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Heritage 2012

‘Into the Past, Onto the Future’, screamed the posters of the first inter-college development management festival organized by Tata-Dhan Academy(TDA), Madurai, called Heritage-2012. The motto of the event was to take urban India to rural Bharat. And it did just that. The inaugural function was simple, yet proud. The stage was decorated with traditional ‘thoranas’. […]

One Village-One Variety scheme launched

One Village- One Variety scheme, a project on Cotton Cultivation was launched in Sengapadai Village, Thirumangalam, Taluk, and Madurai District on 09.08.2012. This scheme of Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is implemented in Sengapadai and surrounding villages by DHAN Foundation, under its rainfed agricultural development program. The Thirumangalam Uzavar Maamandram, the federation of rainfed farmers […]

Reviving traditional foods


India is known for “silent hunger”, a catchy phrase meaning nutritional insecurity, especially in its poor and rainfed areas. Fortunately nutritious small millets are grown in such areas and these crops have immense potential for providing nutrition to poor under-nourished people and for improving the general health of the public.


India Water Week

DHAN Foundation, Madurai took part in a week long “India Water Week” convened by Minsitry of Water Resources, Government of India, New Delhi. The event got organized at Vigyan Bhavan, India Habitat Center and Central Board of Irrigation and Power(CBIP)between 10th April 2012 to 14th April,2012. The inauguration was done by Shri.Manmohan Singh, Honorable […]

DHAN Foundation bags Jindal Prize 2011

DHAN Foundation bags Jindal Prize 2011 for its contributions in rural development and poverty alleviation. The prize carries a cash contribution of Rs. 1 crore to further its initiatives. The Jindal Prize has been instituted by Dr. Sitaram Jindal to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by individuals or organisations for the welfare […]

Reflective meet on the Budget-2012-2013

A budget is an important concept of microeconomics, which is a financial plan with a list of all planned expenses and revenue. In simple terms it is plan for savings borrowing and spending. For planning the development of a country, budget plays a crucial role. To drive the importance of budget to the various actors […]

Institutional Brief and Way Forward

I am happy to share the institutional achievements last year to all DHANites. The year was good for DHAN, not only we were able make to make salient achievements but also our work being recognized well, the feather in the cap of all being the Sitharam Jindal award to the organization which carried a prize […]

Step towards the future – Building on the learning

The Fourteenth Retreat event of DHAN Foundation was organized on March 19-22, 2012 in the Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium at Naryanamoorthy Center for Excellence, Hebbal Mysore, a training centre for new recruits for Infosys established in a sprawling 300 acre campus with good infrastructure for training. As innovation is one of the core values of the […]

Personality Perfection Camp

Humane Trust, Madurai conducts value building camp to children every year. This year a “Personality Perfection Camp” was conducted for the benefit of students of 6th to 10th class from villages/slums in and around Madurai. The duration of the camp was from 10 – 12th May 2010 for which students were asked to assemble at […]

Madurai Marathon 2009

It was in August 2008 when I was assigned to take up my new role in Centre for Facilitating Philanthropy, I was also indicated to be the Event Manager for Madurai Marathon – 09. Further, the targets were to raise one crore as funds and a lakh people participation. My first reaction for this was […]