Shanti Ashram, India

For the past 30 years, Shanti Ashram has been accompanying communities and individuals in their efforts to move out of poverty, address inequalities, build creative leaders and ensure sustained development. Through a commitment to constructive social action, the Ashram strives to serve as a catalyst to empower the different sections of rural communities, and the society at large.

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Sarvodaya, the Ashram was founded in 1986 by Dr. Aram and Mrs. Minoti Aram, along with fellow Gandhians. Locally, its work touches the lives of nearly 250,000 people today in the immediate service area. Standing alongside this service outreach is its collaborative work with over 215 institutions global and local.

Dr. Kezevino Aramtne, Director