Current Trustees

Managing Trustee

Mrs. Shanta Menon started work at REACH, Kolkata to train in the care and development of children with disabilities. Her experience, coupled with training courses she attended in the UK and USA, gave her the foundation to start something similar in Thrissur in 1991. From those early days when the school was based in her home to SWASRAYA’s stature today as an established and widely recognized institution, has been a long and challenging journey and a testimony to Mrs. Shanta Menon’s indomitable will and perseverance. Work was required on many fronts building awareness, obtaining funding, finding qualified staff, setting up an independent institution and the administrative support for it and creating vocational training programmes. She has been formally recognized with several awards in the field of education. The school’s success owes just as much to the effort of a small, but talented and dedicated staff, several donors and advisors, and the tireless support of her husband, Mr. M.M.K. Menon, who passed away in 2017. Organizations like TATA Tea, Bal Daan Charities (USA), House of Leo (Thrissur). Lions & Rotary Club (Thrissur), Amba Centre (Bengaluru). Vijaya Bank, and Oriental Insurance have helped greatly through their contribution of funding and resources.


Mrs. Usha Pattabhiraman Managing Partner of Leo Group of Companies-the largest pharmaceutical Distributor in Kerala. Played an active role in the journey of Sivasraya from 2002 onwards, both as a well-wisher and later as Chairperson of the Governing body


Mr. V. Venugopal CA (Dr) is a senior Chartered Accountant in active practice. He is also Director of Education of Chinmaya Educational Institutions, Thrissur. He was the past President of Thrissur Management Association and former Director of Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd:


Mrs. Kalyani Balakrishna has been in the field of education for the last 32 years and has taught in various schools across the country. She is the founder Principal of Paramekkavu Vidya Mandir and in the last sixteen years has brought it to its present stature of a reputed school in Thrissur. She is presently the Director-Education of the same Institution


Mrs. Geetha Menon is an IT professional with 25 years of experience working in the USA for a large technology company. She was influential in bringing Baal Dan Charities as a sponsor of Swasraya in the early days


Mrs. Priya Ram Qualified Chartered Accountant Worked with Varma & Varma (Chartered Accountants) & for the Australian processing division of Tata Consultancy Services. She currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Gemini Logistics