Team

Executive Committee

Appala Reddy Yendreddi
Founder / President

Mr.Reddy is a Social Work graduate. He is an environmental educator and a part of several impacting climate change initiatives. He founded India Youth for Society [IYFS] in 2011 and Visakhapatnam District Cycling Association in 2017. Along with co-partner Jagadish Kumar Mummana, he established Green Initiatives, an e-waste waste management venture in 2017, which is running successfully to date. He was awarded LEAD India Fellowship in 2018, ‘Eco Peace Leadership’ Fellowship, South Korea in 2019 and was recognized by the Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, for his efforts in plastic pollution control measures. 

Jagadish Kumar Mummana
Vice President
NSS Sarath Chandra
Secretary

Sarath Chandra is a research scholar at the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, working in power quality in distributed microgrids and renewable energy. As a trained academician by profession, he taught MATLAB, Analog Electronics, Renewable Energy, Power System Operation and Control, FACTS, and Basic Electrical Engineering to undergraduate and postgraduate level students at MVGR College of Engineering for over six years.

With a passion for action-driven volunteerism, Sarath coordinated college-level National Service Scheme activities both in the capacity of a student leader and as a faculty. He implemented the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme during his tenure as a faculty. He has been associated with the UNEP-affiliated NGO "India Youth For Society (IYFS) " since 2014, working in solid waste management and plastic recycling.

As Secretary for IYFS, he currently coordinates the planning and implementation of MoU s with Urban local bodies, Corporates, PSU s, and Resident Welfare Associations. He organizes awareness campaigns such as Beach Clean-up drives and Message campaigns for school children.

Bhavana Lakshmi Adapa
Joint Secretary
Veerababu Sadu
Treasurer
Harsha Vardhan Guttula
Joint Treasurer

Harsha Vardhan, a 19-year-old change-maker, is passionate about seeing development in society. He has been organizing various social activities since he was 15. Harsha was born and brought up in Visakhapatnam. He met several like-minded friends during his high school times and started serving the communities along with them. Harsha loves music, and he plays piano in his free time. He also makes videos and podcasts on several problems (mostly related to children and youth). In the significance of his name, he is accurate with spreading joy and help. In appreciation of his work, he was awarded the Shri K S Sastry Young Social Worker Memorial Award in 2018. 

Srinivasa Rao Genjivarapu
Executive Member

Background and Work Experience

Srinivas is a social worker and a journalist who writes about environment & all sections of people. For the last 20 years, he has been working on advocacy, welfare activities related  tribal and environmental issues in Eastern ghats of AP. He served in a organizations like Samata, CRY net(Coastal Rural Youth Network), Sarada Trust and Kovel Foundation.   

Currently, Srinivas is the Director for Paila Foundation & Editorial Director for Vivify Media which is based in Visakhapatnam, AP. Alongside his job, he chose to be a part of Chaitanya Youth Development Society, a community-based group, which works for tribals’ welfare & likelihoods of Chintapalli Agency in Visakhapatnam District. 

Awards and Recognition

  1. Best Services Award by Savitri Bhai Phule Trust, Vizag- 2017
  2. Bio-Diversity Conserver Award by AP State Biodiversity Board – 2016
  3. Best Partner of AP Smart Village Program by AP Govt - 2019
  4. Recipient of the Los Angel’s based online Radio NRI Samay’s Impact Award – 2012.
  5. Awarded with the People’s Journalism Award –Best Rural Journalist, 2007 constituted by P.Sainath
  6. Moturu Hanumantha Rao Memorial State Best Journalist Award – 2009 By Prajasakti Daily
  7. Narsingarao - Best Rural Journalist Award (By AP State Govt) – 2009
  8. Data News Features, Hyderabad Best Development Media Award – 2015
Pavan Kumar Dalli
Exe Member
Anil Kumar Pulavarthi
Exe Member

Past Presidents

Appala Reddy Yendreddi
Past President 2011-14

Mr.Reddy is a Social Work graduate. He is an environmental educator and a part of several impacting climate change initiatives. He founded India Youth for Society [IYFS] in 2011 and Visakhapatnam District Cycling Association in 2017. Along with co-partner Jagadish Kumar Mummana, he established Green Initiatives, an e-waste waste management venture in 2017, which is running successfully to date. He was awarded LEAD India Fellowship in 2018, ‘Eco Peace Leadership’ Fellowship, South Korea in 2019 and was recognized by the Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, for his efforts in plastic pollution control measures. 

Madhu Palakonda
Past President 2014-16 

Palakonda Nagabindu Madhava Rao is popularly known as Madhu, a dance instructor in Visakhapatnam city. He hailed from Srikakulam and likes our culture and Indian heritage. He always wanted to be in social work and wanted be a helper. He found India Youth For Society (IYFS) interesting to him and joined in 2013. Later he served the Society as President from 2014-2016. Involving his students, he spreads awareness about the importance of plantation, road safety, electricity conservation and water save. Several of his students are good artists and performs well. 

Anand Kumar Sontyana
Past President 2016-18

Mr. Anand served the Society for  about 3 years as President and started our activities in Hyderabad.  He was the first one who represented the Society for a international meeting. During his term, the team grew with a number of volunteers and he influenced his friends. Basically, he is an experienced logistics specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the chemical & engineering industry. He has an over-all experience of more than 7 years in End to End Procurement (Supply Chain Management).  He is a workaholic and discipline man. He has a great leadership qualities and dynamic in organizing activities. 

Review Committee

Vijaya Rama Raju Poosapati
Review Committee Member
Tej Kalyan Kantreddi
Review Committee Member
PVSM Krishna
Financial Advisor

Interns

Eeshaan
Intern
Michael Lalith Francis
Intern
Darbha Sowmya
Intern
Sruthi Mahanthy
Intern