Aapno Melo: Seva Mandir celebrates its Golden Jubilee with a huge community fair

In one of the highlights of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Seva Mandir held Aapno Melo, a large-scale community fair in Udaipur in November 2017. 1,500 villagers from the rural communities, staff from Seva Mandir and ...

Mohan Singh Mehta: An interview with Ajay Singh Mehta

As Seva Mandir marks its 50th anniversary, it seems appropriate to learn more about the visionary who founded the NGO.     We interviewed Ajay Singh Mehta, current President of Seva Mandir, in the room ...

Aapno Melo: What the villagers had to say

As well as a celebration of Seva Mandir’s 50th anniversary, Aapno Melo provided an opportunity for hundreds of villagers to sit together to discuss issues of concern to them all. Village meetings are, of course, ...

Making the most of precious water resources

On recent field trips to Kumbhalgarh and Kankroli we saw how Seva Mandir, with the help of two Indian corporate sponsors (Larsen & Toubro, and JK Tyres respectively), works with villagers to make the best ...

Seva Mandir’s Child Representative Programme

  Background Seva Mandir’s Child Representative Programme (CRP), funded by Plan, selects a number of (representative) children from deprived backgrounds in various villages and tracks their development in education and broader social skills until they ...

Seva Mandir’s scholarship project

The background In the remote tribal areas of southern Rajasthan, the state provision of education leaves a great deal to be desired. In these areas children often have no government school within easy reach, and ...

A strategic review of Seva Mandir

A high-level team of international development experts and academics from IMAGO Global Grassroots has carried out a strategic review of Seva Mandir at the request of its management.  The team assessed Seva Mandir’s past, present ...