SREI Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust founded in the year 2009. The Trust has been registered under section 12 (A) of the Income Tax Act and also obtained certificate of exemption under section 80 (G) under Income Tax Act 1961.
The act of cultivating generosity stems from a sense of caring, nourishing, improving and enhancing the quality of life for human beings. This philosophy has inspired many towards altruism and selfless giving to the society. A modest effort on this path has been taken by shaping up of a Foundation which is actively engaged in deliberating and practising humble service to humanity on a sustainable basis. The journey started decades back with the conviction and self-belief of Dr. H. P. Kanoria who laid the cornerstones of an institution while transforming his desire of virtuous giving into practise.
In the initial decade the social activities were concentrated around community development & social assistance by funding the cause of the people in and around the community. These gestures were need and situation based and hence, ad-hoc in nature. Progressively, the focus shifted to structuring the philanthropic interest in a formal body and thus, Srei Foundation – a charitable trust, got institutionalised in 2009. Dr. H. P. Kanoria, Chairman of the trust has been instrumental in keeping the spirit of service to humanity alive and believes that “Good management policies are not only about profitability or guarding interests of the Stakeholders or to be Customer Centric, but future centric, people centric, environment centric and above all value centric.”
SREI Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust which was founded in the year 2009 with a vision of creating a world free of struggle and poverty, filled with happiness, peace, prosperity and good health.
SREI Foundation emphasis as its mission, “Service to Humanity”, by providing medical assistance, educational support, healthy sanitation, developing hospitals, schools, medical centers, etc.
In last 10 years, 13 World Confluences of Humanity, Power & Spirituality have been organized, which were bedazzled by the presence of eminent people from different walks of life and were applauded by dignitaries around the world. This confluence is not religion oriented. Emphatically it is for humanity, peace, harmony and happiness.
Srei Foundation extends monetary grants and other assistance to NGOs, beneficiaries, cooperatives, philanthropies, and such others who can be suitable partners in implementing projects for social welfare across the sectors. Its philosophy,“Service to the society has always been and will be the guiding star of life”. Further, during spiritual fares the Foundation voluntarily distributes clothes and food among the commuters as a regular practice.
The Trust is committed to contributing towards programs that will lead to sustainable outcomes and impacts for the global community. To achieve these goals, it invests resources by strategically partnering with non-profits and non-government organizations (NGO) that have demonstrated expertise and ability to magnify positive outcomes through action.
Since its inception, the trust has continuously pursued its objective through promotion of education (academic, technical and moral), health, housing, socio-economic support and awakening/empowering women, free holistic treatments and assistance to various NGOs in their respective causes. With major emphasis on underserved population & communities the foundation also supports setting up of schools, colleges, and medical and scientific research institutions along with extended opportunities to deserving students for preliminary and higher education through various channels. It has created a Srei Scholarship Fund for the Sanskrit learning programme which was initiated in collaboration with Boston University.
It has tied up with various social bodies to help the meritorious students from the economically weaker sections of the society for further studies. While treading the path of virtuous giving, the foundation has extended its services to certain universities offshore for different causes. To support the cause of building social institutions, advance loan was provided for construction of houses, marriage of poor girls, and other social essentials.
Amidst changing perception and shifting paradigms in the practices of social service, Srei Foundation has embarked upon the voyage of motivating people to cultivate and integrate the inner values and the outer being, to discern the love of family, of humanity and the world, and to view them as one in a journey towards happiness and service. This can only be possible by bringing the attention of people to the universal language of love, compassion and humanity, walking the path of righteousness and imbibing the essence of human values, and our rich culture and religious heritage.
The foundation has created a platform – World Confluence of Humanity, Power & Spirituality – to communicate this message to the mankind. Every year through this platform a wide variety of disciplines and personages represent different streams of thoughts and subjects with the intention to include all facets of psycho-physical and intellectual activity that have a bearing on the enrichment of human existence and awareness of the core meaning and purpose of life.
Besides directly taking up socially and spiritually sustainable initiatives individually, Srei Foundation also extends facilitation & support to various businesses of Srei and its group companies to drive their CSR initiatives independently (along with the identified clusters such as education & skills development, health, development through spirituality and also other emerging areas with scope of development). The members of Srei Universe, along with the surrounding communities and institutions, internalize this perspective. The foundation will be proactively engaged with the corporate employees, customers and communities.
A world free of struggle and poverty and filled with love, happiness, peace, prosperity and good health. A vibrant world with empowered and ignited minds, a Nation with growth and development imbibing Humanity and Spirituality in all facets of everyday life.
To serve society and humanity with a view to bring about a change in the attitude by following a path of righteousness in fostering peace, harmony and brotherhood to build a sustainable society. To live and let live in a united world encompassing and respecting all other religions and human values while embracing economic growth for the development of the Nation.
SREI Foundation is engaged in multifarious activities with a dynamic approach towards creating value and developing building blocks for the nation. The three major areas of activity are:-
SREI Foundation has been working in the field of Education with the spur to nurture talent & opportunity among the youth of our nation. In view of the prominent growth in global demand for accountants the Foundation has collaborated with Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Victoria, Australia, for conferring Postgraduate diploma in Accounting and Financial Control.
SREI Foundation endeavours to alleviate the marginalized people of the society and has provided financial support for marriages and other social obligations of those in need. Besides, it has promoted cultural, social &environmental awareness through various programmes and seminars and distribution of books.