𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐤 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚
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.
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.