My vision to start Navratan was not only about being a philanthropist but also to fulfil a dream of creating a platform to help the less fortunate. The transition from my corporate role to dedicating my energies to the foundation has been a satisfying journey so far.
I wish to leave a legacy of making Individual Social Responsibility as a goal in life. The community need us as we can help to lay the foundation of a strong, robust society.
Women skill Training and Empowerment, Adult and Child Education, Talent Enhancement and Mental Health awareness are areas of focus for the NGO at the moment. We also run annual campaigns on sustainable issues like planting trees, distribution of winter blankets and sweaters to the underprivileged and currently making and distributing free face masks and getting the frontline workers vaccinated.
Some of my happy moments are when children from our slum school fluently recite poems, when women from our tailoring centre start earning and become self-reliant and when a 50-year-old adult learns to read and write.
I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep...
We are supporting out of school children and Adult education. We believe that the whole purpose of education is to provide a life skill to the child.
Women empowerment starts with supporting skill development. We belive that acquiring a skill is the foundation for self-reliance and economic independence.
We support and provide a platform to talent in music we belive that it is a therapy for community engagement and an opportunity for all to tell their story.
Mental health is an integral part of the overall wellbeing of every individual. It is the absence of mental illnesses.
Music has been with us for thousands of years as a form of entertainment, mode of communication and celebration of life. Jo aaye Vo gaye is a platform conceptualized by Navratan to recognize Music as a medium for community bonding.
Samarpan is a platform for recognition of social causes and people who work tirelessly for the betterment of society. As the name suggests, Samarpan is the culmination of all work done by the foundation throughout the year.
To make a humble contribution in society and help the children, Navratan GyanPeeth was formed. It is an informal school with 126 children in the age group of 3-12 years gaining education and skills that help shape them holistically.
Shikshit Mahila, Unnat Rashtra
At Navratan, we believe that one should never stop learning because life never stops teaching and education sees no age. The primary purpose of adult education is to provide a second chance for those who are poor in society or who have lost access to education for other reasons to achieve social justice and equal access to education.
One cannot emphasize enough on the importance of women empowerment through skill development. While corporate India is focusing on upskilling and reskilling with the increasing use of technology, majority of the workforce in India is in the informal sector. Navratan’s flagship programme ‘’Astitva’’was designed with a vision that skill development as a vehicle for women’s empowerment can prove most powerful. The objective was to help the underprivileged women who have been marginalized and have no access to any skill for their livelihood. Navratan in 2009 created a programme called ‘Astitva’ which provides vocational and skill development to the underprivilege women helping them to achieve financial independence. As of today, more than 9000 women beneficiaries have taken advantage of the programme.
For some volunteering is about giving, but for Navratan it is a way of living. Navratan Foundation invites you to join in our journey to bring Smiles, by lifting others, for it is in giving that we receive.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. As Buddha said -You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. DayaRani is a humble attempt to make you meet the Real you. DayaRani is a platform for mental health awareness started by Priti Srivastava in tribute to her parents. She is one of the few corporate leaders who have successfully managed to combine professional life with her individual social responsibility. A Lady Shri Ram alumna, her work on gender equality, women empowerment and as Sustainable Growth Mentor to Navratan Foundations is well known. She believes that the key to good mental health is the ability to be emotionally resilient in the face of stressful changes. DayaRani has a vision to create sensitivity in the community that mental health is as important as your physical health.