Satbodh Foundation, registered in 2022 under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, is a public charitable trust with several wings all dedicated to the cause of humanity. It works in multiple fields: yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, poverty alleviation, education, environment and women empowerment among others.
Spirit Yoga Foundation, an NGO and forerunner of Satbodh Foundation, worked for the empowerment of indigenous communities of Uttarakhand for years. Satbodh Foundation is treading the same path of service with even more zeal and vigour than before.
Selfless service being its watchword, Satbodh Foundation principally focuses on self-sustainability of the rural community by insightful management of natural resources. Health, education, environment and women empowerment is what Satbodh holds dear to its heart. In these public-spirited ventures, we feel fulfilled.
As we are charged with a mission, our objects are clear: serving the under-developed people, using our resources to the optimum. We do not discriminate on the basis of caste and creed, community and nationality. We visualize the entire humanity as one and we pledge to reach out to the needy, to those suffering. Although our principal mission is spiritual, we nonetheless work in fields like health, hygiene, education.
These two, combined, can ensure vigorous health- physical, mental, spiritual-of the rural people. The high-altitude regions being home to precious herbs and medicinal plants, we make the locals aware of their health utilities as home remedies for common ailments. Besides, we train them on yoga/pranayama practices which ensure unfailing health.
Women Empowerment: This is crucial for village development. Women must be trained to hone their skills as part of self-sustainability projects. Churning out skilled women is key to women empowerment. As per our experiences, they are eager to learn new skills to substantially add to their families’ earnings. We assist them as a mission.
Unhygienic living invites diseases in the rural areas. Inculcating the value of sanitation in the rural people is a paramount need for a disease-free, healthy community. We not just instill this in them but also contribute our mite in including it in the basic education in the mountain villages.
We are deeply concerned over the fast-vanishing heritage craft and skill which used to previously sustain the village life economically. These indigenous arts must be revived to bring back prosperity of the village communities. This is a crucial self-sustainability initiative for the impoverished village people. We are aware of our responsibility
Our present developmental focus is trained on the rural/ mountain areas of Uttarakhand. We work on self-sustainability projects with long-term vision. Mahatma Gandhi would stress on self-sustained villages and we are committed to helping the village communities develop by their own independent efforts. We, however, assist in government projects aside from executing CSR and our own programs with our resources.
Though our mission is great, our resources are limited. So, we are appealing to you all passionately to extend your small hand of help. It can and will developmentally transform the life of the village people of this mountain state. Your help, even if modest, may help bring back smiles on the pale faces of the struggling children and youth of this under-developed region.