About Us

Dishaa is a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-discriminatory, non-religious, non-sectarian organization. Dishaa was incorporated in the State of Maryland in April 2003. Dishaa in Sanskrit means direction/path.

As the name suggests, our endeavor is to change direction/ path of young students, differently abled children and senior citizens in a meaningful way.

Our Mission

We at Dishaa also hope to constantly identify institutions engaged in providing sustainable education or technical training to the mentally and physically challenged. We hope to support these institutions financially and help them succeed in their endeavors.

Our Vision

Dishaa in Sanskrit means direction/path. Through Dishaa, we hope to give a sense of direction to the lives of the thousands of young children from lower strata of the society. We strongly believe that educating an individual in the family leads to social and economic upliftment of the family. By taking care of individual families, we hope to raise the social and economic status of our society.

Our Core Team

Suresh Rajagopalan, Founder/Director

Suresh’s penchant for social services led to the birth of Dishaa, a non-profit organization incorporated in the U.S in the year 2003. He is the founder/ director of Dishaa and has been actively involved in scouting for various social causes and implementing his  projects with a lot of rigor and passion. Suresh currently works for Booz Allen Hamilton and holds a master’s degree in Information system from BITS, Pilani and an M.B.A from Loyala College, U.S. Suresh is married to Suchitra and they live with their son Siddharth in Bangalore, India.

Suchitra Balasubramanian, Founder

Suchitra, the founding partner of Dishaa has been actively involved in Dishaa’s projects. Suchitra is credited with giving the cause a suitable name - "Dishaa". Suchitra holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in M.B.A from the University of Iowa.

Sundaram Krishnamurthy

Mr.Sundaram is from Tanjore and shares the same passion to give back to society. In addition to his day job, he helps with lot of administrative activities @ DIshaa. He was instrumental is bringing a lot of key projects to us including PV Selvaraj Girls School & Annai Group of Institutions.

Sriram Raghuraman & Subhashini

Sriram & Subha help us with fund raising and creating awareness about Dishaa among their circle of friends in the Middle East. They make it a point to donate clothes/toys during their yearly visits to India to projects supported by Dishaa.