Medical Director


Co-Medical Director


“A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. The health vertical of PPES was envisioned and created with that in mind. The education and empowerment of young girls that we aim towards cannot be attained without the girl being both physically and mentally healthy. ‘Prana’ has been one of our greatest assets on the road to creating healthy, well-rounded girls and women in rural India.” 

Virendra Singh

Mr. Virendra(Sam) Singh sowed seeds of change when he returned to his ancestral village, and founded Pardada Pardadi Educational Society in 2000. PPES is focused on rural development, through education, employment and empowerment of rural girls and women.

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Charles E. Sheehan MD FACP

I was introduced to the remote, impoverished village of Anupshahr, India by a patient in my Internal Medicine practice in the U.S. My patient, an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer, who was building the village’s only toilets implored me to accompany him on a visit to this place in poverty-stricken northern India.

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Vijaya Arun Kumar MD MPH

Dr. Vijaya Arun Kumar is the Associate Director of the Global Health Section and IEM Fellowship at Wayne State University (WSU) . After undergoing his residency at Alleghany General Hospital, he completed an EM clinical research fellowship at Wayne State University and then completed a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.

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