Key Office Beares

Managing Trustee:

Sri. Ravi Garyali:

Sri. Ravi Garyali is the youngest son of the Late Sri. Kashi Nath and Late Smt. Indira Garyali. Coming from a background in Agriculture and banking, Sri Ravi Garyali is an entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Irrigation Products International Pvt Ltd, based in Chennai India. Being a social worker and philanthropist at heart, Sri. Ravi Garyali has worked extensively with orphanages and old age homes carrying on his mother’s charitable work. He has served as the Managing Trustee of the Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable work.

Adviser to the Trust:


Dr C. K Gariyali IAS is the daughter of the Late Sri Kashinath and Late Smt. Indira Garyali. Dr. Gariyali holds a Masters in Social Work, Dr Gariyali enters the Officers Training Academy, Masourrie and received a posting in the IAS in the state of Tamil Nadu. During her tenure in the IAS, she was instrumental in initiating the Chidambaram Natyanajali dance festival and the Mahabalipuram Dance Festival. She also served as Secretary Social Welfare and has implemented many government social initiatives and projects and has a sound understanding of the needs of the population. After retiring from an illustrious career in the IAS, serving the people of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Garyali continues her social work as Trustee of the Equitas Developmental Trust and also serves as Adviser to the Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable Trust.

Dr Gariyali has helped the trust in developing the Vasant Utsav Dance Festival (Chennai) and the Navvarsh Mahotsav (Bangalore) hereby creating the cultural activies of the trust. She has also written various books on Woman’s Empowerment and Self Help Groups which (published by the Trust) which serve as text books on social work and micro finance.



Smt. Priyadarshini Rajkumar is the granddaughter of the Late. Sri Kashi Nath Garyali and Smt. Indira Garyali. She is trained in Bharatanrithyam under the tutelage of Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subramanyam and completed her arangatram in 1998. She has completed MBA in Finance from University of Newcastle and has worked in the financial services industry in Australia.

Smt. Priyadarshini Rajkumar manages the administration as well as all the programme activities of the trust.

President Vasant Utsav


Dr.Ramachandran Nagaswamy (born 10 August 1930) is an Indian historian, archaeologist and epigraphist who is known for his work on temple inscriptions and art history of Tamil Nadu. He served as the founder-Director of the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department. He was also instrumental in starting the annual Chidambaram Natyanjali festival in 1980. Nagaswamy was born on 10 August 1930 to Sanskrit pundit Ramachandran Sastrigal. He graduated in Sanskrit from the University of Madras and pursued a master's degree in Sanskrit. Nagaswamy obtained his PhD in arts and archaeology from the University of Poona. Nagaswamy underwent archaeological training under the Archaeological Survey of India and in 1959, joined the Government Museum, Chennai as curator for art and archaeology.

Dr. Nagaswamy served as curator for art and archaeology in the Government Museum from 1959 to 1963. In 1963, he was appointed Assistant Special Officer for Archaeology for Tamil Nadu state and from 1966 to 1988, he headed the newly formed Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department. He was awarded the "Kalaimamani" award by the Government of Tamil Nadu for his pathbreaking work on Sekkilar's Periyapuranam. He also appeared as an Expert Witness in the London High Court, in the London Nataraja case.

Dr. Nagaswamy is the President of the Vasant Utsav Dance Festival and has helped the trust conduct the festival each year at the Kapaleeswarar Tirukoil, Mylapore.