Helping strengthen government preschool centres

  As readers of the e-newsletter will know, Seva Mandir runs about 260 Balwadis (preschool centres) which keep children safe so that their mothers and older siblings can work or attend school, and it offers ...

Kotra block: a snapshot of livelihoods

Kotra is one of the seven geographical regions in which Seva Mandir works and is the furthest from the NGO’s headquarters.  Its population is 95% tribal. Lagging on most development indicators and public services such ...

Seva Mandir 1968-2018: Celebrating our past, inspiring our future

Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, founder of Seva Mandir   Seva Mandir is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  Founded in April 1968 by Dr Mohan Sinha Mehta, it initially focused mainly on adult literacy, with ...

Women leaders bringing justice and reconciliation

Over the last decade, Seva Mandir has set up Women’s Resource Centres (WRCs) in many rural villages to give women a structured space for resolving the problems facing them, especially domestic violence.  The WRCs are ...

Rewarding local development heroes

The Umed Mal Lodha Memorial Trust was established in 1999 by Seva Mandir and the family of Mr Lodha, who strengthened wasteland development work at the NGO from 1986 until his death in 1999.  As ...

Udaipur Urja Initiatives and the Cookstove Project

The vast majority of families in southern Rajasthan use traditional stoves for cooking food, heating water and space, and preparing feed for cattle.  These stoves are traditionally three-stone fires on the ground or stoves built ...

India: A Personal Perspective – A Photographic Exhibition in Support of Seva Mandir

Tej Kunj, a private  house overlooking Lakes Pichola and Fatehsagar, played host to a photographic exhibition from 19 to 26 February 2016.  The exhibition was called ‘India: A Personal Perspective’.  The photographs on display were ...