ABOUT MITRAz

At MITRAz (Moulding Intellect through TRaining And Zeal ), we believe that societal transformation can happen only when we work for change at the grassroots level. We are driven by a spirit of seva, and a zeal to provide empowering solutions to youth. Our foundation is a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, trustees and parents.

ABOUT MITRAz

At MITRAz (Moulding Intellect through TRaining And Zeal ) we believe that societal transformation can happen only when we work for change at the grassroots level. As passionate educationists with vast experience in social work, we provide skill development courses (free of cost) to students from rural backgrounds.

Our Inspiration

Vision

To build a responsible, caring & service-driven community by channelizing the inherent potential in individuals towards societal transformation.

MISSION

To enrich the lives of individuals by empowering them with skills, a continuous learning approach to life and a larger commitment to serve the society through inculcation of human values.

Values

We believe in
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Openness
  • Caring
  • Vision

    To build a responsible, caring & service-driven community by channelizing the inherent potential in individuals towards societal transformation.

    MISSION

    To enrich the lives of individuals by empowering them with skills, a continuous learning approach to life and a larger commitment to serve the society through inculcation of human values.

    Values

    We believe in
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Openness
  • Caring
  • Our team

    Our Foundation is entirely driven by us, MITRAites, on the strategic direction by Trustees, wisdom of our Advisors, supportive donors and our motivated staff and volunteers, all of them committed towards our vision.

    Prof Sharada Subramanian

    She is the founding Trustee and Chairperson of the Foundation. With a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Central University, Pondicherry, she is currently an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, of which she is also an alumna. Additionally, she is also the Warden of the Institute’s women’s campus at Anantapur. For over 25 years, she has been associated with an integrated approach to free education and has been a mentor to young girl students in the campus.

    Sujatha Raju

    Sujatha is a first-generation entrepreneur from Chennai, with over 25 years of experience in establishment and management of outsourcing businesses. She is a co-founder of MMC Infotech Services, co-founder and Managing Director of Trayee Business Solutions, Chennai and co-founder/Director of India’s first Rural BPO SAI SEVA Business Solutions in Puttaparthi. She brings to the Foundation a combination of growth -orientedness, sustainability and costs management.

    Seshu Prasad

    Seshu is currently the Senior Manager (Supply Chain) at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore. He has been Executive Assistant to the Director of Sri Sathya Sai Super-specialty Hospital at Puttaparthi. He believes in the value of relationships and networking and brings the combination of quality, team spirit and leadership to the team.

    Prakash Jogi

    Prakash has been a banker with a rich experience of 30 years in costing and financial planning. He is a silent worker with an ever-helpful attitude who is passionate about seva and brings organizing and operational skills. He believes in the power of youth to give back to the society for nation-building and the value of mutual sharing in a connected world.

    Dr Kavitha Ranganthan

    Kavitha is the Associate Dean of Research and Chairperson of the Doctoral Program at T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal and an alumna of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. She worked at NISM, Mumbai, in policy research, initiated by SEBI and was Research Officer, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission of the Ministry of Finance. She brings a deep analytic rigor and academic mentoring skills for the developmental needs of youth.

    Prof U.S. Rao

    He is the former Dean of the School of Business Management and Finance and a former Principal of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam. Having worked in senior management capacities with Jyoti Labs, Alfa Laval, L & T etc, he brings a unique combination of consulting experience from the industry and academic expertise. He is the chief advisor to the team.

    Shyam Mohan

    Shyam Mohan is the Founder & CEO of Tier 1 Network, an agribusiness company built around smallholder farmer communities. A gold-medalist from the Oberoi School of Management and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, he was the President and Managing Director for Griffith Foods Inc. for India and the Middle East. With a global footprint of leadership roles in F & B, hospitality and agriculture, he was responsible for backward integration program to the farms and sustainable sourcing of spices. His main focus is to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and making their contributions rewarding and fulfilling.

    Prof Madhu Veeraraghavan

    Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan is the T. A. Pai Chair Professor of Finance and the Director at the T. A. Pai Management Institute at Manipal. He is an enthusiastic and passionate educator for more than 20 years, and has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Griffith Business School in Australia, Auckland Business School in New Zealand, Monash Business School in Australia and TAPMI, Manipal, among many others. Prof. Madhu is also an outstanding social scientist, and he has published over 50 research articles in world-class journals.

    Jagadeesh

    He works as a Senior Software Consultant for CISCO Systems, US and brings technical expertise and mentoring ability for youth. He has a strong detailing ability, an avid interest in DIY/vocational skills and a passion for philanthropy. His relentless determination and unconditional support has been instrumental in nurturing the project from the beginning.

    Dr Madhuri Jagadeesh

    She is a Senior Physiotherapist with Santa Clara Valley Medical Centre, San Jose, US. She brings a strong people connect, professional approach and visualization abilities for the conception of projects. She has a keen understanding of the needs of specially-abled children, senior citizen care and has a fervent drive for community development.

    Savitha Ranganathan

    She is an alumna of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, is the Secretary of the Foundation and heads the Skill Development project as Director. She has been a teacher and a Course Co-ordinator for training the unskilled youth in communication skills and personality development. During this phase, the passion to train youth towards success in life was kindled. She feels strongly about the needs of under-skilled youth for good jobs and also for a general positive direction in life.

    May 2021- RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

    Free Vegetables delivered at home for the needy

    In May 2021, we initiated a free service to purchase and deliver fresh vegetables to underprivileged COVID+ patients in quarantine or isolation in the village areas surrounding Puttaparthi. We also started supplying medicines and serving Sai Protein to patients admitted at the Dharmshala Covid Care Centre in Puttaparthi. Both initiatives have significantly contributed to the well-being and successful recovery of dozens of poor patients.

    Free online yoga and wellness classes

    On May 18th 2021, the Foundation started free online wellness classes. Classes include yoga, breathing exercises and acupressure sessions and take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5 pm for 30 minutes. These fun-filled interactive sessions are aimed at improving the physical health and emotional well-being of participants and are open to all. We are thrilled that the classes are being attended regularly with such an overwhelming number of enthusiastic participants. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81089339228

    Andhra Pradesh COVID Helpline

    On May 6th, 2021, in partnership with Sai Krushna Trust, MITRAz Foundation set up the Andhra Pradesh COVID Helpline ( 040-48213300). This service provides verified news related to COVID-19 and authentic information on oxygen support, hospital bed availability and ambulance services. It also provides tele-consultation and counselling to Covid patients with the help of volunteer doctors and certified counsellors. We have helped hundreds of needy people since setting up this helpline and have been widely appreciated for this service.

    Breaking the barriers – The story of a young man on the path of growth

    He saw success around him, but he didn’t have access to it.
    He knew the life he wanted, but didn’t know where to start.
    He was undeterred by failure, but language was a barrier.
    His thinking was defined, but his presentation was not refined.

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