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Navadanya Foundation

Namakkal, India
Joined July 2019

A Namakkal (India) - based non-profit organization striving to achieve three goals: Human rights preservation, a healthy living environment for all creatures and education for all.

Presence in: India
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Women's Rights

Navadanya Foundation, an organization for people, was set up with a strong belief that every individual shares a general responsibility for all humanity. Compassion to stand for others culminated with the beginning of Navadanya. A few like-minded people, who came forward with a common goal of creating equitable society, laid the foundation stone. The interest towards the welfare of the society was sown as the seed, which has now germinated as the Navadanya Foundation.

To lead the organization, eminent personalities lend their helping hands by giving valuable advices to find and implement sustainable ways to uplift the weaker sections of the society, including transgenders, tribes, destitute widows and other indigenous communities. Navadanya strives to improve the social status and self-respect of the under-privileged sections of the society.

Navadanya concentrates on the environmental issues too; afforestation is one such activity to rebuild a healthy environment. The organization desalinates ponds, lakes, and other water sources to increase the ground water level. Through various welfare schemes, aids, vocational training and legal advices, the foundation can bring about a change in life of the needy and helpless people. By conducting blood donation camps, the foundation is striving to save poor people in need.

As part of our eye care initiatives, eye camps are conducted free of cost for the people in need. This in turn spreads awareness about eye and vision care. During the natural calamities and disaster, Navadanya renders services and relief measures to the people who have lost their family and properties.

People Associated With This Organization

Saravanakumar Rajupillai

India  
Navadanya Foundation
Joined July 2019
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance
The chairman of Navandanya Foundation, Saravana Kumar . R, is a philanthropist born in a humble middle class family in Mohanur, Namakkal district, Tamilnadu. He is an academic multidisciplinary, holding Ph.D in physics and post graduate degree in Criminology and International relations. The honorary degree, Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) from the World Academy of Arts and Culture, USA stands as the top most feather in his hat. With strong inclination towards academics, he has published seven research papers in national and international journals.

Saravana Kumar’s leadership qualities and philanthropism came to the forefront right from his college days, when he was actively participating in social welfare activities. These qualities led him towards the noble profession of teaching during his early career. The next period of his career was in the elearning industry, in which he played the role of a team leader and a manager for the development of several academic elearning curriculums.

While he was building his leadership qualities through several career streams, he continued to undertake social welfare activities. This eventually paved way for the beginning of Navadanya Event Management Services in 2014. As success followed him in business, he wanted to return the benefits of his success to the society; Navadanya Foundation was established in 2018.

Navadanya Foundation is a Namakkal-based charitable trust through which he provides educational support and job opportunities to the under-privileged and weaker sections of the society. The foundation also actively participates in environmental activities. Saravana Kumar’s service to the society is lauded and honored with many awards such as the UWA Award from the Governor of Tamilnadu, Dr. Abdul Kalam Award, Best Social Service Award from Esthar Fine Arts, Young Entrepreneur Award, Dr. MGR Award, and Vivekananda Award, Kali Illakiya Award.

He holds positions in several prestigious institutions such as Madras Management Association, National Human Resources Network, Kamban Kalagam (Namakkal Chapter), Chennai Tamil Sangam and Namakkal Tamil Sangam. He was the president of Lions club of Ambedkar, Chennai from 2016 to 2018.

Saravana Kumar is striving to uplift the livelihood and self-respect of the socially and economically backward people. With miles to go in his social endeavours, he continues to think for the common people, before he goes to sleep every day.
Saravanakumar Rajupillai is the network champion (main point of contact) for Navadanya Foundation.

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