Governance

Canadia is a Tripartite Partnership of local, national, and global entities. As a fairly small organization we have no hierarchical structure to our partnership. The Local Group is known as Canadia - Kandavara or The Kandavara Task Force (KTF). The group consists of five (5) active members and sixteen (16) less active members. The active five function as the executive committee of the Local Group. All of them have residences in Kandavara/Chikballapur, Karnataka, India.

 

The Local Group is known as Canadia - Kandavara or The Kandavara Task Force (KTF). The group consists of five (5) active members and sixteen (16) less active members. The active five function as the executive committee of the Local Group. All of them have residences in Kandavara/Chikballapur, Karnataka, India.

Active Volunteers of KTF

  • Mr. Murali S. Kandavara
  • Mr. Thilak V. Kamarathi
  • Mr. Chandrashekara N
  • Mr. Chandrashekar R. G.
  • Mr. Naveenchand S. Kandavara
  • Mr. Umesh S. Kandavara
  • Mr. Srinath K. Kandavara
  • Mr. Lakshminarayan V. Kandavara

The National Group is known as Canadia - Bangalore. Five of them are Trustees of Canadia Trust. The Board of Trustees have an Advisory Committee. Several others are Associates and function like office bearers.

Board of Trustees

The following people are the Trustees of the charitable organization, Canadia Trust. We share all responsibilities equally as and when time permits. When we sign any correspondence we simply identify ourselves as a Trustee.

 

 

 

 
Mr. Srikanth A. Parthasarathy

Head of talent, Plivo India, Bangalore.
Srikanth is the Head of talent with plivo, Bangalore. His job accomplishments include the following. Played a key role in integrating processes with the parent organization including the as-is and to-be process documentations across the HR functions. Playing a lead role in the new HR Branding initiative within in OFSS. Conceptualized and proposed setting up 'Centre of Excellence' for International Deputation Management at OFSS. Played a pivotal role in integrating HR policies during the corporate acquisition in Canada. Instrumental in setting up a 24X5 HR Helpdesk operation for the North American subsidiaries. His job expertise include the following. He has over seven years of cross functional experience in the field of Human Resources with over five years in international human resource management in the North American and Chilean subsidiaries. His Global Mobility Management work included cross cultural training, HRIS, HR Audits, developing compensation and benefit packages, delineating policies and procedures, and identifying performance metrics. In executing assignments he brings to bear effective inter-personal and communication skills with members of his team in order to meet deadlines within resource constraints. He is invariably ready with strategic plans to match ever altering organizational needs. His deeply held philanthropic convictions have found expression in the multifarious activities of the tripartite (local-national-global) partnership Canadia Trust based in Bangalore. A rapid scan visit to the website at: www.trustcanadia.org will give a comprehensive overview of his work since 2005 December. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bangalore University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Statistics and Computer Science from Bangalore University. One of his projects was awarded 'National Social Impact Award 2005' by SPJ Institute of Management Research, Mumbai, for excellence in applied research. He has presented papers on "Quality as An Intervention for NGOs" at National and International level conferences. He is a nature enthusiast. His other hobbies include Photography and Poetry. His works can be found on his blog.www.wonderjourney.org

 
Mr. Sudheendra R. Bhandare

Senior Underwriter, Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Sudheendra Bhandare is a Senior Underwriter with Altisource Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. His professional experience includes six (6) years in Mortgage Banking, Underwriting, Fraud Investigation, Credit analysis, Ratio analysis, Financial analysis, Forecasting, Training, and Mentoring. He has developed and streamlined systems to enhance operational effectiveness. He has handled client queries and provided them with feasible solutions thus contributing to customer satisfaction. His core competencies include analysis of P&L Account, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow and Financial Ratios. His inter-personal skills include staff development, mentoring new employees, and encouraging individuals to share their knowledge for the performance of the team as whole. His communication skills include dealing with customer inquiries and dealing with them expeditiously in addition to working in harmony with colleagues. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bangalore University, Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree from Karnataka University, Dharwad. During his undergraduate and graduate studies he received scholarship awards from the All India Management Association (AIMA) and from the S. J. Jindal Trust. Since 2010 he has been an active member of the NGO Canadia that has been doing a variety of volunteer work in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA). In 2012 he became a Trustee of Canadia. In addition to his professional language English, he speaks fluent Kannada and Hindi. His hobbies include listening to music, reading books on General Non-fiction. and visiting Heritage Sites.

 
Mr. Manjunath S. Thimmapur

Program Manager,Collaborative education Program,HRD TVS Motors Company Limited, Bangalore.
Manjunath is the Program Manager,Collaborative education Program,with TVS Motors Company Limited, Bangalore. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the SJC Institute of Technology, Chickballapur, affiliated with Vishveshwaraiah Technological University, Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Statistics and Computer Science from Bangalore University. In 2005 he did an applied research project for the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. The technical paper was titled, "Estimation and Future Potential of Bio-Fuel in India". In 2004, he became a trustee of The XVIII Horse Foundation (TEHF) an NGO based in Bangalore. Currently TEHF is in partnership with Project Kandwar (PK), a global NGO based in Canada, as the implementing spearhead in India. He is a member of the three-person tripartite team that has conceptualized and advocated an outstanding vocational and industrial school called CIVIL (Canadia Institute of Vocational and Industrial Learning) with the State of Karnataka. The team developed a comprehensive Project Report that has gone through several revisions following a number of meetings with senior civil servants of the State. As of this writing, the Project has been approved both in principle and in practice subject to a decision on location and the formal processing of the Application by the State. In 2010 October he scaled up to the Base Camp of Mount Everest/Sagarmatha and is planning on going to the top of the world when the time is right. During 2000 December and 2001 February, he did a cycling tour of India from Kaladi, Kerala to Delhi. His other hobbies include trekking and music.

 
Mr. Harish Dinakar

Supply Chain Consultant,Nasmyth India
Harish is the Supply Chain Consultant, Nasmyth India, Bangalore. He has over 8 years of cross-functional experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Production Operations with proficiency in implementing business development initiatives and formulation of Pricing and marketing strategies. His exceptional skill in inter-personal communication and group communication has enabled him to accomplish the following. When he was the Business Development Manager with Tele Atlas Kalyani India Limited (TAKI), Pune (2006 Sept. to 2010 Aug.), a world leader in Navigation and LBS solutions, he negotiated and secured contracts with: Bharti Airtel Limited, TataTeleservices Ltd, TCS, Infosys, Tata Communication, HCL Info systems Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Limited, Rolta India Ltd., Torrent Power, Tata Auto Comp, LG India, Spice Telecom, L&T, G4S securities Limited, Police and other government departments of various Indian states. When he was the Project Engineer for Exports with Webb India Ltd. he functioned as an expeditor to ensure completion and commissioning of projects on time, in addition to delivery of material handing systems for smelting units in Sweden and Norway, and baggage handling system for the Baghdad Airport. As a Production Engineer and Quality Control person with SIL Bangalore, he worked on on-time delivery of quality tested automotive parts to auto manufacturers. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA-Marketing and Operations) Degree and a Bachelor of Engineering (BE-Mechanical) Degree, both from Bangalore University, and completing both with distinction. One of his projects was awarded "National Social Impact Award 2005" by SPJ Institute of Management Research, Mumbai, for excellence in applied research. He has presented papers on "Quality as An Intervention for NGOs" at National and International level conferences. He is fluent in English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. His interests include music appreciation, philosophy, psychology, and travel, with a passion for social service. He can be reached at: hari.dina@gmail.com or at +91-893-928-6545.

 
Dr. Manjunath Byadigere

Senior Resident General Surgeon,Victoria Hospital and the Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, both in Bangalore
Manjunath Byadigere is a Senior Resident General Surgeon at the Victoria Hospital and the Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, both in Bangalore. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Resident in Plastic and General Surgery at the ESI Hospital and as a Senior Resident in General Surgery at the BGS Global Hospitals, both located in Bangalore. He holds a Master's Degree in General Surgery obtained at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in Hubli, affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, with some practical work at NIMHANS, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), and Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, all three institutions located in Bangalore. He secured his first medical degree MBBS from the Mysore Medical College, Mysore, affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, with some practical work at VGKK, BR Hills, and SVYM, Sargur, both near the city of Mysore. Since 2007 he has been an active member of the NGO Canadia that has been doing a variety of volunteer work in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA). In 2012 he became a Trustee of Canadia. During his undergraduate years he was actively involved in NGOs that were giving a hand up to the needy people living in tribal areas. In addition to his professional language English, he speaks fluent Kannada and Hindi. His hobbies include listening to music, reading books on Hinduism, History, General Non-fiction, and Short Stories, writing about Life & Medicine, Painting and Travelling. He is married to Dr. Anitha Nelmangla, an anesthetist. They have a baby daughter.

 

Advisory Committee to the Trustees

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bangalore P. Lingaraj

Professor Emeritus of Operations Management, Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.
After retiring as Chair and Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, USA, Lingaraj was a Fulbright American Scholar at the University of Mauritius and a Visiting Professor at Marshall University, USA, in their MBA program in India. He has held faculty positions at several other institutions including the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. He has many publications in leading journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Opeartional Research Society, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Interfaces, Omega, INFOR, Industrial Management and Sankhya primarily in the areas of quality management, operations strategy, service operations management and pedagogy.He has presented papers at prestigious national and international conferences. numerous research, teaching, and service awards. He has been International Editor, Area Editor, Member of Editorial Board and Referee for major journals. He has served as President, General Chair, Program Chair and Proceedings Editor at academic conferences. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Fellow of the Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association.

 
Mr. Narasim M. Katary

Retired Member of the quasi-judicial body, The Ontario Municipal Board, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Narasim Katary is a retired member of the quasi-judicial body, the Ontario Municipal Board. He introduced the "structuring of discretion" in selected decisions by explicitly formulating neutral decision criteria that are used in analysing the evidence. Viewing "Rule of Law as Law of Rules," in appropriate circumstances, has resulted in a body of jurisprudence on property rights and consistency in decision-making. His reasoning in decisions on several contentious concepts such as interpretive principles inside and outside the text, "tragedy of the privates", compatibility, experience of place, "right to a view", regulatory expropriation, to mention a few, are regarded as most helpful in exercising judicial discretion. His writings for professional bodies on expert evidence, structuring of discretion, and the limits of discretion in physical development planning is considered as sound analytical reasoning in Administrative Law. His writings and consistent stand with adjudicators on the need for and the desirability of tribunal independence has resulted in some serious discussions. Under the leadership of Mike Atkins, the publisher of Northern Ontario Business, he established the Northern Ontario Business Awards program that has been recognizing excellence in business achievement every year since its inception in 1987. In January 1986, when he was the head of long-range planning in Sudbury, he conceived and executed the first plan for a city in North America devoted entirely to the goal of sustainable development for cities. This plan emphasizes the need for and the desirability of creating an entrepreneurial climate where businesses could flourish and make the city self- reliant. As the chairperson of the International Conference '85 of the Canadian Institute of Planners [CIP], he conceived and executed the first conscious self-renewal effort of the planning profession based upon the theme "Sustainable Community". The Conference attracted the largest number of corporate sponsors and remains the best organized annual conference - prior to or since then. He is a co-founder of the organization Sudbury 2001 which was [1977-1986] a multi- partite self-help group consisting of leaders from business, labour, government, journalism, academia, and other key interest groups dedicated to initiating economic development. The principal focus of 2001 was the creation and support of businesses appropriate for the community relying entirely upon local entrepreneurship and innovation. 2001 is credited with the transformation of the mindscape of the community to look beyond the accepted norms to match coincident needs and resources. His formal professional experience includes work in all three sectors of the economy, namely, private, public, and non-profit, in both Canada and the United States. He has written a variety of articles, monographs, and technical papers in the fields of economic growth and development and land use planning. Prior to joining the OMB, he was a frequent guest speaker at seminars and conferences organized by professional associations, business groups, academic institutions, and other organizations throughout North America, Sweden, England and Southeastern Australia. His formal education includes Civil Engineering [University of Mysore/Bangalore], City and Regional Planning [University of Pennsylvania], and Regional Economics/Economic Geography [University of Wisconsin-Madison].

 

Associates

 

The following people are office bearers in the sense that each one volunteers his or her services to advance the objectives of Canadia Trust and go by the title Associate. An Associate is actively involved in the affairs of the organization.

 

 

 

 
Dr. (Ms) Saraswathy V. Aithaal

General Physician, Ashwath Nagar, Bengaluru
Saraswathy Aithal is a Family Physician. She has established a thriving private practice in the Ashwath Nagar neighbourhood of Bangalore that attracts patients from a significantly large catchment area of the city. She is also a consultant physician at the Cauvery Medical Centre, the Mamatha Hospital, and the SJ Hospital - all three located in Bangalore. Formerly she worked as a Consultant Physician at the Rajmahal Vilas Hospital in Bangalore for four (4) years. Prior to that she worked as a Resident in the Manipal Hospital, and the St. Philomena's Hospital - both located in Bangalore. Her advanced research work led to two professional papers in the British Journal of Case Studies. The first one was "Mesothelioma Cyst of Spleen in an Adult". The second one was "Kikuchi-Fugimoto's Disease Involving Mesentric Nodes". To seek an outlet for her philanthropic drives she has been working as a volunteer in a polyclinic in Kandavara/Chikballapur (57 km north of Bangalore) one day a week. Her formal education includes the following. She holds a DNB Degree in General Medicine from the St. Philomena's College, Bangalore and an undergraduate MBBS Degree from the Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur. Both long established institutions are affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. She successfully completed the Distance Fellowship Program in Diabetes Mellitus from the well-known eleven decades old Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. She holds the Indian Medical Association Certificate in Pediatric and Maternal Health Care. During her school years in Udupi, Karnataka, she was selected to represent the then South Kanara District at the State of Karnataka Competition on Essay Writing. Her literary talent later blossomed into composing poetry.

 
Ms Nayana Natarajan

Marketing and Communication Consultant, Bengaluru
Nayana is currently a Bengaluru based consultant in Marketing and Communication.She has 13 years of experience in various aspects of Marketing and Communication. Her experience includes working in a range of industries including Information Technology, Telecom, Retail, Real Estate, and Food both in India and Canada. In each instance her focus was and continues to be on latest trends with an acute awareness that trends can turn on a dime.She was a Marketing Coordinator for Cargill-Canada based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During her 5 year tenure (2008-2013) she was responsible for content development and management of the website, e-newsletter, POS materials, articles, trade shows, new product launches, packaging, and labels. Her work was suffused with advanced market research and business review. During her time with Imex Systems Inc in the GTA, she prepared and executed marketing plans for 2008 Showcase Ontario and Oracle Open World 2008.During her years with TMP Worldwide (Advertising), TMI Network (Advertising), Deccan Herald, and BGC International & Paramount Spices - firms based in Bengaluru, she undertook a variety of responsible work. Some of the highlights include the following.Project management including but not limited to budget metrics, time allocation, process execution, public relations, audio-visual shoots, electronic direct mails, and event organization. These works performed in multiple business environments.Contributed to business growth and development of 45 percent on an annual basis for advertising agencies with major global clients.Conceived and executed Strategic Media Solutions including Online, Print, Outdoor, and Electronic Media.Her deeply held philanthropic convictions have found expression in deploying her high octane energy level combined with talent, time, and toil in several not-for-profit organizations. She has actively participated in fund raising activities for charitable institutions. She has the uncommon biblical view that for those to whom much is given, much is expected.Her formal education includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a major in Finance and Human Resources, and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree with a major in microbiology, both from Bangalore University. She also holds a post graduate Diploma in Marketing from Pondicherry University. In addition she has secured several Certificates including two from Minneapolis, U.S.A.

 
Mr. Anil Nadig

Senior Technical Manager,British Telecommunications, Bangalore.
Anil Nadig is the Senior Technical Manager at British Telecommunications, Bangalore. In his 14 years of diverse professional career he has consistently delivered mission- critical results in the field of information technology, headed project management, profit centre management, and offered consulting services to several clients. As a project manager he displayed expertise in end-to-end planning and implementation including scope management, activity sequencing, cost estimation, risk analysis, and quality control that met global norms. In this capacity he worked in complex teams facilitating decisions including resolution of problems leading to contract fulfilment and ensuring adequate return-on-investment. His inter-personal intelligence enabled him to motivate individuals and groups to perform at their optimal levels to meet and exceed customer expectations. He undertook change programs in enterprises including the setting up Global PMO Departments and enhancing PM capacity to drive organizational development across the globe. His sound knowledge of off-shoring processes, methodologies (SDLC, Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile), and quality standards (CMMI and Six Sigma) enabled him to institute changes with minimal disruptions. Led the implementation of cutting-edge IT solutions for clients in USA, Asia. UK, MEA, and Canada. His strong BFSI domain knowledge enabled him to perform well for 3 years at Royal Bank Canada and 4 years at JP Morgan Chase private banking, investment advisory, trust and fiduciary services, tax consultancy, credit card, and retail banking functions. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore University. He is an avid gardener with keen interest in nature, photography, and sports. His concern for the environment has led him into a partnership with nine others to create 10 acre Nature Farm about 70 km south of Bangalore. His concern for the less fortunate has led him to begin the process of setting up an open sourced Medical Records System (MRS) for the charitable organization, Canadia Trust, for their polyclinic in Kandavara/Chikballapur.

 
Dr. (Mr.) Karthik Reddy

Chief Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre (PHC) operated by the State of Karnataka in Dibbur.
Karthik Reddy is the Chief Medical Officer at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) operated by the State of Karnataka in Dibbur. Dibbur is a rural settlement 8 km northeast of the city of Chikballapur. The PHC at Dibbur serves all the surrounding villages in its catchment area. As a General Practitioner in a small settlement he has undertaken a wide array of activities that are common in such places. Most ailments are the common ones. When faced with more critical cases he promptly refers them to the nearby District Hospital in Chikballapur or the specialty hospitals in Bangalore. His unique strength lies in following up on the referred cases thus endearing him to the rural populace. His commitment to give a hand up to the needy led him to volunteer his professional services at the polyclinic CHERE (Canadia Health, Education, and Rural Empowerment) in Kandavara/Chikballapur. He has agreed to devote three hours every Sunday afternoon at the polyclinic. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Medicine (MBBS) from the Al-Ameen Medical College in Bijapur affiliated with the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore. During his Med School years, his interest in sports led to participation in competitive Cricket and Table Tennis.

 
Mr. Muralidhar Ramoo

Market Research and Advertising Consultant, Bangalore.
Upon his retirement from the formal economy in 2008 March, he became an Associate with Canadia, a multi-national registered charitable organization based in Bangalore that is involved in a variety of activities to give a hand up to the needy in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA), Karnataka, India. His primary focus at the present time is to create an outstanding vocational and industrial training school. In his distinguished professional career of steady ascent with ever increasing responsibilities, he has acquired 25 years of experience in Market Research and 10 years of experience in Advertising. He has presented his findings and made recommendations to small and large groups. He has moderated group discussions, facilitated meetings and action planning workshops, and supervised and mentored colleagues. He has been a frequent guest speaker at professional associations, colleges, and training courses. As the Director of Research with Market Probe, a Singapore based consultancy, for eight years, he led the team specializing in customer satisfaction and customer loyalty practice. In addition he managed a twenty-two multi-country retail banking and tracking project with extensive travels in South East Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Africa. In executing his job, he brought to bear his expertise in survey design and operations management. As the Branch Director with The Gallop Organization, Delhi, for four years, he managed a team of researchers, analysts, and field managers, and was responsible for "top line" and "bottom line", delivering consistent positive results. He led the team in Brand and Customer Satisfaction research. As the General Manager and the Head of Bangalore Operations with Mudra Communications, for seven years, he led the new business development team providing consumer and strategic insights for new business profiles. As an account planning member he provided consumer insights to "creative teams" and "client servicing teams" in addition to Advertising and Fast Moving Consumer Goods research. In addition to the above, he has held the following jobs: Research Sr. Executive at Gallup MBA (2 years); Director Marketing at MCO Hospital Aids (3 years); General Manager at MAA Bozell (2 years); Group Operations Manager at Marketing Consultants and Agencies, Bangalore (9 years); Sr. Account Executive at Mass Communication and Marketing , Bombay and Hyderabad (2 years). His formal education includes a Master's Degree in Quality Management from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from B. V. B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka. As part of his commitment to life-long learning, he partially completed the requirements for a degree in Executive Coaching for Organizational Excellence at the San Diego State University, California. In addition he has completed courses in Industrial Marketing, Strategic Planning, Marketing Management, Advanced Statistical Analysis, etc., from institutions like Indian Institute of Management at both Ahmedabad and Bangalore, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad etc. His wife is a teacher in mathematics. They have a son and a daughter who have professional practices in San Diego and Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at: E-mail: Muralidhar.ramoo@gmail.com. M: 011-91-961- 112-5156.

 

 

 

 
Ms Lavanya Sadashivappa

Programmer Analyst, Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Lavanya Sadashivappa is a Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with specialization in Medical Electronics from the M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Her technical skill set includes computer literacy, C, C ++, MATLAB, Modelsim, Interface with Xilinx Verilog tool, etc. During her school years (Grades 1 through 10) she won several awards including Balachitra Rathna Merit Award in 5th and 7th International Children's Art Competition conducted by Wonder Art World, Hyderabad, gold and silver medals in All India Children's Art Competition conducted by Lalit Kala Parishad, Vishakapatnam, and secured state and district level rankings in International Level Science Talent Examinations. In 2004, she secured a prize in State Level General Knowledge Examination administered by the Karnataka Prathibha Academy. During her engineering school years she successfully completed the Embedded System Design course conducted by The Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. Also, she presented and published a technical paper on Implementation of 3D DWT for MR Image Compression Using VLSI Architecture at the National conference on Wireless Control and Communication Technology organized by Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Her hobbies include sketching, painting, and singing. She is married to a Senior Marketing Officer with ITC, Bangalore.

 
Ms Soujanya Pandit

Senior Software Engineer, Unicel Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
Soujanya Pandit is a Software Engineer with Unicel technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore. Prior to that she worked as a PHP Developer with ETAMINEPGG Pvt ltd India, Bangalore. Her experience in web development has included the following major functions. Analysis, Design, and Development for all the requirements in a specific job. Responsible for the setting up and maintaining of testing environment. Creating design document based on user cases and requirements. Involved in the review of technical design documents prepared by offshore teams. Support for all technical issues raised from Testing Team during the whole phase of testing for customisation. Her skill set in web development has included the following. Programming Languages used include C, C++, Core Java and PHP. Frameworks employed include ETAMINE(In-house frame work) and CodeIgnitor. Tools used include MySQL GUI tools, Zend Studio and Debugger. Her colleagues acknowledge that she is a team player who is accustomed to fast paced environment, changing priorities, and multitasking. She has displayed exceptional abilities to identify and resolve issues in a calm, confident, committed, and positive manner under pressure. Her formal education includes the following. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering (B.E.) from the well-established institution, G.S.S.S.I.E.T.W in Mysore, that is affiliated with the Visveswaraya Technological University, headquartered in Belgaum, Karnataka. She successfully completed the Java Certification program from NIIT, Mysore.

 
Dr. (Mr.) Praveen Kumar

Gastroenterologist and Family Physician, Bangalore.
Praveen Kumar is a Gastroenterologist and a Family Physician. After his early retirement by choice from the Indian Navy as Surgeon Commander (SURG CDR) in 2001 April, he has established a thriving private practice in the Indira Nagar neighbourhood of Bangalore. Also, since his retirement from the Navy, he has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Mallya Hospital, CMH Hospital, and Martha's Hospital - all three located in Bangalore. To provide an avenue for his philanthropic character, following retirement, he has been working as a volunteer Gastroenterologist and Family Physician at the Sai Baba General Hospital in Whitefield, a suburb of Bangalore. He had a distinguished career in the Indian navy from 1977 January to 2001 April, as illustrated by the major awards listed below. During his career he served in various capacities including but not limited to service in: Naval Hospitals, Battle Ships, and Submarines as a general duty Medical Officer. Served as a Physician in Naval Air Force Hospitals. As a Gastroenterologist, he served in the Naval Hospital, Mumbai, the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and the Air Force Hospital, Bangalore. His demonstrated excellence in professional work led to several teaching positions at levels ranging from introductory to very advanced, with titles ranging from Lecturer to full Professor, at many institutions. The following are some of the institutions where he taught: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; Naval Hospital, Asvini, Mumbai; Air Force Medical College (AFMC), Pune; Command Hospital, Bangalore; Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore; Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore; Oxford Dental College, Bangalore; and Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences (BIDS). Major awards for his distinguished service include the following. Visisht Seva Medal by the President of India for Meritorious Service in the Armed Forces; Commendation by the Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy; and Commendation by the Flag Officer, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy. His formal education includes the following. DM Gastro and DNB Gastro from the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi; MD MED and DNB MED, Naval Hospital, Asvini, Bombay University, Mumbai; and MBBS, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University. His informal education includes life-long learning through research of latest developments in his field of specialization by attending professional development seminars, conferences, and by reading advances in both the print and electronic media. Distance learning through the internet websites of world renowned institutions such as Johns Hopkins Medical School, Centres for Decease Control, etc. in the United States has been his hobby since knowledge became accessible through the internet. He speaks fluent Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam. English, of course, is his language of professional practice. His multi-lingual skills have been an invaluable asset in his practice at the four hospitals and in his clinic and may partially explain the success of his practice. He is married to Ambika, who was trained in the Military Nursing Corp and served as a Nursing Officer in the Military Nursing Service for three years. At present Ambika has elected not to practice. Their twin daughters are both professional dentists practicing in the Greater Melbourne Area, Victoria, Australia. He can be reached at the following telephone numbers - Fixed: 2529-2500 and Mobile: 988-038-4567.

The Global Group is known as Canadia - Sudbury or Project Kandwar. Four people are members of the Board of Directors. A small number are Associates. A large number of people are Friends who volunteer for specific activities.

Board of Directors

 

 

 

 
Ms Debra A. McIntosh

Executive Director, Rainbow Routes Association, Sudbury, Canada.
The founding voluntary President of Project Kandwar. She is the Executive Director of the Rainbow Routes Association. In that position she developed both short-term and long-term goals for non-motorized trails in Sudbury with links to the continent wide Trans Canada Trail. Under her direction the Association produced in early 2006 the first comprehensive trail map and guide incorporating the latest graphic communication technologies. She is credited with developing and nurturing partnerships with the three sectors of the economy, namely, private, public and not for profit. By working tirelessly with all three levels of government and private corporations, she was able to marshal one million dollars in 2005 for trail development projects. Prior to her current position she created her own consulting business in general accounting and led her firm for 17 years. The firm offered a wide range of accounting services to a variety of organizations ranging from service commercial businesses to charitable not for profit organizations. The services offered by the firm included but not limited to: financial planning, preparing business plans, training and supervising client bookkeepers, preparing annual budgets, and the like. In spite of her success as a professional accountant, she elected to pursue on her own volition more challenging and psychically rewarding activities, with less financial rewards. For two years (2003 - 2005) she was the Youth Worker with the St. Andrew's United Church. In this position, she conceived and executed a variety of activities for youth at the Church resulting in much acclaim for her work. For nine years (1994 - 2003) she was the Executive Director of Banque d'aliments Sudbury Food Bank. Her initiatives led to coordinating over 35 food providers so that the Food Bank was well stocked throughout the year to deal with peaks and troughs in demand by the needy. For two years (2001 - 2003) she was the administrator for Camp Manitou Capital Campaign. Her drive and skills led to the raising of $350,000 thus far. For nine years (1992 - 2001) she taught part-time at the Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology. The courses included: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, etc. Throughout her adult life she has been actively involved in voluntary work. The following are indicative. For 16 years she has been active with the Anglican Church Senior Girls Camp Manitou that has provided outward-bound living experience for hundreds of young women in their formative years. For 8 years she has been the Captain of the Out of the Cold Team organized by the St. Andrew's United Church. For 2 years she was the Treasurer of the Sudbury Community Birth Centre. In 1987 she was one of the founders of the Jubilee Heritage Family Resource Centre and worked as a volunteer for 6 years.

 
Ms Carmen A. Simmons

Executive Director, Sudbury Community Foundation, Sudbury, Canada.
The founding voluntary Vice President of Project Kandwar. She is Executive Director of the Sudbury Community Foundation. She chaired the steering committee to set up the community foundation in Sudbury in 1996 and has been a part of its development over the past ten years first as its founding president and then as executive director. During this time, she was a professor of sociology, human relations, and English at Cambrian College in Sudbury, retiring in 2003. Carmen has been heavily involved in voluntary sector work over the past 25 years both at local and national levels. Nationally, she has recently completed terms with Community Foundations of Canada, the umbrella organization for Canada's 153 community foundations and, previously, the YWCA of/du Canada (four years as Chair of the National Nominating Committee). Locally, she has been a board or committee member with numerous organizations including the Sudbury YWCA (President), Career Preparation for Immigrants (Steering Committee Chair and member of the Board), University Women's Club (Program Chair), Legal Education and Action Committee's Women's Day Breakfast, Bingo Charities Advisory Panel, City of Sudbury, and Mayor's Children's Round Table. Currently, Carmen is completing doctoral studies in executive management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She has a Mandel fellowship with the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case. Carmen completed a Masters of Management degree from McGill University and a BA from Laurentian University.

 
Mr. Narasim M. Katary

Retired Member of the quasi-judicial body, The Ontario Municipal Board, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Narasim Katary is a retired member of the quasi-judicial body, the Ontario Municipal Board. He introduced the "structuring of discretion" in selected decisions by explicitly formulating neutral decision criteria that are used in analysing the evidence. Viewing "Rule of Law as Law of Rules," in appropriate circumstances, has resulted in a body of jurisprudence on property rights and consistency in decision-making. His reasoning in decisions on several contentious concepts such as interpretive principles inside and outside the text, "tragedy of the privates", compatibility, experience of place, "right to a view", regulatory expropriation, to mention a few, are regarded as most helpful in exercising judicial discretion. His writings for professional bodies on expert evidence, structuring of discretion, and the limits of discretion in physical development planning is considered as sound analytical reasoning in Administrative Law. His writings and consistent stand with adjudicators on the need for and the desirability of tribunal independence has resulted in some serious discussions. Under the leadership of Mike Atkins, the publisher of Northern Ontario Business, he established the Northern Ontario Business Awards program that has been recognizing excellence in business achievement every year since its inception in 1987. In January 1986, when he was the head of long-range planning in Sudbury, he conceived and executed the first plan for a city in North America devoted entirely to the goal of sustainable development for cities. This plan emphasizes the need for and the desirability of creating an entrepreneurial climate where businesses could flourish and make the city self- reliant. As the chairperson of the International Conference '85 of the Canadian Institute of Planners [CIP], he conceived and executed the first conscious self-renewal effort of the planning profession based upon the theme "Sustainable Community". The Conference attracted the largest number of corporate sponsors and remains the best organized annual conference - prior to or since then. He is a co-founder of the organization Sudbury 2001 which was [1977-1986] a multi- partite self-help group consisting of leaders from business, labour, government, journalism, academia, and other key interest groups dedicated to initiating economic development. The principal focus of 2001 was the creation and support of businesses appropriate for the community relying entirely upon local entrepreneurship and innovation. 2001 is credited with the transformation of the mindscape of the community to look beyond the accepted norms to match coincident needs and resources. His formal professional experience includes work in all three sectors of the economy, namely, private, public, and non-profit, in both Canada and the United States. He has written a variety of articles, monographs, and technical papers in the fields of economic growth and development and land use planning. Prior to joining the OMB, he was a frequent guest speaker at seminars and conferences organized by professional associations, business groups, academic institutions, and other organizations throughout North America, Sweden, England and Southeastern Australia. His formal education includes Civil Engineering [University of Mysore/Bangalore], City and Regional Planning [University of Pennsylvania], and Regional Economics/Economic Geography [University of Wisconsin-Madison].

 

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Mr. Matt Livingstone

Web Designer, City of Greater Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Lead Graphic Designer for the City of Greater Sudbury, Mr. Livingstone designed the Project Kandwar logo and website and is providing graphic design, creative and communications consultation to Project Kandwar.

Mr. Ronald E. Winter

Professional Engineering Consultant, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Founding Associate of Project Kandwar. He created his own Engineering Consulting Practice, R. E. Winter & Associates, in 1955 after working for other consulting engineering firms. The firm started with the private land development industry in the Greater Toronto Area and evolved into a multi-disciplinary consultancy with clients in both the public and private sectors, in North America and elsewhere. In 1959 he became the Chairman of the Township of York Development Committee composed of the Chief Executive officers of ten major industrial corporations in the Municipality. Later York became part of Metropolitan Toronto. In 1962 he became a Director and Executive Vice-President of the land development company, S. B. McLaughlin Associates that became a major public corporation in 1969. As a member of the management team, he planned the emergence of Toronto Township into the City of Mississauga. In his professional capacity he planned the downtown core of Mississauga, Square One, the largest enclosed shopping mall at the time in Canada. S. B. Mclaughlin Associates morphed into Mascan Corporation with holding across North America. In 1966 he became a principal of Leisure Consultants and conducted numerous studies for Human Resources, Recreational, Park and Community master Plans in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Alberta. In 1983 he was one of the founders and President of AeroCan Aviation Specialists Inc., a consortium of Specialist Consultants. In this capacity he conducted several studies for infrastructure operation, management, and design of facilities for the aviation industry. In 1993 he was a member of a select group of professionals taken to China to consider the development of a Harbour City for Chaozhou. During the following five years, the consortium was greatly expanded to investigate numerous other developments throughout China. In 1996 he was one of the founders of Global Management Solutions Inc. to address international issues on Development and Housing, with a focus on the Caribbean Islands. After building his consultancy into an international operation, he retired in 1991, when the employees purchased his shares in the company. Although he "retired" in 1991, he continues to be consulted by his earlier clients and contacts on a number of matters as of this writing. Ron Winter was born and raised in Toronto and graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Toronto in 1949. In 1979, he was inducted into Lambda alpha International, an honorary Land Economics society.

Dr. Bangalore P. Lingaraj

Professor Emeritus of Operations Management, Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.
After retiring as Chair and Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, USA, Lingaraj was a Fulbright American Scholar at the University of Mauritius and a Visiting Professor at Marshall University, USA, in their MBA program in India. He has held faculty positions at several other institutions including the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore. He has many publications in leading journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Opeartional Research Society, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Interfaces, Omega, INFOR, Industrial Management and Sankhya primarily in the areas of quality management, operations strategy, service operations management and pedagogy.He has presented papers at prestigious national and international conferences. numerous research, teaching, and service awards. He has been International Editor, Area Editor, Member of Editorial Board and Referee for major journals. He has served as President, General Chair, Program Chair and Proceedings Editor at academic conferences. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Fellow of the Operations Management and Entrepreneurship Association.

Ms Shannon L. Katary

Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Shannon Katary is the Director of Marketing and Community Relations with the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She has been with CEMI since its inception in 2006. In her seven years with CEMI, she has communicated and connected the world to the importance of advancing research and innovation in the mining field in Canada and beyond. Working with some of the biggest names and companies in the mining industry, academia, and government officials (regional to international), Shannon has been and continues to be one of the key players in CEMI’s continued success. Her attention to detail and commitment to her work and the work of her colleagues have aided in putting CEMI on the map as a world leader in mining research. She runs a tight ship with each event she organizes from workshops/short courses to lecture series to international investor meetings and recruitment tours. Her written materials: Annual Reports, Innovation Showcases, Factsheets, Newsletters, Website, and articles have brought international attention to CEMI and Sudbury. These publications allow the Board of Directors and all partners and sponsors to stand out as experts and innovators in their projects. Shannon created CEMI’s popular Lecture Series, which captures the knowledge of the industry and transfers it to a global audience through her portable recording system. She created “Tedtalks” for the mining community and she shares this technology with the community in promoting the very people who are changing the face of mining from SMEs to academics to community leaders and CEOs. As part of her community outreach efforts, she has sat on Mining related executives and boards including: Dynamic Earth (DE), Xstrata Nickel Gallery project at DE, High Skills Major Program, Modern Mining and Technology Week, Discovery OCE committees, Sudbury Regional Science Fair – creating a CEMI Mining Innovation Award, and OMA judging panel. In 2013, Shannon was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 Sudbury by Northern Ontario Business. In 2009, she won the Civic Award for Volunteerism from the City of Greater Sudbury. She has been a volunteer for 19 years in the field of civic and voluntary services. Her volunteer experience includes managerial and operational functions. She has a history going back to her university years of training, monitoring, and inspiring volunteers/colleagues to perform their duties safely and effectively. Worthy of special mention is her work with the following public and not-for-profit sectors: University of Toronto, Rainbow Routes, Sudbury Ultimate Club, Ontario Summer Games, Canadian Special Olympics, Sudbury Rowing Club, Walden Mountain Bike Club, and the Out of the Cold program at St. Andrew’s Church. In 2013, as a member of the Executive of the Mountain Bike Club, she helped organize the Canada Cup races. This National level race brought in over 600 competitive racers from across the country and internationally. Her formal education includes the following. She is currently completing the Graduate Program Certificate, Mining Engineering - Community Relations for Extractive Industries at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. In 2003 she completed the Honours B.A. in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences majoring in International Relations/Political Science at University of Toronto, Ontario.

Ms Kokila Katari

Kokila Katari is a retired school teacher of Maribynong Secondary College, in the Greater Melbourne Area (GMA), Victoria, Australia. She retired with distinction after teaching for 30 years in three schools in the GMA. Her high-octane energy level enabled her to undertake many activities, including the following major ones. Currently she serves as a volunteer Member on the Mooney Valley Interfaith Network promoting better understanding of different faiths in the GMA. Her sensitivity to all the faiths represented in the organization has endeared her to the large number of people who are involved in this activity. For 24 years she acted as the part-time manager of the Glenroy Clinic/Surgery in the GMA. In 1969 she organized the major retrospective exhibition titled "India of Gandhi" as part of the Gandhi Centenary Celebrations at LaTrobe University, GMA. She put her entrepreneurial drive into running an Indian Gift Shop and a multi-cuisine restaurant. She was the co-founder of the Australia-India Society in 1962 in Melbourne and served as the Secretary of the organization for 10 years. Her generosity led to the sponsorship of several immigrants to Australia. She was made a Committee Member of the Australian-Asian Association. She hosted a number of visiting sports delegations from India, earning the sobriquet "Hostess with the Mostest" from the visiting teams.

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