Chandran Gramin Vikas Sansthan (CGVS)

CGVS is a non-profit society registered in India under Societies Registration Act of 1860 (registration number V/11690). CGVS is also a tax-exempt organization as per U/S 80 G of Income Tax Act (1961, India).

The name "Chandran Gramin Vikas Sansthan" translates as "Chandran Rural Development Society." The goal of CGVS is rural development in India with special emphasis on agricultural production, education, health, income enhancement, sanitation, drinking water and empowerment of women. The parents of Chandran (Jagadish and Anastasia Shukla) have made a long term commitment to support CGVS. Gandhi Mahavidyalaya was established in 2000 under the sponsorship of CGVS.

22 April 1981 - 14 March 2004

Chandran J. Shukla: Chandran was born on 22 April 1981 in Maryland, USA. He went to Garrett Park Elementary School, Walter Johnson High School, University of Utah, and University of Maryland. He was a child prodigy, and a brilliant innovator. While in high school, where he was an honor roll student, he taught himself several computer languages, built his own computers, repaired and modified his cars. His hobbies included rocket launching, photography, poker, travels to Italy, and racing. He successfully and proudly completed the US Marines boot camp, and after graduation from the University of Maryland he was preparing himself to be a jet fighter pilot and an officer in the US Marine Corp. He was serious, contemplative and reserved with his parents and relatives, and a jocular and fun-loving companion with his bar-hopping friends from college and motor bike group.