About Me


Shining Star

Soujanya, I am only one daughter in my family.  I am  completed  Master of Social Work(Post  graduation) from Srinivas college, Mangalore. I had two years field work experience in social development sector as Human Resource Manager, Community worker and Counselor in Mangalore. Also I have completed Diploma in Human Resource Management from School of Social Work  Roshini Nilaya, Mangalore.

As I elected as a student coordinator during Post Graduation experienced in handling official matters and coordinating between administration and students. My future vision is to work in development sector and start My own organization.


Guest Speaker

Mr. Suresh Heblikar

Mr. Suresh Heblikar is great actor and he is having more concern about the environment. He is mainly focusing on eco-friendly environment. He started an organization called “Indian Society of Environmental Stability” which ten years old. He is leading as the vice chairman of this organization. He is also working for, to save forests and water resources.


International Science and Policy Cooridnator

Miss. Ruth Stringer she is an International Science and Policy Coordinator, in Toxics Link where she is working on Health Care without harm. She explained about how most of the toxic are man-made is polluted, how this will spread from mother to child and affects our youth. How it will affect our immune, hormone and reproductive systems. She spoke that 40% of atmospheric emissions from biomedical waste is burned in special container.

She explained about what biomedical waste is and what it contains and hazards of biomedical waste and how poor people are suffering from it. She told how it is going too big in coming year & how you can overcome those problems. She explained how this has been implemented in Hubli – Dharwad.

Dr. Sudhindra Tatti.

Empowering Villagers by providing Solar Energy

Dr. Sudhindra Tatti is an entrepreneur. He is head of the “Pegasus” organization. He has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has worked in semiconductor industry around 18 years. He is expert in the areas of fault diagnostics and yield enhancement. He is more concentrating on solar energy which led to the adoption of LEDs and Thin-Film technology.

He introduced solar energy lights which are made up by using LED’s (Light emitting diode) with the use of high technology. As conventional solar energy is high expensive and it is not affordable for rural people. He wanted to make rural people to purchase solar energy lights so he made use of the LED’s as they are cost effective and also consumes less power with the yield of soothing white light effect.

Many rural people are using this now and they have shown the good response towards this product. For this reason Mr. Sudhindra want to extend their business in other states.



Mr. Jagadeesh Hiremath is an entrepreneur who is very good in designing in automotive, aerospace, power generation, marine system, rail heavy engineering, machine tool, medical equipment, and tooling industries. He also told they are exposure to global automotive industry, including commercial Vehicle, Utility Vehicle, Leisure Vehicle and
Off-Road Vehicle Industry. He shared about his experience how entrepreneurs will face different types of problem even though he will enjoy those problems. Then he explained about marketing concepts like need, want and demand. He spoke about performance: any individual can perform very well when he is alone but when it’s come to group it will be very difficult to perform.

He also mentions that he is very good in maintaining relationship with his collogues and co-workers. He also received many gifts when he visited to abroad. Very friendly nature and helping nature he is having.


Mr. Veerendra Hiremath is a co-founder of “Vaatsalya”. He is having more than 8 years of experience in the Hospital administration. He is very much interested in healthcare industry. He believes that in India healthcare facilities are very poor in semi urban areas. According to him 80% of the health facilities are available in urban areas. He explained about the Primary care, Secondary care, and Tertiary care.

As he set up a Vaatsalya organization, he explained about how they have raised the found through philanthropy and venture capital. He also gave the brief idea about how they hired the man power and what kind of struggle they put to set the “Vaatsalya”.

Initially they prepared the model of the Vaatsalya and then they took it as a challenge and started working as project. A good team member they were having so only it was possible to build such a good organization.

Vaatsalya had received many awards like Sankalp Award, 2009 in Social Enterprise, L-RAMP Award (Enterprise Category) and Bid Challenge India, 2007 for Social Impact

Mr. Ayyappa Massagi:

Passion towards water

He is also one of the great entrepreneurs. He is mainly working on rain water harvesting. He has a great passion toward social work. When visited to Deshpande fellowship program as a guest speaker to cohort-3 fellows, he shared about his experience about his professional as well as social life. Massagi is having 24 years of professional experience and he is working from past 25 years, on water related issues in rural areas.

He is mainly focusing on the water management issues like how to do water conservation and recharge techniques, rain water harvesting in rural and urban areas, he also deal with Bore well recharge techniques and Ground Water recharges technique.

His achievements are: He is a popular resource person for rain water harvesting and ground water. Launching water literacy movement in hundred of village in Karnataka. There are many articles and books had been published. The book name called “Nela-Jala-Jana” which tells about organic farming and water harvesting methods. His many articles are published in the Newspaper and journals.

He has received many awards they are, shrushti sammna- National award, Indian Leader for tomorrow, Seva Kousthuba, Samaja Rathna, Karnataka Rathna, Ramjadhav,
Sir M.V Vishweshwaraya, Loka nayak jayaprakash Narayana state award.

Mr. Eranna Hombalimath

success with 100 failures

Cohort-3 fellows of Deshpande Foundation had an opportunity to visit Mr. Eranna Hombalimath as a guest speaker. Basically he is an entrepreneur. He has done many businesses in his life. Particularly we can say he has tried totally 181 businesses and now he is running “Swadeshi Food Center” and “Prakash InfoTech Service”.

He is very famously know as “Idea Bank”, as he generates many more ideas within very less time and also he implements soon those ideas in to business lines. Basically he shared his own experience which he had during his business. Very heart touching experiences he shared as what all the problems he has faced.

Now “Swadeshi Food Center” and “Prakash InfoTech Service” are successfully running and he also won many awards. In 2004 he awarded as National Small Scale Enterprise for “Swadeshi Food Center”. Kautilya award from Nagpur Government in the year 2005 he received.

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande

Glorious person

Dr. Gururaj Deshpande  visited  Deshpande F oundation  on the 25th of August, 2009 at 9.30 am. He delevered his words on Social entreprenuership to the Cohort-3 fellows of  Deshpande Foundation.

He gave information to the fellows on  how to bring their innovative ideas into reality. He explained that investing  money and using  man power and resources while starting an organisation. He said that free market is more competitive than NGOs. He shared  social work experience and the challenges he faced in his life with the fellows. The cohort -3 fellows interacted with Desh. He responded  to many questions. The session ended at 10.30 am.

The Director of Deshpande Foundation Mr. Naveen Jha , Mr. Cameron and Mr. Chinnababu also attended this session.

Mr. Hans

Taste Bit

Mr. Hans has visited as a guest speaker to Deshpande fellowship program. He is the CEO of the Tasty Bite Company.  This organization produces ready food by using natural package. Mr. Hans interacted with the cohort-3 fellows of Deshpande fellowship program. He explained about the Clear Vision, its objectives and its values. Focusing about the particular idea implementing the idea which will generate more revenue about this he spoke. According to him becoming the manager is very easy and becoming an n entrepreneur is very difficult. He also provided some tips to the fellows by using those tips which makes business can be scalable as well as sustainable.

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