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The Srishti Foundation

The Srishti Foundation is a charitable society dedicated to bringing about change through community participation. It is registered with the Registrar of Societies at the Registrar Office, Rangareddy District, AP (Registration No:1808/2006). The foundation is registered under section 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 by the Director of Income Tax (Exemptions), Hyderabad vide F.No. DIT(E)/Hyd/12A&80G/45(03)/06-07. The registration is granted with effect from October 20, 2006. The contributions/donations made to this foundation are eligible for deduction under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide proceedings of the Director of Income Tax (Exemptions), Hyderabad under Order F.No. DIT(E)/Hyd/80G/39/(09)/09-10 with effect from April 1, 2009 until March 31, 2012

The foundation has applied for the extension of this exemption which is under process. We are expecting the extension to be granted from 1st April 2009.

The registered office is at :
Srijana Bhavan, Plot # 38, Gayatri Nagar,
Vysali Nagar Post, Jillelaguda, Hyderabad -79.
Phone number: 040 - 24093404.
The Foundation is run by a board of trustees who are dedicated to the transformation of the society and the country through service and committment.
Dr. Sudha Iyer, President
Sudha returned to India after spending 13 years in the US, getting two MS degrees and a PhD from top univeristies there. She has spent the last seven years in India working with students to improve their skills and with Srishti to transform families in Kakinada. She is the National Chair of Yi's (Young Indians, CII) Rural Initiatives this year. As National Chair of the Youth Affairs committee, she rolled out a program called Yi Bridge nationally.
This program, which works with students in schools and colleges, has been very successful. She also serves as the National Chair of e-Yi, the IT platform of Yi. Sudha is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the of the prestigious India Leadership Initiative program of Aspen Institute, USA and Goldman Sachs. She is also a moderator for Aspen Institute, India
Dr. Sreerama Murthy, Secretary
Dr. Sreerama Murthy, who has spent ten years in the US, has a PhD from Johns Hopkins and has worked in Siemens Corporate research. He returned to India to work in IBM's India Research Labs. Later, as an entrepreneur, he cofounded companies to do meaningful technology work in India.

He has spent the last two years in rural India working with people to understand how change can be effectively created there.
Sreeram is also passionate about capacity-building and has set up a large computer training center in Kakinada, AP. He brings keen acumen and organisational capacity to the team.
Mr. VSR Murthy, Joint Secretary
A topper in both MCom and DIRPM (Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management), he is a recognised expert in land records and settlements. A well-known and loved person in Kakinada, he brings more than 25 years of experience in different public and private organizations to the team. His expertise in real estate and construction has helped Srishti construct facilities efficiently. He specialises in bringing together community resources and inspires people to join the cause. His knowledge of the local culture and community brings a lot of value to the Foundation.