • Chellammal
  • Varalakshmi
  • Suganthi
  • Gunasundari
  • Rajeshwari
  • Muniyammal
  • Sakthi
  • Jayanthi
  • Mallika
  • Elangovan
  • Sivapriya
  • Poonkothai
  • Angeline Ranjine
  • Krishnamurthy
  • Pachiyammal
  • Babu
  • Senthilkumar
  • Susila
  • Suriyakala
  • Kasinathan
  • Ram Bahadur Sand
  • Srinivasan
  • Subramanian
  • Bathri
  • Rukmini
  • Venkataramanan
  • Padmini
  • Joy Sornambal
  • Meenakshi
  • Sammantham
  • Sankara Ramanujam
  • Ganesamoorthy
  • Ramachandran
  • Valli
  • Sharifa bee
  • Banumathy
  • Bharaneedharan
  • Venkataraman
  • Bhuveneshwari
  • K. Narayanan
  • P.S.S. Shankara Narayanan

Sivananda Gurukulam also has advisers from all over the world (from leading Entrepreneurs, Professionals, our own Donors to other NGO heads) who advise our team from time to time.