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K. NEELAKANTAN
CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Shri.K.Neelakantan is the founder Chairman of Koumudi Grameena Netralaya, Bela, Kasaragod, Kerala. He is a retired teacher (Hindi) . His life was almost in entirety devoted to teaching.

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This passion in teaching, he inherited from his uncle, Dr.K.Narayanan Nambissan, also a teacher but above that a Karma Yogi in every sense of the word- the qualities of this great man influenced him in every aspect of life. Under his influence he worked as a teacher in Vaniamkulam school, which was a product of Dr.Narayanan Nambissan's vision. He completed Diploma in Drawing from Thrissur. Though he commenced his teaching career as a drawing teacher, later on , he took up Hindi as his field of interest, following the footsteps of his illustrious uncle. With his innate discipline and hard work he completed BA in Hindi. Following this he worked as a teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya(primary section), at Naval Base, Cochin and later as TGT in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ernakulam. After retirement he worked as Hindi Teacher at Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kakkanad, Cochin. He is fondly remembered as an ideal teacher and role model by his students who had the fortune to be taught by him.
As a householder, he has been a role model for many , and he manages his household duties with the same intensity as his professional life and has not only been able to give the best possible education to his three sons( N.Jayasankar, IRS, Dr,N.Sunil, and N.Umesh, MBA), but also has served as a role model for them to follow in life. Throughout his life, he has been supported by his better half, Smt T.Koumudi, also a retired teacher, who is a Sahadharmini in every sense of the term, having participated in all his joys and sorrows and offering solace and support in times of need. A real follower of Gandhian principles, he left teaching profession, which had been his first love throughout life to start the rural eye Hospital , Koumudi Grameena Netralaya, in remote village, Bela, in Kasaragod, Kerala. He is an active member of Shri Ramchandra Mission, and believes that a balanced existence, giving equal importance to material and spiritual lives is needed to reach perfection , the goal of human life. He is guided and blessed by the Spiritual Master of Shri Ramchandra Mission , and ardently follows the Sahaj Marg system of Meditation under the Great Master's loving care. His passion in life is agriculture and planting and looking after plants and trees with affection and love, rarely seen nowadays, is as important to him as the development of the hospital
Dr. SUNIL NEELAKANTAN
DIRECTOR - MEDICAL SERVICES
Dr.N.Sunil did his schooling in the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Ernakulam. After this, he completed M.B.B.S at T.D.Medical College, Alappuzha ( 1985-92). He did M.S(Ophthalmology) from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad(1992-95). Following this, he took Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery under Dr.P.Namperumalsamy at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai (1996-97). After this, he worked as Medical Officer in the retina Vitreous Department at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore( 1997-2001).

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Encouraged and blessed by Shri.K.Neelakantan, his father,he shifted to a remote village in Kasaragod, to start a rural Eye hospital, Koumudi Grameena Netralaya, a brainchild of Shri K.Neelakantan(who is the founder Chairman), as its Medical Director, with the active support and participation of Mr.N.Umesh, his brother, who is the Director of administration. This institution draws its inspiration and blessings from their Spiritual Master( Sahaj Marg Meditation system which comes under Shri Ram Chandra Mission, World Head Quarters-Manapakkam, Chennai), and is based on Gandhian ideals of focusing on development of rural India , which is the only solution to the problems that plague the country. He has served as visiting Vitreoretinal consultant at Comtrust Eye Hospital, Calcut, Dhanalakshmi Hospital, Kannur. At present he is a visiting consultant at Jyothis Eye care, Kannur and Payyannur cooperative Hospital, Payyannur. The message of Sahaj Marg, that one has to balance both spiritual and material lives, without neglecting either, like the wings of a bird, is the driving principle of his life .
UMESH NEELAKANTAN
DIRECTOR - ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
He is a Post Graduate in Management from SCMS – Cochin, Post Graduate in Hospital and Health Care Management from Symbiosis, Pune and FDP from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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He has around 19 years of industry and academic experience in the areas of Marketing, Human Resources, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Development. He interacts with various establishments in and out of Kerala as Trainer and Consultant (Eg: Indian Navy, FACT, AVT Plantations, Eastern Treads, Manappuram Group, Kottackal Arya Vaidya Sala is few of the training programs conducted). Umesh Neelakantan has submitted his PhD thesis titled "Organisational and Social Development through Cause Marketing –. The case of Rural Ophthalmic Health care"
Experience : Programme Coordinator / Trainer at Popular Group; Head – Marketing, SEvana Group, Professor, DCSMAT Institutions

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