MEET OUR TEAM

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BALASUNDHARAM

Creative Founder & Director
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MANOHAR

Executive

Balasundaram a cultural and social activist with a special interest in empowering the youth. He has been a great source of inspiration in the work he has done thus far through Mohanam and other youth development initiatives.

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RAJAVENI

Executive Director 

Rajaveni Saminadane is a youth and women leader in Auroville, runs a  traditional sacred art research program providing  employment and  education for women, and counsels teen girls in Mohanam  Cultural Centre  in a local village, including self-care education.

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YUVAL

Executive

Yuval was a business manager for 20 years in the Netherlands, Israel, Denmark and Turkey. He became involved with the Auroville community in 2003, seeking a blend of entrepreneurship, social justice, spirituality and international relations. Yuval is a mentor and consultant facilitating the development of local organizations and groups, hosting public open workshops, and coaching individuals one-to-one.

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Sahithi Divi

Director

Forbes 30 under 30 special mentioned, she is the national brand ambassador for sustainable development goals by CISMSE. Founder of a rural women leadership influencing platform called ImpactScientist who has a masters degree in social entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School , San Francisco , California. 

ADVISORY BOARD

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RANJITH

Advisor
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KUMAR

Advisor
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MATTHEW

Advisor

Matthew Andrews is co-director of Yoga Center Amherst, where he manages the “behind the scenes” aspects of the business, teaches yoga philosophy, and offers kirtan and chanting.