KNA Foundation


K.N. Ananthasivan Foundation for Education

The K.N Ananthasivan (K.N.A) Foundation was established in 1995 as a public charitable trust in Bangalore to foster innovative, creative and meaningful education. The registered office is at No. 70, Chikkanayakanahalli, Off Doddakaneli, Sarjapura Road, Bangalore- 560 035

It has set up the Prakriya Green Wisdom School (an ICSE school established in 1999) and the Bhoomi Network (established in 2008), both of which are based in Bangalore at the above address.


The trustees of the K N A Foundation for Education hold in trust the philosophy and ethos of the trust and its institutions, not only its financial and physical assets. They include

  • Seetha Ananthasivan, PGDBM (IIMA) aged about 65 years, residing at Bangalore. Founder and Executive Trustee. She has an abiding interest in understanding and applying ecological principles to communities and individual and group learning, thereby to live harmoniously with Nature. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, she worked first with the World Wildlife Fund- India and since then has been involved with culture building for ecological living in educational institutions. She is also the founder of the Bhoomi College and the Sankalan Centre for Inner and Outer Ecology and is committed to working with holistic education, sustainable economics and agriculture.

  • Ravi B Somaiah, BE (Mech), aged about 71 years, residing at Bangalore. Founder Trustee. A Mechanical Engineer from NIT, Karnataka (REC) Suratkal, he has over 25 years of experience in Industry. He has been overseeing infrastructure development for the school since its inception. He continues to be involved in developing new projects of the Foundation.

  • R. Rajgopal, MBA, aged about 65 years, residing at Mumbai as an H R Consultant who has for over 35 years been committed to working in innovative ways to foster well-being in organisations; innumerable people remember him for being a personal growth ‘coach’ and for his fascinating interpretations of Indian Mythology.

  • M.S.Sambamurthy, MBA, aged about 74 years, residing at Chennai, has been an H.R. Consultant who has focussed on personal growth and institutional culture building for over 3 decades. He also brings into the Trust his expertise in Systems Management gathered over his years of experience as a Banker and H.R.Head in Sundaram Fasteners.