OUR TEAM

Udhavum Ullangal Team

What is our goal in the long run?

We’re the people who actually make an impact in changing the world for the better – we leave just endlessly talking about it to other people. On our platform people who want to help meet people, who are in need of support. Directly & transparent. When will you join? Above all you! You and the tens of thousands of world-improvers, who make betterplace.org grow and thrive.

We’re the people who actually make an impact in changing the world for the better – we leave just endlessly talking about it to other people. On our platform people who want to help meet people, who are in need of support. Directly & transparent. When will you join? Above all you! You and the tens of thousands of world-improvers, who make betterplace.org grow and thrive.

"Channeling the goodwill of communities & Bringing hope to people in need"

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M Sankar Mahadevan

Founder of Udhavum Ullangal

Shankar Mahadevan is the definition and soul of Udhavum Ullangal (Helping souls) which is a vision come to reality due to the immense amount of hard work and dedication that he has shown towards this organization and towards life itself.

He was a living the life of a successful banker supporting the needs of his family and volunteered for other non-profit organizations, where he encountered experiences of poor children not having a fair chance at education, people suffering from the diseases like cancer affected children living without basic amenities like proper food and clothing. These experiences provoked him to make profound changes in his life, making him to reevaluate his paradigm.

At the age of 53, he decided to quit his position in the Bank and embark on a life’s journey of helping others. This personal transformation in led to the birth of Udhavum Ullangal, paving the way to contribute to the society and becoming a place for other like - minded people to join and together bring joy to people’s lives.

His efforts started with taking small steps towards bringing happiness to orphaned underprivileged children where with the help of sponsors, the children were provided with delicious, sumptuous meals and new clothing during Deepavali (Festival of lights) every year. From there on, he has led the Udavum Ullangal team by making strides in current deficits like educating children, woman empowerment, disaster relief and cancer prevention efforts.

Shankar Mahadevan’s biggest dream is to make the Nellai Cancer prevention care a reality-where a Cancer hospital is to be constituted and treatment is made readily available for the disease in an affordable and holistic manner. Come and join him in the fight against cancer by volunteering/ making contributions you can…

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M Ramesh Kumar

Trustee

Ramesh is a Board Member, Chief Financial & Operating Officer (CFO & COO) of eNoah solutions Inc. a Chennai based MNC. In his role as COO, while he was looking at a partner to deliver their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals, he was introduced to Udhavum Ullangal Founder – Shankar Mahadevan and after hearing from him on how we can contribute for the greater good of the society with a few hundred rupees, he decided to be engaged with Udhavum Ullangal.

Ramesh has led the team through some incredible changes like advocating the organizations programs, creating visibility through different forums and is instrumental in formulating successful collaboration by UU with few of the leading global corporates. He is instrumental in making the Cancer Hospital a reality

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R Santhanam

Trustee

Santhanam is a humanitarian by thought and has extensive experience in this field which could be a difficult task. However, for him helping others being a key ambition, he has worked extensively in in the government's Public works department in several key projects. He had visited an orphanage during a festival, where the kids were joyous with just being provided a meal only of porridge, when the rest of India was celebrating.

This contrasting reality, sparked a deep sense of realization in him, making him to help the underprivileged children.

When he happened to interact with the Founder - Shankar Mahadevan, he was excited to see that they had a common vision and joined Udhavum Ullangal. Ever since, Mr. Santhanam leads the management of mentorship and education projects and is instrumental for leading UU’s initiatives in education and mentoring children in collaboration and partnership with schools, other NGO’s and corporates.

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J Premalatha

Trustee

Prema has dedicated her life to serving others and when she participated in Udhavum Ullangal’s outreach events Ananda Deepavali she realized there were was no better place better than Udhavum Ullangal, to fulfill her mission to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.

She works in a blood bank while leading one of the key programs of UU, the Nellai Cancer Center and manages all the activities related to organizing awareness sessions, cancer prevention screening camps. She is also leading one of the most important projects of UU, which is the upcoming affordable holistic cancer hospital in Tirunelveli.

Prema’s selfless efforts and working tirelessly amidst the younger generation of volunteers in UU, have earned her a place in their hearts. Many of the teen volunteers admire her work and look up to her as their mentor and are happy working work with her in UU.

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SVG Subramanian

Trustee

S.V.G Subramanian started his journey with Udhavum Ullangal when he volunteered side by side with the Founder - Shankar Mahadevan in one of the blood camps organized by an NGO. S.V.G is a pioneer in developing key health protocols to be implemented in various hospitals and labs.

S.V.G works for one of the leading eye care centers in India and leverages his expertise to contribute to the various healthcare initiatives undertaken by UU. SVG is known for his humanitarian principles of humanity, independence, partiality and neutrality. He is dedicated and devoted himself to UU and is always ready and delivered many of the complex tasks within UU projects.