Founder

Introduction

Mrs Janki Vasant
Founder of Samvedana

Life changed for her at an early age being one of the passenger hostage of the PANAM flight hijacked at Karachi in 1986.  This incident brought her close to real values of life, recognized true human nature and interconnectedness with others.

“If You have a purpose, means will follow” –  With this philosophy she has dedicated her life to the underprivileged, eventually working towards modifying lives and environments.

A passionate deep seeded trust that education empowers drives her to reach out to the children. With a Moto- ‘Not just education, but quality education is the right of every child’, She founded Samvedana; a platform to create opportunities and interdependence through inclusive synergy. Her area of focus are strengthening and adding values to  the Public Education system, Infant Nourishment – early care and Skill training.

Samvedana’s tag line says it all…  Give your compassion a name.

Last March, on international women’s day, she received ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’, a national honour from President of India.

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My Story

While India is undergoing radical changes, Janki believes- the personal choices made by the citizens would lead us to either more greed, isolation and suffering or to more love, compassion and happiness.


Life changed for her at an early age being one of the passenger hostage of the Panam flight hijacked at Karachi in 1986. This incident brought her close to real values of life, taught her what really matters in life OR actually things that really DON’T matter in life!

Her compassion was first channelized back in 2001, when Gujarat was destroyed post earthquake. She volunteered overall coordination of an earthquake shelter, where over 20,000 earthquake victims stayed and thrived for 2 months.

A passionate deep seeded trust that education empowers drives her to reach out to the children. With a Moto- ‘Not just education, but quality education is the right of every child, She founded Samvedana in 2003; a platform to create opportunities and interdependence through inclusive synergy.
Her area of focus are strengthening the Public Education system, Infant Nourishment – early care and Skill training for the integrated development of socially and economically deprived children, youth and women.

Samvedana, over the years and through its varied and timely interventions, has nurtured a potent ecosystem that adds value toall involved- be it children/youth from extreme poverty, their families or volunteers from privileged sections! It’s their great satisfaction to have this number constantly grow over the years from 30 children to over 2 lac at present!

Being a constant learner is what constantly evolves her, last September she was at Stanford University for a non profit management course on full scholarship.

” If You have a purpose, means will follow”- With this philosophy she has dedicated her life to the underprivileged, eventually working towards modifying lives and environments.
 

She received a most prestigious National Honour; ‘ Nari Shakti Puraskar 2016’, by President of India at Rashtrapatibhavan on this International women’s day.