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People at Satvan
Project Coordinators
S Jayaram
Secretary Bangalore Education Centre

With over thirty years of work in the field of education and association with the Krishnamurti Foundation India Jayaram is currently the secretary of the Bangalore Education Centre. A biologist by qualification he has a deep interest in ecology, natural farming and natural history. He is also a passionate trekking enthusiast.

Skanda S
Project Coordinator

Skanda is an educator at heart with a deep interest in holistic ecology. With close to a decade of experience as a teacher of environmental studies and biology, he has also worked in the field of research in ecology.

Project Advisors
Dr. Sudha Premnath
Trustee, FEEL – Foundation for Ecology, Education and Livelihood and Kaigal Trust

With a background in entomology, Dr Sudha has worked in the areas of education, research, conservation and sustainable livelihoods. She has more than two decades of association with The Krishnamurti Foundation India and she is the trustee of Foundation for Ecology, Education and Livelihood and Kaigal trust.

Dr. B C Nagaraja
Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University

Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Dr B C Nagaraja has around twenty years of teaching and research experience.His published and ongoing research work has been in the area of Forest Ecology & Biodiversity, Restoration Ecology, Remote Sensing & GIS, Climate Change, Sustainable Development & EIA.

Gopakumar Menon
Nityata River Otter Conservancy

With close to thirty years of experience in areas ranging from investment, leadership mentoring and negotiation Gopakumar has also with great commitment nurtured a parallel thread of ecology and conservation with a special interest in rivers and wildlife. He is the founder of Nityata River Otter Conservancy, a volunteer-led initiative to implement conservation strategies along rivers and streams to protect otters and otter habitat.

Sameer Kongovi
Director, Kongovi Private Limited

An entrepreneur in the automobile sector, Sameer Kongovi has a background in business management and mechanical engineering. With a deep interest in biodiversity and wildlife photography Sameer is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that bridge the gap between business, ecology and conservation.

Milan Shah
Managing Director, Surya Corporation

A leading businessman and a close associate of the Bangalore Education Centre of KFI, Milan is a former student of The Valley School. He is deeply interested in the teachings of Krishnamurti and brings with him the skills of an able administrator . He is deeply interested in Nature, Photography and supporting meaningful ventures in areas of education and environment conservation.