OUR MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY- “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”- Lao Tzu.
Inducted into The Earth Trust by Vanya Orr in 2007, Malathi has been an integral part of its growth story. In this journey of more than 14 years, she has been a Managing Trustee for more than a decade. A septuagenarian, she carries her years lightly. A Mathematics graduate , she is a founder member of NATPU in Chennai, which promotes and supports girl's education post schooling. She volunteers for The University Women’s Association (UWA), Coonoor and is a senior office bearer. A deep awareness of the inter-connectedness in the universal scheme of things is her guiding philosophy.
An academician by instinct and inclination Dr.Suresh Belliraj is the Founder of Riverside Public School in Kotagiri (2001) He is on the Board of Governors and continues to mentor in an advisory role whenever needed. He set up the first gated community in the Nilgiris, in 2006, Riverside Dreamscapes Pvt. Ltd. with emphasis on spaces and greenery. He is a Trustee of BERU, an Ngo dealing with eradication of plastic. For now, the focus is on garbage segregation in villages. He is also the Co-founder of Swara Academy of Performing Arts ( 2014). Swara is an academy based in Kotagiri to promote classical arts, mainly Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music. Run on a near non-profit motive, it aims to provide a platform for local children to learn these performing arts at a very reasonable fee.
Suresh has a Master’s degree in Statistics (1991) followed by a Doctorate, PhD in
Business Administration from the University of Missouri –Columbia (1995 ), B.Sc. Statistics from Loyola College Chennai, and did his schooling in Lawrence School Lovedale.
Nimmi John is a nutritionist with experience in research, teaching, clinical practice and community work. She spent 30 years educating people on sensible eating , till she discovered that the food available to the most sensible eater has alarming amounts of chemical toxins used in agriculture and processing.
Nimmi was born and raised in the Nilgiri hills. After years of treading the city path, she finally returned to the home of her childhood to ‘give back’. The natural choice was to combine her training in food and nutrition with organic farming skills to make safe food available to more people.
She is a trained copy editor and has been involved in the making of 3 books as compiler, scientific editor and illustrator. She enjoys creating treasure from trash. Travel, interior design, art, architectural and furniture restoration are her hobbies. She is an honorary member at Earth Trust.
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