SSMI is a secular, independent, non-profit society that serves women and children from under-privileged families and empowers them to realize their potential with dignity and pride. We provide high quality, holistic social services to those living in the slums of West and North-West Delhi through our free school, nutrition programme and health services, and provide vocational training and employment for women. We are also building the capability of the next generation of social entrepreneurs through our School of Social Enterprise.
SSMI is registered under the Societies Act 1860 (Regd. No S 2499/1964). SSMI is not affiliated to any national or international organization. Registered as the Swami Sivananda Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts, SSMI is managed by a Trust Board and an Executive Committee.
the history of SSMI
Founded in 1964 and later transferred to a four acre campus in East Punjabi Bagh, SSMI has a Vocational and Production Centre, a Free Primary and Secondary school and an Early Child Care and Education Center. The Vocational and Production Center for Women was funded by the German Foundation, Missorier. SSMI was a pioneer for imparting industrial training to women in the early 1970's.
The Founder of the society Mrs Varalakshmi Rao was a visionary and a disciple of Swami Sivananda, founder of the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh. When he passed away in 1963 Mrs Rao decided to build a Memorial Institute named after him.
In keeping with the the purpose and tradition laid down by our founder, SSMI today works in the areas of Nutrition, Women Empowerment and livelihood, Education and Health and provides services to over 20,000 people daily and employs over 300 people. The proceeds from Textile & Food production enterprises help finance the work SSMI does.
TRUST BOARD MEMBERS AND
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
|Ms. Reva NayyarChairman, SSMI||Former Secretary, Women and Child Development, GOI|
|Swami Nirliptananda Ji Ex-chairman||Divine Life Society|
|Swami Padmanabhananda Ji Member||General Secretary, Divine Life Society|
|Mr. K. Vijay Rao Member||Former CEO Epicenter Technologies & Ex. MD AT&T (GBSC) South Asia|
|Ms. K Sujatha RaoMember||Former Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, GOI|
|Ms. Anshu VaishMember||Former Secretary, School Education, GOI|
|Ms. Sindushree KhullarMember||Former, Secretary, Niti Ayog, GOI|
|Mr. Pradeep SethiMember||Managing Director, Corporate Insight Pvt. Ltd|
|Mr. Chander Shekhar GoelMember||Founder, Goel Engineering, Faridabad (India) ; General secretary IMT Industries Association, Faridabad|
|Mr. K. Ashok RaoEx-Offico||General Secretary, SSMI|
|Mr. Ranjeet Singh DugarMember||Treasurer, SSMI|
|Dr. Parul BhatnagarMember||Associate Professor, Dayalbagh Institute, Agra|
|Ms. Sunita BhasinDirector, SSMI||Director and Ex - officio member of the Trust Board SSMI|