Vivekananda Institute for Leadership Development

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Well Qualified Staff


Dr. M. R. Seetharam 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 volunteering and working in the non-profit sector. 


Presented and published many papers related to WASH 

Education/ Degree

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

MS (Orthopedic Surgery), PGIMER, Chandigarh – 1996

1. State Youth Award, 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


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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