Swami Smaranananda Giri
Swami Smaranananda Giri is the General Secretary of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, founded by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917. The Society is involved in various spiritual, humanitarian and charitable activities, and in the spread of the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yoganandaji in the Indian subcontinent.
Swami Smaranananda is a Post-Doctoral Fellow from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, as well as a Gold Medalist in School Final and in Engineering. Swami Smaranananda worked in many universities and in industry before joining the Yogoda Satsanga Society as a sannyasi in 1985.
He served at IIT Kharagpur as a Senior Research Assistant, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Hyderabad as a Design Engineer, at Siddhardha Engineering College, Vijayawada as an Assistant Professor, at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, and at the Centre for Navigational Electronics, Osmania University, Hyderabad as a Senior Scientist.
In 1985 Swami Smaranananda was to decide whether to join the former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam in his missile project as a Scientist or Yogoda Satsanga Ashram as a sannyasi, and chose the latter. Based in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Swami Smaranananda has spoken extensively on the teachings of Paramahansa Yoganandaji at various universities and institutions throughout India and abroad.