OBG meeting successfully conducted on 6th and 7th November 2015 at Delhi.
Magsaysay Award Winner Padamshri Deep Joshi interacted with SRIJANites during OBG in November 2015
SRIJAN Annual Retreat 2015 planned at Udaipur in November 2015.
Recently, an organization called Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog limited, Bhagalpur, Bihar, has been in the news for an alleged scam.
For those who are wondering whether there is any connection between that organization and our Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (referred to as SRIJAN), we clarify that SRIJAN is in no way connected to or associated with Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited of Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Board of Trustees
- Rekha Masilamani (Chair)
- Ashok Gulati
- C Babu Joseph
- Ajay Singh Mehta
- Gauri Singh
- Rohini Somanathan
- Shankar Venkateswaran
Chief Executive Officer
- Ved Arya
We are a grassroots implementation and support agency committed to promote sustainable and self-reliant models of rural development through interventions in
In April 1997, a few colleagues who spent over a decade working with PRADAAN, decided to form a new group to work innovatively to benefit the rural poor, and SRIJAN was born. SRIJAN means an ‘act of creation’ in Sanskrit. The full name, Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint ActioN, has two themes embedded in it: ‘self-reliance’ and ‘joint action’. We at SRIJAN believe that development cannot be promoted on large scale through charity and grants; ways must be found to execute models of poverty alleviation through promotion of self-reliance and enhancing self-respect of ‘beneficiaries’. In addition, any NGO cannot bring about development in ‘isolation’: they must act jointly, in collaboration with various stakeholders and the Government to create change.