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    Who am I?  in limited sense of this world. If paucity of time, please skip the introduction and go to next - Our Objective

• Prof. Bhaskar C. Harinath, Managing Trustee
Dr. Bhaskar C. Harinath is presently Director, Jamnalal Bajaj Tropical Disease Research Centre (www.jbtdrc.org) and Coordinator for Bioinformatics Centre (Supported by DBT) and Arogyadham and Herbal Garden. After completing Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University and Post­ doctoral study at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA as Fulbright fellow, joined the first rural Medical Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences at Sevagram in 1970 which was just started as Gandhi Centenary Project, to establish the Department of Biochemistry.
During the last forty  years, in addition to teaching and hospital biochemistry work, the department was developed into an advanced centre for Tropical Disease Research with about 200 publications in International and national journals. He has widely traveled in the world
participating in International Seminars and Workshops at Nairobi, Sydney, USSR, Malaysia, France, USA,  Singapore, Thailand, Brazil and China. His research work was recognized by Amrut Modi award -1986 (Unichem Labs), PA Kurup Endowment award – 1991 (SBC), Awadesh Saran Oration – 1992 (ACBI),  Dr. B. C. Roy National award – 2004 (MCI), Dhanvantari award – 2004 (Education Society, Wardha), S.C. Parija Oration award in TROPACON 2008, New Delhi and AJ Thakur Award for Distinguished Clinical Biochemist, ACBI in 2009. Dr. Harinath was President of Indian Immunology Society (1990-92) and President of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (1994-95).   He was also Dean, MGIMS from March 93 to September 94, Silver Jubilee year of the Institute. In addition to research on filaria and tuberculosis diagnostics Dr. Harinath is Editor of Sevamed - Quarterly Update on Infectious Disease Research and Traditional Medicine and developing Health Informatics (www.bicjbtdrc-mgims.in) and Arogyadham (www.arogyadham-seva.com) for research in Holistic Healthcare.

• Mrs. Vimala Harinath is fully involved and supportive of the project.

Our children Ashok & Renuka (Doctors) at Chicago and Anil & Swati (Engineers) at New Jersey are also encouraging and helping our effort.

 

Nandanavanam is a unique project and role model for senior citizens and children (SOS Children’s Village) to live side by side in Nature friendly environment with spiritual ambience. Nandanavanam with Spiritual Retreat Home (Ananda Nilayam), meditation hall and Vishranti cottages for active and affordable Senior Citizens, where they can lead simple, spiritual and peaceful life with fellowship and service to society in their sunset years. This spiritual health resort at Tiripati, Andhra Pradesh, India is meant for senior citizens to lead a healthy Yoga Way of Life (live Simple, live Spiritual and live to Serve) with provision for day care centre get together and spiritual retreats at weekends for senior citizens. The concept of Nandanavanam with holistic living of children and senior citizens side by side can be a model for future settlements of senior citizens.

We are keen to have children and senior citizens living side by side as unique project of its kind. When we saw the plot near majestic Seshachalam mountains, Nagampalli, a very impressive in rural location, we bought the land with our provident fund money.

Fortunately SOS Children’s Villages of India agreed for my request. We donated 7.5 acres of land (half of our land) near Yerpedu (Tirupati) to SOS, which has established ‘Children’s’ Village for 120 children with Divine concept of providing love to needy child along with family strengthening programmes in the surrounding villages. In the remaining land Three acres are transferred to SBC Health Research Foundation for promotion of Yoga Way of Living and conducting research on beneficial effects of Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation in lifestyle diseases and conduct Spiritual Health Retreats for promotion of positive health helping in positive thinking, love, devotion, deep faith, commitment & will power.

They say Children are Godly. They live simple, free, fearless, innocent, cheerful and loving and are thus good models in the adjacent SOS Children’s Village for Yoga Way of Living.

There is also provision for Vishranthi cottages (Senior Citizen Homes) in nature friendly environment on campus for likeminded senior citizens to live in peace and serve the needy and become a Voice of Conscience nurtured by Nature and regular meditation.

live Simple, live Spiritual & live to Serve