About Kavitha

Belief: There are Million ways to Success but there is only one way to Failure ‘Not trying’.

Kavitha Reddy, is the recipient of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award 2017, she is a native of Anekal Taluk and comes from a family of social-political activists with a very modest background. A spirited activist who believes in Gandhi’s principles of ‘be the change you seek’ and carry a reputation among family, friends and neighborhood as someone who is hardworking and outspoken.

She has over two decades of industry experience as VP IndiaLife Hewitt and later as Co-founder VP of TeamLease Services, India’s largest Staffing company, where I have worked extensively on Policy Advocacy – Pension Reforms, Labour Reforms, Skill Development, Training.

Armed with a vast and successful corporate background and passion to ‘Evolve adventure as the most effective learning tool, to revive the spirit of adventure among people from all walks of life, and be environment cognizant’ she Co-founded Basecamp Adventures a company that focuses on Adventure Travel & Outbound Learning. She is also the Trustee of Kaagaz Foundation an NGO that focuses on Environmental Campaigns, Women Empowerment and Education.

Kavitha is a qualified Mountaineer from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and has climbed several peaks in the Indian and Nepal Himalayas, including some of the most challenging peaks in Himalayas. She is also the 1st Mountaineer from Karnataka to climb two mountains in the same year and aspires to climb Mt Everest and several other mountains. She has trekked in several parts of Indian & Nepal Himalayas and the forests in South-of-India, an avid adventure photographer and freelance writer and she writes regularly for several newspapers, online media and blogs. She also shares her Adventure Tourism expertise and Advocates Safety and Sustainable Tourism Policies. 

Lakes, Water sustainability is an issue that Kavitha has be relentlessly advocating policies to make Bengaluru City less dependent on Kaveri water by reviving Lakes and creating RWH zones. She also gives talks on Lakes in various schools and college to create awareness and about the need to think ahead and make Bengaluru self sustained. She has been advocating the three steps method to make Lakes RWH Zones and revive them with less efforts.

Firm believer of inclusive & sustainable growth, decentralized governance, people participation and advocates women empowerment. She lends her voice and support for campaigns on Environment, Lakes, Women Safety and Social issues. She has been working extensively to Urban issue, specifically for Bengaluru and have been giving inputs and ideas for a Better Bengaluru. She is a voracious reader and a self confessed news addict; keeps herself updated on political, social and environmental issues/developments.

Kavitha along with her colleague Jigna Modh undertook Yatra For Constitution to mark 70 years since We the People of India adopted the Constitution, on 26th Nov 1949. This unique Yatra was 817 Kms from Bengaluru to Bidar by Walk/Run/Cycle covering 10 Districts of Karnataka and created awareness about our Constitution among children from High School and Colleges enroute Bengaluru to Bidar also received a huge Media coverage , Yatra For Constitution entered the India Book of Records


- Blood Donor, Donated 30th unit of Blood on 26th Jan 2021

- Honour for Blood Donor, Govt of Kar & BBMP on World Aids Day, 1st Dec 2020

- Record Holder - India Book of Records 2020, Cycling/Walking for 817 Kms (Yatra For Constitution)

- Yuva Spurthi Award, ASR Creations, 2019 

Yatra For Constitution Walk/Run/Cycle 817 Kms 14 Days, Bengaluru - Bidar, 26 Nov - 9 Dec 2019

- Author, Our Agara Lake, Handbook released on 5th June 2019

- Author, Voices Matter, a compilation of her articles, 9th May 2019

- Volunteered during Kodagu Flood Relief Operations,  Aug 2018

- Author, Nanna Olage Indira - Women Safety Handbook, released by Chief Minister, GoK, 2017

- Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award, Govt of Karnataka, 2017

- 1st Mountaineer from Karnataka to climb two peaks in Indian Himalayas same year, 2012

- Climbed over 15 peaks in Indian & Nepal Himalayas

- Finalist at Sankalp Awards 2011, a Social Entrepreneur Award

- Co-published ‘Making India’s Labour Markets Inclusive', 2009 

- Senior Under Officer & NCC ‘C’ Certification, 1994 

- Indo-Canada Youth Exchange, 1994

- Participated at Republic Day Parade & PM Rally, Kar & Goa NCC Directorate, 1993 

- Received Winners Trophy for NCC Directorate Kar & Goa from PM, 1993 

- Brown Belt in Karate 1993 

- College Athlete, 1988 -1993 

...............................Social, Civic & Political Roles...............................

- Jana Dhwani Jatha, KPCC 

- Secretary, BUDHA

- Member of Cure100 Bengaluru Chapter, NGO focused on reducing GHG

- RR Nagara By-Elections KPCC Observer, Laggere Ward Booths 160, 161, 162, 163

- In-charge of Chikkaballapura Block for #PratijnaDina Program

- Member, KPCC Task Force COVID19, March 2020

- AICC Member, since 2018

Member Campaign Committee, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (Elections 2018)

- Spokesperson, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, since 2017

- EC Member, RWA 1st Sector HSR Layout (2019-2021)

- Ex State Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee 

- AICC Zonal Coordinator (Telangana) Jan-Vedna Campaign

- Social Media Volunteer for Indian National Congress 

- Founder Vice President, Agara Lake Protection & Management Society (ALPMS)

- Co-Founder Member HaSiRu Mithra a Citizen initiative for a better locality

- Civic Hub Leader, a B.PAC initiative

- Ex Bommanahalli Block Gen Secretary, Bengaluru Urban Mahila Congress Committee 

- Director, Anekal HSR RWA

- Life Member of Reddy Jana Sanga

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