, is the recipient of , 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 Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of ‘ ’ and follower of , 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 and later as Co-founder VP of , India’s largest Staffing company, where she has worked extensively on
Armed with a vast and successful corporate background and passion to ‘’ she Co-founded a company that focuses on Adventure Travel & Outbound Learning. She is also the Trustee of an NGO that focuses on Environmental Campaigns, Women Empowerment and Education. She is also an investor/advisor in start-up companies and via a consulting and investment company.
Kavitha is a and qualified from she 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 been relentlessly working on, 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. She has been involved in Campaigning for Revival & Conservation of , helped Citizen Groups of , supporting Citizens Groups of and is currently working with Muthanallur Residents for Saving, Revival & Conservation of .
Through Kaagaz Foundation she has been initiating drives at Lakes, Parks, Schools, Colleges every year and encourages the maintenance of the Sapling locally, she is also instrumental in creating and maintaining a with 300+ Trees at HSR Layout 4th Sector, a cut off piece of Land of Agara Lake.
Kavitha is also Alumni of Civic Leadership Program () a B.PAC flagship initiative that equips individuals with skills in Public Policy, Civic Administration, Local Governance, City Administration, Urban Reforms and more.
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 Empowerment and Social issues. She has been working extensively to Urban issue, specifically for Bengaluru and has championed successfully a Citizen movement against Visual Pollution, that is the Banners/Flex/Posters and to draw the attention of Authorities to fill the deadly Potholes in Bengaluru. She is a voracious reader and a self confessed news addict; keeps herself updated on political, social and environmental issues and developments.
Kavitha along with her colleague Jigna Modh undertook to mark since adopted the Constitution, on 26th Nov 1949. This unique Yatra was from 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 coverage, Yatra For Constitution entered the .
Once a Sportsperson is always a Sportsperson, Kavitha has always promoted Sport and Fitness, organizing Running/Marathon via Kaagaz Foundation as Fund Raising Events and sponsoring other Sports kept her in close touch with the Sports Fraternity. She also initiated steps to promote Handball and the Spirit of Sports.
Kavitha was actively involved in , and with a Team was stationed at the DC Office managing the inflow and materials, segregation and packing Relief Kits for disbursements. Through Kaagaz Foundation worked extensively during the crisis, in 2020 and 2021 helping the Migrant Labours & Urban Poor with Food, Ration Kits, Masks, access to Govt Schemes etc
As an Activist Kavitha lead the Protest from the front and traveled extensively across Karnataka address various Protests and also as core member of organized several protests and programs against CAA-NPR-NRC.
COVID19 has impacted the Education Process and putting back less privileged Children to School needs a relentless effort, Kavitha with like minded people has initiated a bridge School Program via Kaagaz Foundation supported by Crowd Funding and various CSR Funds.
, 300 Kms Cycling from Bengaluru to Sriperumbudur, 16th to 20th Aug 2021 to pay Tributes to Ex PM Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his 77th Birth Anniversary. Kavitha lead a team of 14 people who were the 1st time Cyclists on this remarkable journey to remember Shri Rajiv Gandhi and his contributions to make India a Better Nation and a Progressive Nation.
As Sports Enthusiast and Philanthropist she initiated via the most popular Running Event that is held every year on 15th of August and focuses on bringing in the Running community not only to participate in the Run but also to Run for a Cause, by Kaagaz Foundation started in 2013 with and continues to take up many other Causes and Creating Awareness. Other Runs that are organized every year include the and which are equally popular among the Running community of Bengaluru.
Associated with of Oxfam India to Interact & Train on COVID19 Protocols, Vaccination, Public and Personal Safety and provide Medical/Safety Kits for in selected districts of Karnataka – Tumakuru, Ballari (Hospet & Vijayanagara), Chitradurga, Bengaluru, Bengaluru Rural, Raichur, Koppala, Kolar.
Participated in from Sangama to Ramanagara 9th to 12th Jan 2022, walked 65 kms as part of #NammaNeeruNammaHakku #MekedatuNammaHakku demand for Mekadatu Dam initiated by KPCC.
Joined led by in the Karnataka segment of the Yatra from 30th Sept to 15th Oct 2022,
Participated in , a 4-day Workshop that reflect upon the State of the Country, Politics and own Political journey to develop a deeper understanding of how we can help restore India to the path of the Constitution. Also promote a community of people working to preserve Ahimsa within themselves, in Politics, in Society and Nation.
Kavitha is a active Member of , she is currently State she was also the Party from June 2017 to Aug 2023, held various posts and responsibilities in the Party over 15 years.
– Outreach and Training of in 9 Districts of Karnataka Oct-Nov 2021
Yuva Spurthi Award, ASR Creations, 2019
– 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
– Senior Under Officer & NCC ‘C’ Certification, 1994
– Indo-Canada Youth Exchange, 1994
– Participated at , Kar & Goa NCC Directorate, 1993
– Received for NCC Directorate Kar & Goa from PM, 1993
– Brown Belt in Karate 1993
– , 1988 -1993
– General Secretary, Siddaramaiah-75 Amruta Mahotsava Committee
– Member, BCLIP Alumni Association
– EC Member, RWA 1st Sector HSR Layout (2019-2021)
– Director, Anekal HSR RWA
– Spokesperson June 2017 – Aug 2023 & General Secretary, Communication Dept, July 2022 – Aug 2023
– , from April 2022, In-charge Harappanahalli & Harihara
– KPCC Observer, Chitradurga District, Digital Membership Driven & KPCC Programs, 2021-22
– KPCC Observer, RR Nagara By-Elections 2020, Laggere Ward – Booths 160, 161, 162, 163
– KPCC In-charge for #PratijnaDina 2020, Chikkaballapura Block
– Member, KPCC COVID19 Task Force, 2020
– Member, All India Congress Committee (AICC), since 2018
– Spokesperson, KPCC (417+ debates mostly regional media in 48 months, June 2017- Aug 2023)
– Member, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Campaign Committee (Elections 2018)
– State Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (till Oct 2018)
– AICC Zonal Coordinator (Telangana) Jan-Vedna Campaign, 2016
– Social Media contributor for Indian National Congress (till 2016)
– My story was featured in the video by Indian National Congress
– Featured in the re-launch video of National Herald
– Gen. Secretary Bommanahalli Block, Bengaluru Urban District Mahila Congress, 2014