Bengaluru: Dr. Arathi Krishna has recently been appointed as the Vice President of the Non-Residential Indians (NRI) Forum in Karnataka, and her journey is nothing short of inspiring. Born in Chikkamagaluru, a picturesque district in Karnataka, Dr. Arathi Krishna is the daughter of Shri Begane Ramayya, a former legislator and the Secretary for Rural Development.
After completing her schooling in NR Puram, Dr. Arathi Krishna moved to Bangalore for her higher education. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and after her marriage, she ventured into the field of Political Science. The academic journey took her to the United States, where she completed her post-graduation in Political Science and Public Policies.
Returning to India, she was drawn to public service and policy-making, particularly in the context of rural and urban development. Her dedication to bringing about positive change led her to initiate the Krishna Foundation in 2007, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and educational support to underprivileged children.
In 2012, she took on the role of a consultant at the Embassy, New Delhi offering valuable advice and insights. Her efforts in helping Non-Residential Indians (NRI) return to India during the COVID-19 pandemic have been particularly commendable. Dr. Arathi Krishna has facilitated charter flights for the safe repatriation of Indian citizens during the pandemic, showing her deep concern for fellow countrymen in distress.
Dr. Arathi Krishna’s story is one of dedication to the welfare of society and her continuous efforts to make a meaningful impact. Her tireless commitment to the betterment of the nation is a testament to the difference that one person can make through their unwavering dedication to public service and policy advocacy. Her work in helping repatriate Indian citizens in times of crisis is a shining example of compassion and empathy in action.
As Vice President of the NRI Forum in Karnataka, Dr. Arathi Krishna is set to continue her invaluable contributions to the field of public policy and her dedication to the well-being of the people of Karnataka and India at large.