Brij Bakshi Chopra
Managing Trustee, Protsahan Charitable Trust Karnatka
*MBA from XLRI,Jamshedpur
*GRADUATION: Economics & Political Science ,S.D.College Shimla
*SELF REALISATION FELLOWSHIP: Five year Study Course of ‘Self- Realisation-Fellowship’, an Organisation founded by Yogananda Parmahansa Study aimed at ‘Inner Evolvement’ through relevant knowledge and Techniques For Practice. (It can be termed as Art & Science of living a Useful, Peaceful And Happy Life ) Was initiated to their advanced Technique : ‘Kriya Yoga’ in 1990.
(Learnt French , Japanese and Arabic . not very proficient at present ) Indian languages spoken : Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, learning Kannada,
*One Week Workshop on ‘KATHAK’ with Birju Maharaj
Work Experience :
* 20 + years in Management positions in various organisations both in India and overseas :
*Academic Institution, as Managing Editor of Institute’s official Management journal ;‘Management and Labour Studies’
*Developed Case Studies for Class room teaching from real life labour problems In Industry in and around Jamshedpur.
*In Industry in kolkatta and Chennai :
*Manager Personnel & Admin in Large five star Hotels:
*Hotel Oberoi Grand Calcutta
*Hotel Adyar Park Chennai ( since inception) ( was responsible for hiring all staff For the Launch of the hotel . Hired 350 staff in 3 months. Was responsible for framing Admin Rules and personnel Policies n introduce the the regulatory Manual.
*Corporate House in Muscat, Oman. Was in the HeadOffice responsible for Designing And Coordinating Personnel & Administration Policies In the various companies of the corporate House. Honorary Positions & Social Work :
*Vice President of Indian School Board in Oman (largest Indian School in the middle East) run under the ages Of Indian Embassy
*Chairperson of Academic Committee of the same School (Served for 6 years)
* Vice President of ‘Indian Ladies Group’ of Oman (called ILGO) aimed at Cultural & Social activities, run under the ages of Indian Embassy.
* Developed Group’s Constitution for uniformity n effective functioning of the Group in future as well
*Member on the Board of ‘American Women’s Group’(AWG) run under the Agis of American Embassy, aimed at cultural exchange between various ex-patriate Communities in Oman ;
*Was Team member for developing ‘Oman Directory’ of Important places for the benefit of newly arriving expatriate community.
*Was incharge of the AWG’s ‘ ‘Ways & Means‘
*Involved in Social Work of Planting Trees in Indian & Omani Schools, around 500 trees,
*Have planted 1,000/- Trees in Tamil Nadu in association With Isha Foundation ( in 2017 )
*Planted 500 Mango Trees in Art of Living HQ premises.
*Have planted 750 Trees in 2018 in Uttrakhand, for reviving Forests and for Elephant corridor, for village community In Karnatka, for farmers in Maharashtra, and for Lions on periferi of Sundarbans , Bengal, by joining hands with different projects ( Total no. Of Trees planted by me so far is close to 3000 )
* Presently Involved with various Social Work organisations like :
*Akshay Patra ( providing mid day meals to 13 lakh school Children a day through a very modern ,technologically advanced kitchen)
* HelpAge India ( providing old age homes n med care)
* SOS village. Providing home & education to homeless children (sponsor a family of 10 children and one Foster Mother)
*Founder & Managing Trustee of ‘Protsahan Charitable Trust’ (pvt Trust formed in 1999) till date.
The Trust aims at financially helping bright n needy students for Higher Studies Primarily to improve their future prospects , secondly to Promote values of ‘Share n Care’. (Those selected for Scholarship , are made to pledge
Planting minimum of 5 Trees and taking care of the same for one year as soon as they enter the job market.)
Protsahan Trust has supported 2 to 5 students per year in various Disciplines : Engineering , Medicine , Aeronautics, MBAs, as well as Nursing since 1999.
*PATRON, ‘Universal Ahimsa Foundation’ Delhi, aimed at spreading Ahimsa in personal life styles in the world,
* Upliftment of the lower sections of society
* Through free Schools n Medical centres
*SPONSOR School Level Education of 34 children in schools run by above Foundation as well as run by ‘Satsang Foundation’ Bengaluru.
*SPONSOR around 50 Cataract Operations per year in Netralaya a renowned Eye Hospital Chennai and ‘Lok Kalyan Samity’ an NGO in Delhi.
OTHER PHILANTHROPIC WORK taken up recently :
1). Have taken up to financially Support a Private School for the under privileged ,in Hyderabad .\ ( The School has been in existence for over a decade , now requires help for extension of premises and activities.)
2). Supporting a Free Kitchen, run for Cancer patients and their relations by ‘Jeevan Jyot Cancer Relief & Care Trust’ in Bombay.
*Have Translated following 2 books ( from English to Hindi) :
1. ‘Meditation and Sadhna
2. ‘Rebirth’ ,
3. Presently in the process of Translating ‘Bhagvad Gita’ Write Poetry Now retired , but involved in various activities of social & philanthropic interest. Presently ChairPerson of Bangalore Chapter for ‘Environment Care’ of ALL Settled in Bangalore