Rural Development


With an estimated 70% of her population living in villages, India can only advance if the village community is empowered. Thus the Society has adopted an integrated approach to the many aspects of community life, such as health, education, vocational training and economic growth in the country’s villages.


All Events

Access Alumni Workshop...

30-04-2019

From April 30 to May 3, 2019, the US Embassy, New Delhi, partnered American Councils for International Education to conduct a regional workshop for...

SARVAM Students...

22-04-2019

On April 22 and 24, 2019, the English Access Micro Scholarship Program students celebrated the International Earth Day and Zero Shadow Day.

SARVAM Participation at...

11-04-2019

On April 11 & 12, 2019, SARVAM coordinator attended a two-day India Roundtable organized by Shanti Ashram, Coimbatore, on the topic ‘Nurturing...

SIRD Director Visit and...

26-03-2019

On March 26, 2019, the Director of State Institute of Rural Development visited SATYAM Centre. A General Health Camp for Women was conducted on March...

‘International Women...

09-03-2019

On March 9 and 10, 2019, two programmes were organized at SARVAM to celebrate the International Women Day – one in which the students of the...

SARVAM Meet for...

23-02-2019

On February 23, 2019, SARVAM hosted a traditional games meet in association with JCI Club to commemorate International Women’s Day, which laid...

SARVAM Digital and...

22-02-2019

SARVAM organized a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme for 15 members of the core team from the project villages on February 22–24, 2019.

SARVAM Digital and...

03-02-2019

SARVAM organized a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme for more than 400 women from Poothurai and Perambai project villages on February 3, 2019.

SARVAM Foundation and...

02-02-2019

SARVAM celebrated its Foundation Day on February 2, 2019, and commemorated the 14 years of its integral rural development initiatives.

SARVAM Orientation...

22-01-2019

SARVAM conducted an orientation session for students and faculty of Madras School of Social Work on January 22, 2019.

SARVAM Access Students...

19-01-2019

On January 19, 2019, SARVAM organized a trip to Mahabalipuram for the English Access Microscholarship students.

SARVAM Workshop on...

19-01-2019

On January 19, 2019, a training workshop on learning disabilities was conducted for teachers, parents and volunteers at SARVAM by Azim Premji...

SARVAM Access Mid-Term...

27-12-2018

SARVAM conducted the Second Mid-Term Intensive Session for the English Access students for 4 days from December 27–30, 2018.

SARVAM Students’...

08-12-2018

SARVAM conducted an awareness and community service programme for the English Access Scholarship students on December 8, 2018, at Fraternal Life...

SARVAM Trip to Thanjavur...

07-12-2018

Sri Aurobindo Rural & Village Action & Movement (SARVAM), an initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society, organized a tour for 70 community women in the...

SARVAM Access Alumni...

01-12-2018

On December 1 and 2, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, in partnership with NalandaWay Foundation, hosted a two-day “South India Youth...

‘International Day for...

25-11-2018

On November 25, 2018, the students of the English Access MicroScholarship Program at SARVAM participated in the ‘International Day for the...

Fourth Anniversary of...

24-11-2018

On November 24, 2018, the SARVAM Community FM Radio Station in Tamil, ‘Pudiya Udayam’ celebrated its fourth anniversary. To commemorate the...

L&T Financial...

22-10-2018

SARVAM, in association with L&T Financial Services, conducted a one-day Data Collection Workshop for their village coordinators on October 22, 2018.

Awareness Programme on...

17-10-2018

SARVAM, in association with Shanti Ashram, conducted an awareness programme on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) on October...

Access Training of...

21-09-2018

On September 21, 2018, a teachers’ training workshop was conducted for English as a part of the English Access Micro Scholarship Program at SARVAM.

International Day for...

16-09-2018

On September 16, 2018, 70 students learning English as a part of the English Access Micro Scholarship Program participated in the International Day...

SARVAM Hosts Women...

12-09-2018

On September 12, 2018, SARVAM hosted a women empowerment programme as a part of the JCI Week, which laid emphasis on creating opportunities, space...

Students Commemorate US...

02-09-2018

On September 2, 2018, all the 100 children learning English as a part of the English Access Micro Scholarship Program celebrated the US Labor Day by...

SARVAM Participation at...

29-08-2018

SARVAM Directors attended a Practitioners Training Course on Social Return on Investment (SROI) at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Leadership Development...

Access Workshop by...

15-07-2018

On July 15, 2018, 10 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and two coordinators conducted English classes for the SARVAM students as a part of...

SARVAM Digital and...

11-07-2018

SARVAM organized a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme for 51 women leaders from 15 project villages on July 11, 2018.

SARVAM Participation in...

21-06-2018

To mark the International Yoga Day, SARVAM organized a yoga performance at 5 centres with 700 children on June 21, 2018.

SARVAM Mid-term...

26-05-2018

A mid-term intensive session of English Access Micro-Scholarship Program was conducted at Satyam Campus of SARVAM from May 26–28, 2018.

Governor of Tamil Nadu...

18-05-2018

The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Banwarilal Purohit visited the SARVAM summer camp site at Poothurai on May 18, 2018.

SARVAM Summer Camp 2018

07-05-2018

SARVAM’S 10th Annual Summer Camp was held from May 7 to 24, 2018.

SARVAM Participation in...

10-03-2018

On March 10 and 11, 2018, Pondicherry Science Forum conducted a workshop in Puducherry on Zero-Shadow Day (ZSD) for teachers, technical professionals...

Awareness Programme and...

01-03-2018

On March 7, 2018, SARVAM organized a motivational programme to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness, hygiene and the need for toilets in...

SARVAM Women’s...

12-01-2018

From January 12 to 15, 2018, SARVAM organized a Cultural Programme for the women of all the 18 villages under its project area. More than 450 women...

SARVAM at All-India...

09-01-2018

The US Consulate has been sponsoring an English Access Microscholarship Programme since 2013 in the SARVAM villages for school students, and 250...

SARVAM ATHLETIC MEET FOR...

09-12-2017

SARVAM organized a day-long Sports Day for more than 400 students from all its 18 project villages on December 31, 2017. This and similar events are...

SARVAM ATHLETIC MEET FOR...

09-12-2017

SARVAM organized a multi-sport event for the elderly women belonging to various project villages. This programme took place on December 9, 2017, in...

SARVAM Employment and...

01-09-2017

With the objective of bringing about economic and social development of women and improving their status in the community the programme for Women...

‘Money...

11-07-2017

SARVAM is organizing a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme called ‘Money Matters’ for three batches of 40 women each on July 11–12, 14,...

Launch of the Training...

17-06-2017

SARVAM has joined hands with Ashoka Innovators for the Public (Ashoka) group to start a comprehensive ‘Nourishing Schools’ project in the 18...

SARVAM Summer Camp 2017

15-04-2017

From April 15 to May 30, 2017, SARVAM conducted a Summer Camp in two batches for the children that belong to the villages under their care and...

SARVAM Summer Camp 2017

14-04-2017

From April 15 to May 30, 2017, SARVAM conducted a Summer Camp in two batches for the children that belong to the villages under their care and...