Dr. Vinu Aram
Director, Shanti Ashram
Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace
Dr. Kezevino (Vinu) Aram serves as a Co-Moderator and Executive Committee Member of Religions for Peace. She previously served as Member of the International Youth Committee of Religions for Peace.
Dr. Aram is a Child Health Practitioner and Director of Shanti Ashram. Dr. Vinu Aram is the daughter of Dr. M. Aram and Minoti Aram, who were both dedicated peace and interfaith dialogue advocates. She completed her medical training from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and completed her Post-Graduate studies at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Aram has held numerous positions in public health, such as Coordinator of the Prathiba Intiative, Consultant to the Malarunm Mottukal Initiative, and Consultant on violence against children study conducted by UNICEF. She has organized and participated in numerous activities around child health, HIV/AIDS, immunization, and community health practices. She leads a practicum for graduate and doctoral students from the Harvard School of Public Health of community health practices in Tamilnadu and is a Visiting Professor at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, as well as other institutes. In her role as Director of the Shanti Ashram, Dr. Aram coordinates programs and projects creatively finding ways of addressing issues of child health, education, and poverty alleviation.
Dr. Aram has been awarded numerous honors since she was student at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving the Best Junior Medical Officer, Dr. Fan Chin Memorial Award, and the Albert Schweitzer Award & Ranchin Award. She has also awarded the Best Medical Officer by the Masonic Medical Centre for Children, the Outstanding Young Indian Award, and the Dharmachakra Award for contributing to improve child health in the community. She has published numerous research papers and articles.