Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development

An Initiative of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

VLEAD Faculty Members

Well Qualified Staff


Dr. M. R. Seetharam , an orthopaedic surgeon by profession guides and mentors various community level initiatives including Reproductive & Child Health, water, sanitation, mobile dispensaries, community based rehabilitation of disabled, HIV/AIDS etc. He has more than 30 years of experience of working in the non-profit sector. 


 1. State Youth Awardee, 1991-92, Karnataka State

2. Sadguru Gnananda Award for Social Entrepreneurship awarded to couples engaged in social work, awarded by Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini in 2006

3. Paul Harris Fellow, conferred honorarily in 2008.

4. Award by ‘Prapancha’ Organisation, Bangalore, for contribution to Community Health and Development, 2013

Education/ Degree

MS (Orthopedic Surgery), PGIMER, Chandigarh – 1996

MBBS – Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore -1989



He handles training for various training institutions including the State Institute of Rural Development, Administrative Training Institute as well as International and National Fora on WASH. Presently he is the National Convener for FANSA India and undertakes various activities in water and sanitation.

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