Bhanumathi Narasimhan

Bhanumathi

Bhanumathi Narasimhan

Director of Women empowerment and child welfare programs of The Art of Living

India

Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan has played a key role in The Art of Living Foundation, since its inception. Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 155 countries. HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, her brother and guide, has been a constant source of support and direction for her. Bhanumathi has been instrumental in instituting the Care for-Children program, which provides education for underprivileged rural, tribal and slum children, free of cost. The first School to be supported by this program started in 1981 with 30 children in rural Bangalore, now there are there are 425 schools in 20 states of India educating over 53,000 children. She is especially focused on education for girls and empowerment of women