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Dharma is a fundamental, universal concept, for upholding the world, nations, organisations and individuals. It is greatly needed in the face of the current, serious challenges of the 21st century, namely — Climate Crisis, Inequality, Unemployment, Terrorism, Danger of wars, and Uncontrolled New Technologies.
Due to rajasic and tamasic actions, dharma tends to get eroded. It is our eternal karma to keep on restoring dharma. This requires Good National Governance; Good Corporate Governance; and Civil Society leadership.
Dr. Mrityunjay Athreya
Dr. Athreya is recognized as one of the founders and pioneers of the Indian Management Movement, including Education, Research and Consulting. He has been an independent resource person since 1978 to Corporates, National and State Governments and NGOs. He has been on several government Committees, advocating major reforms and liberalization in the Indian economy, including Telecom; Banking; Aviation; and Civilian Nuclear Power.
Dr. Athreya is qualified as a Management Accountant, with the Institute of Management Accountants, London and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants, Kolkata. He has also taught at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata; and the London Business School, England. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He earlier
His involvement with Indian management education, training, research and consultancy has spanned over five decades.
Dr. Athreya has been Chairman and Member of several government committees on Policy and Restructuring, including Telecom, Oil, Banking and Civil Aviation. The Athreya Committee, 1991, set the agenda for the telecom privatisation and growth of recent years, enabling India’s IT revolution and global recognition. In 1996, he was invited to deliver the Gandhi Memorial Lecture at the University of Kenya, Nairobi. He is part of a global movement on integrating values into life and the workplace.
Dr. Athreya has been honoured with several awards. He was honoured with a Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian award in 2014 by the Government of India. He was also honoured as the Icon of the Year award by Cost Accountants of India in Feb 2014. In 2013, he was given the Life Time Contribution Award, by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, HRD Minister, GoI, on behalf of Thinkers50 India. He was honoured with the Learning Luminary Award by Learning & OD Roundtable in Mumbai, in Sept 2015.
Acclaimed artiste of Bharatanatyam, teacher and researcher, Dr. Padmaja has been trained by prominent Gurus, her mentor being Guru K.Kalyanasundaram and father Sri Chakyar Rajan. She holds several degrees and a doctorate in Philosophy and dance. She has performed at major dance festivals extensively, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raj Bhavans and been delegated by ICCR. Her institution Aatmalaya has a wing Kalachaitanya for propagating arts for lesser privileged children. She serves as an external examiner of doctoral and master’s theses at some institutions. Her books Tantra the Science and Natya the Art and The Liberating dance have been well appreciated. She is a dance columnist and her research papers have been published in international conferences and newspapers. She had directed a TV serial Natyatantra. She has won multiple awards – Bharatakalasreshtha, Nartananipuna, National Women’s excellence, Sri Subbramaiah Trust award, Abhinayasaraswaty, Ajantavishwakalaratna, Rex Global Fellow, Karamveer Chakra and others.