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

World Children Day

19-11-2022

A Poster Activity on World Children Day and Day of Prayer and Action for Children(DPAC)

Capacity building exercise by TISS

09-11-2022

A one-day training programme by TISS faculty on capacity building to the coordinators and volunteers

Children’s Day Celebrations at...

06-11-2022

A weeklong celebration on account of Children’s day

Workshop on skills needed to work...

26-10-2022

A one-day workshop on the skills needed to workunder pressure for SARVAM coordinators and volunteers

World Food Day Celebrations

16-10-2022

A weeklong celebration on account of World Food Day

International Day for Poverty...

08-10-2022

A weeklong celebration on account of International Day for Poverty Eradication

Distribution of Scholarship and...

07-10-2022

Scholarships for students and livelihood support for SHG woman totally worth Rs. 86,000

Awareness program on International...

29-09-2022

SARVAM villages observed international heart day with programs promoting awareness about the importance of a healthy heart...

Awareness program on Eat Right &...

23-09-2022

One liner about the workshop or event: Eg: SAS was bestowed with the “Award of Excellence” at the 26th Internatinal Yoga...

Observing World Peace Day at the...

20-09-2022

A 5-day awareness programme organised on account of World Peace Day

US Consulate General’s Cultural...

17-09-2022

Two-day visit of Scott E. Hartmann, The Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai

Improve Nutrition, Health and...

08-09-2022

A 2-day orientation and training program for 200 SHG women

Inauguration of the Micro...

02-09-2022

Chairman of the Vanur Block inaugurates the Micro Processing Food Unit at Poothurai

National Nutrition Week...

01-09-2022

A weeklong celebrations on account of National Nutritional Week

Find Happiness in Everyday Life

25-08-2022

A 3-day workshop for about 25 AuroSakhis and coordinators

Creating Awareness on TB through...

24-08-2022

A one-day Workshop on Creating Awareness on TB to Community through Community Radio to CRS Representatives, organized in...

Workshop on Managing Anger in...

22-08-2022

A three-day ToT Work Shop on Managing Anger in Everyday Life for 25 Auro Sakhis and Coordinators

Capacity-building programme for...

18-08-2022

A day long training programme for teachers on child safety in association with Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore

SARVAM celebrates Sri Aurobindo's...

01-08-2022

SARVAM conducted a series of activities to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and India’s 75th...

Exposure cum Educational visit

23-07-2022

Around 475 students belonging to SARVAM participated in this 2-day exposure cum educational visit

Workshop on Food Safety &...

12-07-2022

A 2-day workshop on Food Safety & Nutrition Security conducted by Tamil Nadu Government Food Safety Officer

Nutrition for Better Life-...

09-07-2022

A training programme to highlight nutrition for better life to Auro Sakhis by the expert trainer Dr.Ajantha Parameswari

Award function for the soft toy...

22-06-2022

A simple yet elegant function was organized to award the participants of the soft toy training programme

International yoga day...

19-06-2022

Celebration Activity on International yoga Day for 400 students

ToT - Training Program for Auro...

18-06-2022

A training programme to highlight the importance of nutrition to Auro Sakhis, SARVAM

International Environmental Day...

06-06-2022

Around 125 students participated in the awareness and Drawing Activity conducted as part of International Environmental Day

Four-Day Intensive session for the...

31-05-2022

Around 120 students were given intensive training for 4 days as part of their second term in collaboration with the US...

Eye Surgery Camp

27-05-2022

Cataract surgery performed on 30 people belonging to Poothurai and adjoining villages in association with Aravind Eye...

Sri Aurobindo and Nationalism –...

24-05-2022

An orientation programmme to the school students by Shri Shankaran, Ashram Volunteer and Shri Aurobindo’s study camp...

Orientation on Sri Aurobindo and...

21-05-2022

A orientation Program to the Auro Sakhis by Dr. Palanithurai , Gandhi Gram Rural University, on “Sri Aurobindo and...

International Museum Day...

18-05-2022

An awareness and drawing activity for students from 12 villages were conducted to celebrate the International Museum Day

SARVAM Summer Camp - 2022

15-05-2022

A 4-week summer camp for around 750 students

Workshop for Auro Sakhis

12-05-2022

A 3-day workshop to bring in new leaders

Intensive training session for the...

10-04-2022

A 4-day intensive programm for the English Access students

Digital Sakhis awarded certificate...

30-03-2022

Certificates distributed to 100 DS by Ms. Apurva Rathod, Group Head - Secretarial & CSR and Sustainability, LTFS

Exposure Visit to Planetarium

13-03-2022

One day trip for 100 SARVAM students to Dr. Abdul Kalam Science Centre & Planetarium

SARVAM celebrates International...

07-03-2022

International Women’s Day celebrations by SARVAM to honour the women folk

Certificate of Appreciation...

25-02-2022

Certificates distributed to 100 digital sakhis by Dr. G. Natchiar, Director, Aravind Eye Hospital.

Educational Tour for SARVAM Access...

20-02-2022

A day trip to know more about Gangai Konda Chozhapuram was organized and nearly 120 students joined the educational trip.

Observing Financial Literacy Week

14-02-2022

SARVAM observes Financial literacy week with their Digital Sakhis

SARVAM celebrates its 17th birthday

02-02-2022

Annual day function of SARVAM, SAS in Satyam community center, Poothurai, Villupuram

Digital Sakhi set up E-Seva Kendras

14-01-2022

Inauguration of 11 E-Seva Kendran by Digital Sakhis at their villages

Class Observation & Training for...

31-12-2021

Class observation and Training for the Access Teachers took place in Satyam Training Centre.

Soft toys training for the rural...

28-12-2021

A training for 13 days was given to the rural women with the support of Rural Self Employment Training Institute for making...

Motivation Program for the Digital...

27-12-2021

A motivational programme for the digital sakhis by the Manager, Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Villupuram

A Day Trip for the SARVAM Students

26-12-2021

A day trip to know more about Pondicherry was organized and nearly 120 students joined the educational trip.

Importance of Screening and...

20-12-2021

Around 20 young mothers participated in this online programme where correcting of ENT challenges in Early Childhood were...

Enhancement activity on Christmas...

19-12-2021

Around 110 students participated in this programme

Awareness on COVID-19 by Red Cross

17-12-2021

Around 50 students participated in the COVID-19 awareness programme that was organized along with Red Cross

E-Service Center Training for...

10-12-2021

A 5-day training for 33 digital sakhis for setting up of E-Service Centres

Food kit distribution to 1000...

10-12-2021

About 1000 families from 24 villages received the food kits that was organized in collaboration with HDFC

US Consul General Visit to...

06-12-2021

Around 20 students, 5 Teachers and Access Coordinators participated as a part of the English Access program

Interactive Session on ‘Saying...

27-11-2021

Around 35 participated in the interactive session that was jointly organized by Shanti Ashram and SARVAM

Hygiene kit distribution to...

23-11-2021

A 4-day training for women volunteers to spread awareness on COVID-19 virus to Poothurai and surrounding villages

ToT for 30 Village Women

22-11-2021

SARVAM hosted a 4-day awareness ToT program for the 30 village women

Stress Management and Decision...

17-11-2021

Nearly 40 energetic and enthusiastic adolescent students participated in this one day awareness programme on stress...

Women entrepreneurs display their...

01-11-2021

As mark of motivation, LTFS Chennai arranged stalls in their office for the women of SARVAM villages to display their...

Awareness Programme on Poverty...

17-10-2021

Nearly 150 energetic and enthusiastic students participated in this one day awareness programme on poverty eradication

Boondein (Joy of Giving)

09-09-2021

Around 95 Digital sakhis were trained online in two batches by LTFS employees for various soft skills

Transformational Leadership...

07-09-2021

More than 50 students of SARVAM attended the transformation leadership workshop that was organized in collaboration with...

Basic Computer/E-Service Skills...

28-08-2021

Around 100 digital sakhis attended the basic computer and e-service skills training programme organized in association with...

Motivation Program for the...

17-08-2021

Motivational program for nearly 125 vulnerable women by National level trainers

Handwork training Programme for...

17-08-2021

Handwork training Program for nearly 55 women by experienced, certified trainer

Online Program for the Access...

12-08-2021

Online English Access training for nearly 100 students and 5 teachers by Ms. Zoe Benson, an Intern at the Public Affairs...

Job Preparedness training for the...

03-08-2021

Around 100 digital sakhi participated in the 3-day Job preparedness training programme.

Training on Sustainability for...

26-07-2021

SARVAM organized sustainability training for women entrepreneurs in association with LTFS, Mumbai

Entrepreneurship Training for...

15-07-2021

A 3-day training in entrepreneurial skills for the women entrepreneurs of Poothurai and surrounding villages.

Leadership Training for Digital...

08-07-2021

A 3-day leadership training program for more than 100 participants of ages between 25 and 40 at Satyam Campus, Poothurai.

Hygiene Kit Distribution to Women...

08-07-2021

Hygiene kits were distribution to around 620 women entrepreneurs and digital sakhis in 12 batches

International Day of Yoga...

21-06-2021

Around 120 participants comprising of all age groups participated the IDY ’21 at their Satyam Campus, Poothurai.

Online workshop for students and...

11-05-2021

Shanti Ashram conducts a 3-day online workshop for students and young mothers during the second phase of Corona

Earth Day Program

22-04-2021

Students of SARVAM participate in the Earth Day Program organized by the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai in association with...

Dialogue with Boys

19-04-2021

A series of workshop titled “Dialogue with Boys” conducted by Shanti Ashram for the children of SARVAM

Digital Sakhi Refreshment Training

12-04-2021

A 3-day refreshment training for 100 digital sakhis organized by SARVAM

Refreshment Training for...

17-02-2021

A 3-day refreshment training for coordinators of SARVAM

Annual Day Celebrations at SARVAM

02-02-2021

SARVAM celebrates Annual Day 2021

Motivation Program for Vulnerable...

30-01-2021

Motivational program for the vulnerable and the marginalized organized by SARVAM

A 3-day workshop on the topic...

28-01-2021

Basic training on computers and internet conducted by the Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC), sponsored by AICTE under...

“Art in Your Life “for...

25-01-2021

Virtual training series for the students of SARVAM organized along with Shanti Ashram, Coimbatore

Dialogue with Adolescent boys

20-01-2021

Counselling for adolescent body organized by SARVAM in association with Shanthi Ashram, Coimbatore

Transformational Leadership...

18-01-2021

SAS was bestowed with the “Award of Excellence” at the 26th Internatinal Yoga Festival

Children and Women celebrate...

14-01-2021

SARVAM hosted Pongal Celebrations for the children and women of Poothurai and surrounding villages

SARVAM’s gesture of solidarity...

04-01-2021

SARVAM helped the villagers of Karasanur to recover from the fire accident that almost made them homeless

Access Virtual Site Visit and...

23-12-2020

SARVAM and the English Access Microscholarship programme for current batch of 100 students

Report of The Convergence 2020

17-12-2020

SARVAM participated in ‘Convergence 2020’ - an annual refreshment training organized by L&T Financial Services Group.

Healthy Parenting during COVID-19...

30-11-2020

SARVAM in association with Shanthi Ashram conducted a virtual training on parenting

English Access Micro Scholarship...

09-11-2020

Fourth batch of English Access Micro Scholarship Program commences at SARVAM

Community Radio-Pudiya Udhayam...

01-11-2020

Deputy Director (IEC)-COVID 19 – Covid Awareness Program through Community Radio

Distribution of Digital kits to...

02-10-2020

SARVAM in association with L&T Financial Services, Mumbai, handed over the digital kits to the newly-trained 50 Digital...

Virtual Training for the...

03-09-2020

Online training programme for English Access teachers

COVID-19 Relief work in...

01-09-2020

Digital Sakhi distributing grocery kits as part of COVID-19 relief

Report on NPCI Training

20-08-2020

Two-day online training for Digital Sakhis by NPCI with the support of LTFS

SARVAM Celebrated International...

21-06-2020

SARVAM Celebrated International Day of Yoga online

COVID-19 Awareness Programme at...

09-06-2020

An awareness programme on COVID-19 was held on July 9, 2020, at the Sharanam Training Centre in Poothurai.

Online Competitions to Engage...

25-05-2020

Online competitions for about 100 students of Poothurai, Kadaperikuppam, Nesal villages

Covid19 Relief Activity Phase II

27-04-2020

Phase II of Covid19 Relief activities in SARVAM Villages

Covid 19 Relief Activity

06-04-2020

Covid 19 relief activity in Sarvam Project villages

Women’s day Celebration

11-03-2020

SARVAM and LTFS Women’s day Celebration

Partners Workshop to Establish...

26-02-2020

SARVAM participated in workshop on prevention of violence in children

Cancer Awareness Programme for...

19-02-2020

Cancer-awareness programme for the Women of Poothurai

Motivation & Refreshment visit for...

04-02-2020

Memorable conclusion of SARVAM’S annual day celebrations

SARVAM's Annual Day Celebration

02-02-2020

Annual Day Celebrations of SARVAM

Financial Assistance by Indian...

24-01-2020

Procuring bank loan to enhance business made easy for women entrepreneurs.

Digi Dhan Camp

21-01-2020

Digital Financial Literacy camp at Ravuthankuppam

Exhibition cum sale at...

21-01-2020

Art and Craft Exhibition cum Sale at Ravutankuppam

Recent Trends in Online...

20-01-2020

A one-day training programme on the recent trends in online transactions

End of Year Events of SARVAM

10-12-2019

SARVAM conducted a group of events for students and women entrepreneurs towards the end of the year

Dengue Awareness Programme

26-11-2019

A Dengue awareness programme was conducted for the village people in Satyam campus, Poothurai village. Dengue is the fastest...

Demonstration Programme On Fashion...

23-11-2019

Sarvam in Association with Inner Wheel club of Pondicherry, organized a demonstration programme for Fashion Technology with...

Digital Financial Training for...

18-11-2019

Sarvam in association with L&T Financial Services has implemented a project called Digital Financial Literacy in more than...

Auro Children’s Film Festival

10-11-2019

The Auro Children’s Film Festival was conducted by AuroMedia of Sri Aurobindo Society on account of Children’s Day for...

Digital Financial Literacy...

07-11-2019

Sarvam in association with LTFS has implemented a project entitled DIGITAL FINANCIAL LITERACY in various villages of...

Capacity Building Workshop on...

01-11-2019

A one-day training programme was conducted by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in Chennai for the...

Refreshment Training Programme for...

21-10-2019

Sarvam in association with L&T Financial Services has been executing the Digital Financial Literacy Programme in more than...

SARVAM_LTFS Digital Financial...

15-10-2019

Indian Bank conducted orientation programme for 400 village women entrepreneurs

EDP Training for Women...

14-10-2019

Digital Financial Literacy training for Women Entrepreneurs

Access Graduation Ceremony

28-09-2019

Students of Sarvam Children’s Corner get their English Access Microscholarship Program Certificate

Eye Camp at Satyam Campus

07-09-2019

Sarvam and Aravind Eye Hospital jointly organised eye camp for 300 villagers.

CONVERGENCE 2019 — Where Minds...

24-07-2019

SARVAM of Sri Aurobindo Society attended the Convergence 2019 annual event at Pune

SARVAM Conducted Women...

20-07-2019

Sri Aurobindo Rural & Village Action & Movement (SARVAM) of Sri Aurobindo Society conducted their next phase of Women...

Financial and Digital Training of...

10-06-2019

From June 10 to 14, 2019, SARVAM conducted 5-day training for 50 Digital Sakhis at the Satyam Campus, as a part of the...

Launch of the Digital Sakhi...

04-06-2019

On June 4, 2019, Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu Thiru Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the ‘Digital Sakhi’ programme of...

SARVAM Wins an International Award

17-05-2019

On May 17, 2019, SARVAM won the ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the fourth Annual Charity Awards, organized by Indian...

SARVAM Summer Camp 2019

01-05-2019

In May 2019, SARVAM’s 11th Annual Summer Camp was organized for over 300 students in the age group of 9 to 15 years.

Access Alumni Workshop ‘Journeys...

30-04-2019

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

SARVAM Students Celebrate...

22-04-2019

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

SARVAM Participation at the India...

11-04-2019

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

SIRD Director Visit and Medical...

26-03-2019

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

‘International Women Day’...

09-03-2019

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

SARVAM Meet for Vulnerable and...

23-02-2019

On February 23, 2019, SARVAM hosted a traditional games meet in association with JCI Club to commemorate International...

SARVAM Digital and Financial...

22-02-2019

SARVAM organized a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme for 15 members of the core team from the project villages on...

SARVAM Digital and Financial...

03-02-2019

SARVAM organized a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme for more than 400 women from Poothurai and Perambai project...

SARVAM Foundation and Annual Day...

02-02-2019

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

SARVAM Orientation Session for...

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 Trip to...

19-01-2019

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

SARVAM Workshop on Learning...

19-01-2019

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

SARVAM Access Mid-Term Intensive...

27-12-2018

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

SARVAM Students’ Community...

08-12-2018

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

SARVAM Trip to Thanjavur for the...

07-12-2018

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

SARVAM Access Alumni Students...

01-12-2018

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

‘International Day for the...

25-11-2018

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

Fourth Anniversary of Pudiya...

24-11-2018

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

L&T Financial Services’ Data...

22-10-2018

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

Awareness Programme on Poverty...

17-10-2018

SARVAM, in association with Shanti Ashram, conducted an awareness programme on the International Day for the Eradication of...

Access Training of Trainers (ToT)...

21-09-2018

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

International Day for the...

16-09-2018

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

SARVAM Hosts Women Empowerment...

12-09-2018

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

Students Commemorate US Labor Day...

02-09-2018

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

SARVAM Participation at the L&T...

29-08-2018

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

Access Workshop by Fulbright...

15-07-2018

On July 15, 2018, 10 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and two coordinators conducted English classes for the...

SARVAM Digital and Financial...

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 Intensive Session...

26-05-2018

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

Governor of Tamil Nadu visits...

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...

Awareness Programme and...

01-03-2018

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

SARVAM Women’s Cultural Programme

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...

SARVAM at All-India English Access...

09-01-2018

The US Consulate has been sponsoring an English Access Microscholarship Programme since 2013 in the SARVAM villages for...

SARVAM ATHLETIC MEET FOR ELDERLY...

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....

SARVAM ATHLETIC MEET FOR ELDERLY...

09-12-2017

SARVAM organized a multi-sport event for the elderly women belonging to various project villages. This programme took...

SARVAM Employment and Empowerment...

01-09-2017

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

‘Money Matters’—SARVAM...

11-07-2017

SARVAM is organizing a Digital and Financial Literacy Programme called ‘Money Matters’ for three batches of 40 women...

Launch of the Training of...

17-06-2017

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

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...

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...