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It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Goddard


TrusteesOur trustees are a committed team of exceptional minds from various backgrounds that have come together- united in the cause of helping to fight MND. The team has been working hand-in-hand with the advisors to provide support and help for MND warriors and their families. They have been shining beacons in giving this initiative direction and focus.

We have been truly blessed to have such exceptional people on our board. We have a solid foundation in our Managing Trustee, UA Vasanth Rao. He has worked to keep alive the legacy of his wife, Dr. Shyama Narang, an amazing woman and a vibrant soul who fought bravely against MND herself. Although the world lost her, her fierce spirit and love for life as well as her fellow human beings have endured through this foundation and the work we do. It is the flame of this same fire that burns within each of the trustees and advisors on our board- one we hope to share. 

Under the Dr. Shyama Narang Foundation, we have already begun work towards this vision by providing training and informational sessions, creating an MND Registry to build a repository of MND warriors from India, raising awareness by creating MND related content and supporting those who need help in whichever way possible (in kind, financially or medically).

Hon. Managing Trustee

UA Vasanth Rao

Hon. Trustees

Dr. Sanjay P.S

Dr. Varsha Acharya

Mr. U.R Sagac

Mr. Ananth Ravi

Hon. Advisors on Board

Dr. Girdhar J Gyani

Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh

Dr. Govind Babu K

Ms.T Jayashree

Ms. Bharathi Reddy

Mr.Sainikraj Chorida

Dr. Alexander Thomas | President, AHPI

As President of AHPI and National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Dr. Thomas has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape, including incorporating healthcare communication among the NABH accreditation standards and in the Indian medical curricula, leading the expert group on medical education for the National Education Policy 2019 headed by Dr. Kasturirangan, and creating a national network of healthcare associations with the IMA, CII, FICCI , NATHEALTH and ASSOCHAM, a think tank on health (with NLSUI), and liaising between government and health stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has developed major initiatives at the State level, especially in Karnataka, and served on committees of the Union Health Ministry, NABH, HSSC, CII, FICCI, UNESCO, PHFI, and NBE.

He is a Visiting Faculty at IIM-B and NLSIU, pioneering several healthcare training initiatives.

His recent publications include books on healthcare communication and healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India.

He was awarded the Emeritus Teacher Award by NBE (2014), the National Distinguished Services Award by the IMA (2016), and the Lifetime Achievement Award by CAHO (2018).

AHPI Founders page:

AHPI India

Online biodata:

Dr. Alexander Thomas President, AHPI


Dr. Alexander Thomas – President – Association of Healthcare Providers – AHPI (India)

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NIMHANS & Dr. Shyama Narang Foundation is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Second International Conference on ALS/MND – “Breaking Barriers in the Treatment of MND/ALS”
Time: Jun 21st & 22nd 2023 09:15 AM India

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