The work of a Seva Mandir Bal Sakhi

Bal Sakhis are young women from the villages who receive intensive training from Seva Mandir to enable them to work with new mothers in the villages on childcare and health. We went to meet one ...

Amivada Satyagraha

This is not a sensational story, nor a story of revolution overnight, nor of a charismatic leader. Yet it is a powerful story, about very ordinary, poor peasants deciding to work towards the development and ...

A Time of Change at Seva Mandir

This autumn will see two changes at the head of Seva Mandir. Shailendra Tiwari, General Secretary, pays tribute to the outgoing Chief Executive Priyanka Singh, and President Ajay Mehta, and introduces Ronak Shah and Janat ...

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 ...