About Us

Sarayu Trust started out at the turn of this millenium with running a few non-formal after-schools, two in Odisha at Kumarpara and Nadakhand villages in Puri district, and one in Kishangarh, New Delhi.

With fledgling dreams of giving back to society in a meaningful way and with extremely limited resources at its disposal, Sarayu Trust set upon the task of reaching out to lesser-privileged students and making a positive impact on their lives by giving wings to their hopes and aspirations.

While the Odisha schools shut down after more than a decade due to reasons beyond the control of Sarayu Trust and not before impacting the lives of at least a couple of hundred students, the school at Kishangarh near Vasant Kunj in New Delhi thrived and grew into a mini-icon of comprehensive and integrated non-formal education. The after-school was, in fact, renamed School of Happiness by the happy students themselves.

Over the years, Sarayu Trust has witnessed many of these sharp, bright children from the School of Happiness spreading their wings and blossoming into balanced, confident young individuals and professionals ready to face the world.

Along with the children, Sarayu Trust has spread its wings and evolved too.

Today, in addition to bringing about positive changes in the lives of many more children through Non-Formal Education, Sarayu Trust is also involved in making a positive impact in the areas of Forest Protection, Water Conservation as well as Renaissance and Rejuvenation of Indic Culture and Schools of Thought.

Since 2015, Sarayu Trust has been financially supporting several grass-root level Non-Profits working in the fields of Education and Community Empowerment. Additionally, Sarayu Trust is engaged in multiple projects of national significance, impacting public discourse on Indian History and Civilization, emerging as a notable voice in driving a paradigm shift in the minds of ordinary Indians with respect to their own history and heritage.

8 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hello, kudos to your good work. Please let me know how we could also help you in this journey to preserve our culture. My email is : civic.senses2k at gmail dot com

  2. संजू कुमार वर्मा

    आप लोग भारतीय सभ्यता और संस्कृति के संरक्षण की बात करते हो उसकी समृद्धि और विकास की बात करते हो परंतु आप उस भाषा में अपनी सामग्री उपलब्ध कराते हो जिससे भारत के माथे पर कलंक की तरह थोपी गई है और वह है अंग्रेज़ी ।
    एक व्यक्ति आकर हिंदी में अरबी फारसी के मिश्रण पर 1 घंटे का प्रवचन झाड़ देते हैं और फिर उस व्यक्ति कही और ढूंढो तो केवल अंग्रेजी में ही बात करते नज़र आएंगे ।
    अंग्रेजी से ना तो हमारा कोई रक्त का संबंध है और न सभ्यता का जो भाषाएं हमारी मां के समान है वही हमें सर्वप्रिय है। तो कृपया वास्तव में भारतीय संस्कृति व सभ्यता के संरक्षक व प्रचारक बनिए या फिर कोरा ढोंग और पाखंड मत कीजिए।
    जय हिंदी जय भारत जय हिंद

    1. There are many provinces in India where Hindi is not spoken as they have their own equally great languages like Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Oriya and Bangla, etc. besides Marathi, Gujarati and whole lot of dialects. Besides, the quality of Hindi spoken now-a-days is very poor. There is hardly anyone who speaks good Hindi. We can not take pride in the quality of Hindi largely spoken these days. Almost everyone uses wrong pronunciation of Hindi words besides using 90 per cent Urdu words.The present day Hindi does not represent our great past. There is an urgent need to make corrections and improvements in our Hindi language. It will take huge effort and time. At the same time we can consider promoting Sanskrit language. We can also promote study of Vedas and Upnishads in in our schools and colleges.

      However, at present, I suggest we should continue to use English language as single unifying language across the country. It is high time we stopped hating English language. This will also help us to propagate and spread awareness of our great ancient past around the globe.

      By speaking English we do not become less Indians. We should expand our horizon and globalize.

      1. Thank you for a very very correct reply which shows that unlike people of hindi states – you have respect and sensitivity for the whole of India and other indian languages – especially sanskritam. It fills me with great anger – this arrogance of hindi speakers ( im originally from u.p. but am fluent in tamil, kannada, bengali, odiya and sanskritam) for whom it is Hindi=Hindu=Hindustan ONLY and just because they are a majority which speaks different types of hindi ! In our ashram school sanskrit is compulsory from KG level and Sanskritam should be the Official National Language, not hindi.
        Many thanks again

      2. Suggesting to continue to use English language as single unifying language across the country at these times is relevant, but initiative to make Sanskritam as the Official National Language requires an movement where we have to come together to support the cause. An initiative must be taken to provoke the govt to make Sanskritam as a compulsory subject from grade 1st to 12th.
        such initiative can bring great changes in understanding the veds to the masses and cultivate Indic studies at least with in next 20 years.

  3. जी। हमारे ढोंग और पाखंड के लिए हमें क्षमा कीजिये। ईश्वर आपको समृद्धि व् क्षमता दे भारत की संस्कृति और सभ्यता को सही मायनों में आगे बढ़ने की। हम जो कर सकते हैं वह ईश्वर की कृपा से करते रहेंगे। और हाँ … हमारे शुरुआती हिंदी चैनल को ज़रूर सब्सक्राइब कीजियेगा: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzN6wPVLWoP3qBO0Qa9PCdw

  4. – Your description under ABOUT US button talks about the work of Srijan foundation. For new visitors to Sarayu trust, this is confusing. What is Srijan foundation and how is it linked to Sarayu. A one liner to explain will help. For instance, if I were to donate I should know which one is the legal charity. I am proud of the work you all do. Want to help.
    – also your Sarayutrust.org website: the HOME, CONTACT buttons takes me to a contact screen to send message. But I keep gettig an error message when I send the message.

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