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Association for India's Development

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Formation  1991
Legal status  Charity
Website  www.aidindia.org
Main organ  Board of directors
Type  Volunteer movement
Region served  India
Founded  1991
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Purpose  Sustainable, Equitable and Just Development in the Republic of India
Motto  संघर्ष सेवा निर्माण | Courage Commitment Change
Founders  Aravinda Pillalamarri, Ravi Kuchimanchi
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The Association for India's Development, Inc. (AID) is a secular charity organization based in the United States which promotes "sustainable, equitable and just development". AID has won several awards for its work, including the 'Global Impact Award' by the prominent newspaper 'The Times of India'.

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Activities

AID supports grassroots organizations in India in interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice. AID focuses on a rights-based approach and is in solidarity with prominent people's movements and social workers of India. AID promotes Gandhiji's idea of "being the change that you wish to see in the world" inspiring people to support fair trade, organic products, question injustice and decrease their ecological footprints. AID works towards Ambedkar's vision of equality for all enshrined in India's Constitution.

Organization in the United States

AID consists of a decentralized network of chapters which raise and utilize funds independently. There were 36 chapters in 2010 with a total volunteer strength of around 1000. The major activities of U.S. chapters are raising funds, reviewing and supporting projects in India and informing and mobilizing their communities about important social and developmental issues in India. There were about 100 projects actively supported by AID chapters in 2010.

Jeevansaathis

The Jeevansaathi program began in 1998 to enable and encourage AID volunteers to engage in full-time social work. AID Jeevansaathis make a commitment to work on development issues, being part of AID's network and opening up new directions for AID to explore. Only AID volunteers are eligible to become Jeevansathis. Currently AID has seven Jeevansaathis.

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Association for India's Development Wikipedia


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