GPN Gupta


G P N Gupta (Chairman) is a Founder Director of BLISS Group of Companies and former Chairman of BLISS Governing Body. He also sits on boards of several group companies.

In a career spanning close to five decades, he has been actively associated in various capacities with several organizations that run schools and colleges. He has a wide exposure and experience in education delivery system in the country.

He has been instrumental in taking the initiative and donating about four acres of land to Vivekananda Educational Society, for starting a school at Panjetty, Ponneri in the suburbs of Chennai. He is currently an active member of Vivekananda Educational Society, which runs around 18 schools in Chennai and its suburbs.

His Social Commitment to take holistic education to the masses and business acumen will be a guiding force for structuring and strategizing the growth path of Ankur, a Socio-preneurship venture of BLISS Group


G V Balaji

Founder and CLO

His professional qualifications include a post-graduation in Agriculture and Certified Export-Import management program from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

He believes in continuous learning and rediscovering self, to leap-frog from strength to more strength with each challenge life throws. This quality in him helped motivate and guide several high school drop outs to upgrade their skills and become graduates and post-graduates while pursuing their career parallely.

A Yoga trainer, he has been practicing yoga for close to 25 years and has taken yoga to thousands of children and adults. He asserts through experience, that Yoga is the best and most effective tool for human transformation.

He also has a flair for writing. He is a columnist in ‘EVOLVE’, the magazine for schools brought out by ICTACT, writes short stories and blogs regularly. Some of his blog posts on education are trending and figure among top three results in google searches.

As part of CSR, he served as a board-member of an Educational Society that runs schools in the heart of Chennai. He is currently serving as Jt Secretary of a service organisation, Bharath Vikas Parishad, Annanagar – Chennai. He volunteers as a yoga trainer and counsellor for cancer patients at “WE CAN CARE” an initiative by cancer survivors to care for cancer patients.

A strong advocate of “Being Happy and Successful through Holistic and Harmonious growth”, Ankur is his brain child.


Dr G V Chalapthi


Dr G V Chalapathi (Director) is a Founder Director of BLISS Group of Companies and a member in BLISS Management Board. He sits on board of several group companies.

A medical practitioner turned businessman – has headed several of the group’s manufacturing and trading companies in a career spanning close to five decades.

He is currently retired from active business and plays an advisory role on the boards of companies he is in. In his long career, he has been associated with several trusts that run schools.

He is currently, a committee member of Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Devasthanam & Charities, a trust which runs a college and three schools in Chennai and is well acquainted with the nuances of education system in the country.

As a co-ordinator on board of Jeeyar Educational Trust, Chennai he is also actively involved in several of the trust’s initiatives which include annual competitions for school children, where more than 1500 children participate every year.