C Sreenivas

Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai Health & Education Trust

C. Sreenivas chairs the Sri Sathya Sai Health & Education Trust and has played a leading role in building its institutions, all of which are dedicated to providing high-quality services to the public free of charge. Recent accomplishments include setting up the 200-bed Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital (2012, built in 8 months), which specializes in pediatric cardiac care, and also the Sri Sathya Sai Center for Human Development, (which Mr. Sreenivas supervises), both in Naya Raipur, Chattisgarh state, India. The two institutions were dedicated to the service of humanity by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February of this year. Mr. Sreenivas is currently completing a second pediatric cardiac hospital, the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre of Child Heart Care & Research, Delhi – Mathura Road, NCR, with plans for 3 more such institutions in India. Previously in Whitefield, Bangalore, he had been instrumental in setting up a general hospital and also, a 333-bed cardiac and neuro specialty hospital (the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, opened 2001, 13 months’ construction), on whose Governing Council he served. Mr. Sreenivas has been equally active in establishing Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions, including primary and secondary schools and institutes of higher learning. He played a leading role in setting up the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University) in 1981. He was also involved in framing the “Educational Model of Higher Education” and Value-Based Education” curriculum, which was accepted by India government authorities (NCERT, UGC) as key content for secondary and higher education, and has been widely adopted. He also helped implement the Trust’s large-scale potable water projects. He served on the team that brought drinking water to the districts of Anantapur, parts of Medak and Mahaboob Nagar, and East & West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, and was a key member of the executive team that brought drinking water to the city of Chennai through the Kandaleru–Poondi canal, a joint initiative with the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which was implemented and paid for by the Trust. An active sportsman and enthusiast, Mr. Sreenivas once conducted a one-day international cricket match between India XI and World XI for the Sri Sathya Sai Unity Cup, at the picturesque Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium in Prasanthi Nilayam (PN), which he had built as project leader. Later he was project leader for the Sri Sathya Sai International Center for Sports (2006), also in PN.