Dr. Kamini Rao's Master Class

Watch Padma Shri Dr Kamini Rao in a very engaging and inspiring conversation with Dr R. Balasubramaniam; the founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) which is based on the principles of Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (Truth), Seva (Service) and Tyaga (Sacrifice). He is also the founder and chairman of Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) and is known for his pioneering developmental works with the rural and tribal people in Saragur and Heggadadevana Kote Taluks of Mysuru in Karnataka. His books, I, the Citizen and Voices from the Grassroots, are also used as textbooks in the US. Besides he has authored several books: Leadership Lessons for Daily Living, Swami Vivekananda: As I See Him, Hosa Kanasu (New Dreams) and various other publications.

Know more about him and what made him and his journey extraordinary in this episode.

‘You can do Anything and Everything’

Dr Subramaniam founded Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) at the age of 19 years. This was the beginning of his extraordinary success. Most of us think that to be successful, we have to be in the right place, right circumstance and the right age. But the best time is to get started now. It just requires the right amount of determination and vow to achieve.

He mentions an incident where he would often visit Ramakrishna Ashram in Gandhi Bazar.

“Next two months changed my life.”

Dr. Subramaniam consumed the knowledge reading all the 8-volume set of Swami Vivekananda. He was inspired to be something different. He talks about these two books: Vivekananda: His Call to the Nation and Swami Vivekananda’s Call to the Youth of India, which completely changed his outlook towards life.

“Once you understand Swami Vivekananda, you can’t sit quietly.”

There are times when we can all use some inspiration to motivate ourselves and create a social identity perspective.


“What you gave me was not medicine, what you gave me was pieces of paper every day.” – from a grieving mother

Years ago, as a medical resident in India, Dr. Balasubramaniam was disturbed by the fact that 80% of doctors were taking care of only 20% of India’s population. He was convinced that the medical system had failed the mother and his son. He says: “If the system is so rotten that it can’t take care of the citizens, maybe I don’t fit in here.”

Today under his leadership the organization-built hospitals, schools and livelihood initiatives throughout the state of Karnataka. Today Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is one of India’s leading developmental NGO.

His conversation with Dr Kamini Rao delves deep into core elements of leadership and turning vision into reality. Dr Subramaniam also talks on the power of silence as an internal and external expression.

Dr R Balasubramaniam’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Watch this informative session of Dr. R Balasubramaniam with Dr Kamini Rao in her Master Class. The upcoming instalments will bring in another set of incredible speakers like Dr B.S.Srinath, Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist and Head of the Institution, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, politician and founder of Adamya Chetana, Dr Suma Sudhindra, classical musician and a foremost exponent of Veena in her generation of musicians, Mr Ananth nag, Indian actor And D. Roopa, IPS officer and Inspector-general of police Home Secretary, in Bangalore.

Look for possibilities everywhere with the right set of people, who can emit beautiful positive vibes. ‘Rediscover yourself now’ with Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class. Let's together bring out the best in you.

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