Rampraveen Swaminathan

President- International Paper India
Chairman & Managing Director – IP APPM

Dear Dr. Saras Bhaskar,

At the onset, wish you and your family a Happy New Year and the very best for the year ahead.

It was a pleasure having you as Guest Speaker at our Diversity Day event on 18th December and would like to thank you very much for the time you took from your busy schedule to be part of the event.

We have received very positive feedback from our employees on your session of Conflict Management. Participants were very appreciative of the session for providing them insights to rediscover and respond in scenarios of conflict. I am confident that it would benefit us in the future.

Once again, thank you very much for your time and participation.

Shanthi Ranganathan

TTK Foundation, Indra Nagar, Chennai

Thank you for conducting a session on Marital counselling for the one month trainees. The feed back was excellent – a lot of new information; very interesting; meaningful session.

Thanks a lot for sparing your time.

Dr. Nirmala L. Prasad

MOP Vaishnav College for Women,
Nungambakkam, Chennai.

Dr. Saras Bhasker is a vibrant counselor who exhibits a clear understanding of teenage minds, cleverly addressing their intimate issues and she offers simple and lasting solutions. Her two group counseling program with students of MOP Vaishnav College in the last three years; one being the “Acquainting with Beginning of College” and the other “Finishing School” have won appreciation from students as well as parents of many of our students. Thanks Saras for sharing your knowledge and expertise.


Head, South Regional Resource Centre,
CHILDLINE India Foundation,
HO Mumbai

As on organizer of the Childline South Regional Conference, I take pride in sharing my feedback. Dr. Saras Bhaskar was the facilitator for our 8th caseworkers conference held in Trivandrum on 5 Dec 2006 and 6 Dec 2006. She had designed the curriculum in a manner where the knowledge disbursement happened in a gradual and progressive direction. She engaged all the participants with several activities and games to impart better learning.

She started the Day 1 with an exercise on Teamwork that set a tone to the objective of the child line. In simple terms, she categorized simple and chronic mental disorders. She gave necessary information to identify mental disorders. She was thorough in teaching the group about the child growth and developmental needs and challenges that elicited audience participation. She was very knowledgeable in discussing about the behaviors in distressed children from the psychological perspective. Day 2, she covered the areas of creative thinking, communicating with distressed children, families, colleagues and team members. A simple exercise on creative thinking involved the participants to think to resolve any possible crisis or conflict situations. The participants shared enthusiastically their intervention strategies. Motivation and the types of motivation created was a great source of information and the audience participated in the case study discussion and presentation at the end of the second day. Overall it was a great learning experience for about 40 caseworkers who had attended the program from all over South. On any given day, I would recommend Dr. Saras Bhaskar for training programs for she takes great pride in what she does and is very committed to give the best the population she serves.