Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development
An Initiative of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement
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
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.