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Tapana's Inaugural Event

Garapati Chowdary and Renuka contributed an initial endowment of $100,000 to Tapana Foundation

Employees of Manikya Group of companies, donated their one day salary to Tapana Foundation

Tapana Foundation Life-Time Members

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Core Areas of Action

Income Generation
Health & Hygiene
Rural Infrastructure
Safe Drinking Water
Elderly Care
Mr. Chowdary S Garapati is the Founding and Managing Trustee of Tapana Foundation. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications (MCA) from Mysore University. Mr. Chowdary with 12+ years of experience in Information Technology, including 10+ yrs with Cisco Systems, USA, has extensive experience in project/program management and people management.

Chowdary is the Founder Chairman of Manikya Group of Companies . As part of Manikya groupss corporate social responsibility, he has been actively involved in several initiatives including support to Shristi Special Academy that works with the intellectually challenged and autistic children.

Propelled by a desire to pay gratitude to the motherland, Mr Chowdary Garapati has returned to India for good in March 2008 to realise the vision of Tapana Foundation. He himself hailing from a rural background, Mr Garapati has deep sensitivity and understanding of the rural problems, opportunities to improve and the challenges involved in the development process.


Mr. B.S. Srinivasan is a Trustee of Tapana Foundation. He is a practicing Chartered Accountant for over 35 years.

As an Auditor, he offered free legal services to many charitable organisations. He is associated with the L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad as an Honorary Treasurer of the Board; Secretary of Jubilee Hills Residents Welfare Association (Hyderabad); Member of Widows Rehabilitation Trust (Hyderabad); Executive Member of Prem Seva Sangham, an Orphanage based in Hyderabad. He has been involved in many philanthropic and welfare-oriented initiatives over the years.