Rotary Shantiniketan

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Meet Our Team

Rotary Bangalore Shantiniketan was chartered on the 29th June 2018 with an enthusiastic group of 21 members who eagerly wants to contribute towards making the world a better world. We are from diverse professional backgrounds, with an intent to give back to Society. We pour our passion, integrity and capabilities into completing projects that have a lasting impact, and we persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

Office Bearers

Yogita Mehtani


Classification : Councellor

Yogita Mehtani was born in Jodhpur and grew up in a military set up, which helped her develop a great sense of respect for each region and culture. She Graduated in humanities, did her masters in public administration from Punjab university, and a B.ed in Rohtak university. She Loves art, music, travel, Dance, singing, Swimming, gardening and does charity for animal welfare. Her philosophy of life is “Some must give all, all must give some, only then can there be peace, progress and harmony in this world.”

Anita Vaishnav


Classification : Library

Anita Vaishnav is the founder of BOOKCHUM - a web based book venture. Bookchum is one of the largest seller of imported books on Indian E-commerce platforms and runs one of the finest library in Bangalore east. Anita started her career in computer programming at Government Nodal Center-MNIT Jaipur. She has been associated with many social causes. Notably, the plantation drive conceptualized and executed at Shantiniketan and the Eco Ganesha drives. However, closest to her heart is children education.She wishes to make education available to every child of our country because she believes that only education can bring a positive impact to our society.

Deepak Mahendra


Classification : Corporate Finance

Born and schooled in India's first planned industrial city, Jamshedpur, Deepak graduated from Bombay University and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Cost & Works Accountant. Of nearly four decades in the corporate world, he held senior positions across companies in India and abroad, and was with the TATA Group for over a decade. Passionate about being ethical and retaining our moral values he is keen on spending time with the youth inculcating the same in them and guiding them in their career. Jovial and young at heart he loves being on the road visiting far off places, making new friends apart from reading & a bit of gardening. Currently enjoys being bullied by his 5 year-old grand daughter!

Board Members

Smitha Ashok

Imm. Past President

Chairperson @ RBS Charitable Trust

Classification : Marketing

Smitha has 20 years of experience in IT Operations Management. She has completed graduation from Jyothi Nivas College and masters from IIM-Bangalore. Music is her soul and service is her passion.

Akash Aggarwal

Community Service Chair

Classification : Core Silicon Application Validation

Akash has about 10 years of Experience in the Semiconductor industry. From childhood he has been fascinated with understanding how things around us work and what can be done to make things better. He has completed M.S in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, USA. He is currently working at Analog Devices in Bangalore in the field of Electric Vehicles.

Rtn Akash’s motto is Education or skilling is the only means to bring about a lasting and permanent change in someone’s life.

Anitha Kamireddy

Membership Chair

Classification : Property Management

Anitha is from Aragonda in Chittoor district. She did her studies in Aragonda, Tirupathi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Her daughter – Nischita is a doctor in the US, and Son – Anwesh is doing his Ph.D in Biotechnology in the US. Anitha has been very active in community service and has been a core member in quite a few committees like Voter Id awareness, Green team and has held key positions like secretary of PSAOWA. She is into real estate management. Aanitha is passionate about environment protection, loves travelling and exploring new places.

Suresh Kumar Bagri

Club Service Chair

Classification : Sanitary Fittings

Suresh is a marketing consultant of Kajaria Ceramics Ltd for Karnataka. He was born in Bombay, and did his commerce graduation at Kolkata. After work, he takes a keen interest in keeping healthy by going on walks and swimming. He is truly a Marwari entrepreneur at heart. He strongly believes that Age is just a number and god willing, he wishes to never retire from work.

Mithun Amin

Club Image Chair

Classification : Export Advisory

Mithun is an Engineer at heart. He led teams in Software Engineering in India and Sweden for over 15 years. Apart from his tech wizardry, he is also an entrepreneur with interests in Real Estate, E-Publishing and Restaurants in multiple cities. His latest foray is into Export advisory services. Apart from Social service, his other interests are in Photography, hobby electronics, home automation, Cars, skiing and fitness. He is very keen on giving back to the society and believes that universal education is the best way to ensure sustainable progress.

Bimal Gupta

Sergeant at arms

Classification : Flour Milling

Bimal’s company, Ambe Group is one of the largest wheat flour milling companies in India.
Bimal is a Paul Harris Fellow and is actively involved in many social organizations.
Some of his past positions are Past President of Rotary Patliputra Patna, Ex- Chairman of Indian Cancer Society, Bihar Chapter. Secretary General – Bihar Industries Association. Honorary Treasurer – Patna Golf Club, Vice President – Rotary Bangalore Peenya.
His hobbies are Golf, car rallies , playing cards, enjoying evening with friends and above all singing.

Dr. Srilakshmi Poornima

Medical Projects Chair

Classification : Doctor

Dr. Poornima is practicing Family Physician and Geriatrician. Providing Medical services for past 35 years. Her hobbies includes Music , coin collection. She is the daughter of Late Dr. M G Seshadri , who still has the distinction of being most academically qualified Mayor, the city of Bengaluru ever had. She has done many health camps for underprivileged. She served as medical doctor in Government schools from 1995 to 2003 .

Dr. Anita Sethia Gangal

Youth Chair

Classification : Education Consultancy

Dr Anita Sethia Gangal is an Electronics Engineer. She is a trained Kathak dancer and learned classical vocal music from very eminent gurus both in India and abroad. She is an IIT and IIM alumna. She is an International Higher & Technical Education Consultant, and Entrepreneurship Trainer. She is Ex Faculty of University of East London. She is the Founder Director of Technocrats Intellectual Forum, Kualalumpur, Dubai and Bangalore Centers. Her interest areas encompass Soft skills, Life skills, Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurship and Ethics. Her areas of technical expertise are Power Electronics, Neural Networks, Digital Communication, and Microwaves.

Sanjay Agarwal

TRF chair

Classification : IT H/W - Pre-Sales

Sanjay is the charter president of our club, and was instrumental in setting up a strong foundation. He has over 30 years of rich industry experience across diverse industries such as IT Software, Telecom, New Product Development & Manufacturing at companies such as IBM, Ericsson, Sasken, HCL HP & East India (Oberoi) Hotels. He has experience in multiple domains of the business, including IT Management (Infra. & Services), Business Operations & Compliance, Supply chain and Program Management. With his visionary, strategic & outcome driven approach, he has demonstrated success by envisioning & implementing world’s first Solar powered Green Data Center @ Bangalore. He is also a Yoga enthusiast.

Rajeev Nayar

New members Mentor

Classification : Green Energy

Rajiv is a Post Graduate from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He had business interests in Hotels, Cement and Renewable Energy and is Member of Himachal Hydro power producers association. He has been a Rotarian for 30 years, and served as the President of Rotary Pathankot Central, and led various social initiatives. Rtn Rajiv is fond of outdoor activities, travelling and Sufi music , hitchhiking are his other hobbies. Rtn. Rajiv wants to make the world a better place to live in by removing disparity and by saving our environment.

Shubhra Mishra

DEI Chair

Classification : Data Scientist

Shubhra Misra has been working as a data scientist for the last 25 years. She runs Data Analytics and Marketing consultancy business along with her husband, Sujay Misra

She has 2 young kids, 14 year old son Akshat and 12 year daughter Zarah Both her kids are into karting. Two German Shepherds, Gucci and Fendi and a beagle Whisky complete her family circle

Sunil Jain

Fundraiser Events Chair

Classification : Quality Assurance

Sunil Jain has over 30 years of working experience in Accounting, Finance & Information Technology. Sunil has done his masters in Accounting & Finance from Devi Ahiliya University (Indore) and is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Sunil has worked & lived in US for almost a decade. Sunil has vast experience of managing global, high impact projects all over the world. (North American, Europe, Asia & Australia). An avid Traveler & Twitterati, Sunil’s passion is driving, cooking, reading, contemporary politics, Movies and Music.

Mallikarjun K. Rajamane

School Project Chair

Classification : Moulding Tools & Solar Products

Rajamane is an Electrical Engineering Graduate. He started his own manufacturing venture in1974 manufacturing telephone equipment. He has won four National Awards including Republic Day Award in 1974 for excellence in manufacturing innovative products. His company now manufactures world class Solar Panels, LED lights, Lithium ion batteries, injection mouldings and boasts of one of the best tool manufacturing facility in the country. He is actively involved in many social service initiatives. He has been a Rotarian for the past 29 years and has served as President of esteemed organizations like KASSIA, WASIA, Indiranagar Club, Rotary Bangalore Down Town and many more.


Gopi Gupta

Classification : Mining

Gopi is originally from Abohar, Punjab and grew up in Patna. He did his graduation in Commerce and joined the family flour milling business. His ambition drove him to establish businesses in multiple domains like agro, steel works and mining. He currently runs a stone crushing unit in Bangalore. He’s happily married for 42 years, and has 2 boys aged 38 and 40. He is passionate about astrology and is fun to be around with lots of light hearted conversations. His mantra for a better world is “Live and let live; Forgive and forget”

Vikas Kumar Sahoo

Classification : IT practice Management

Vikas Sahoo is an IT Professional originally from Jabalpur, with more than 25 years’ experience. He has done his MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK and has worked in multiple MNC’s across the globe, including 15 years in Singapore. He started social service at a young age as a Rotractor, and continues contributing today as a Rotarian. He is also quite passionate about cooking, and can whip up a delicious meal in a jiffy.

Gaurav Mathur

Classification: IT Industry | Engineer
Gaurav Mathur is a Technologist with 15 plus years experience in IT Industry. He is a an Engineer and passionate for helping Enterprises in Technology Transformation and Cloud Adoption. He has been associated with companies like HP, Oracle, TCS and Wipro and served Enterprise Customers across the Globe. Gaurav has keen interest in education for underprivileged and upskilling of youth. He has been at the forefront of Social Initiatives in his College and Corporate life.

Maneesh Anand

Classification: Vice President at First America
Maneesh Gupta, currently working as Vice President for India Business in First American, world’s leading Title Insurance company. His professional life and expertise is in and around the Real Estate Industry. Educational qualifications being BE and MBA. He speaks Hindi, English, Odiya and Bengali fluently. He lives in PSN along with his wife and daughter. His wife ( Shweta Sharma) is a home maker by choice and has worked in GE and Citibank in the past and daughter is studying in Standard IX

Ashish Samdariya

Classification: Project Specialist | Engineer
Born and raised in suncity - Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Ashish comes from a Rotarian family. He is Energy Sutainability and Project specialist. He is an engineer from IIT Bombay and Purdue University, USA. He has worked with organizations such as Indian Oil, World Bank and Shell across Asia, Americas and Australia in various roles in projects, sustainability, and government relations.
Ashish and his wife Apurva both are passionate about serving society and actively supports upskilling underprivileged children, promoting non - violence, and supporting animal protection deeds. He is a hockey player and a photographer.

Surinder Sood

Classification: VLSI Designer
He was born and brought up in Phagwara which is an industrial and religious town in the center of DOABA region in Punjab. He ventured into VLSI design domain after attaining a Post graduate degree in VLSI design from Thapar University Patiala. He is passionate about Community Development and likes to develop social connects since school days. He is very passionate about artworks like poetry and astrological sciences. Besides this, He loves to help and guide the brighter talent in India who struggle because of scarcity of vision, mission and finances.

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