Message by Dr. Aabha Chaudhary(Chairperson)

As Anugraha completes its glorious 17 years, our team rejoices with a sense of satisfaction & achievement. With a modestbeginning from a rural health camp in Tehri Garhwal in 1999 to becoming a lead collaborating agency with State, Central Govt. & international agencies, Anugraha had an awesome journey. Realizing Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s mission & vision of “Bringing Love & Grace in peoples’ lives”, we have endeavored to cover a large spectrum of issues in holistic health care & rural community development.
I express deep gratitude to all those who expressed their faith in our Mission and supported our philanthropic activities. We continue to impact lives of the underprivileged through Bal Shiksha, Bal Aarogya, Samvedna, Swabhiman Kendra projects, to name a few. However, we realize the need to expand our horizons further to cover remote, backward & poverty stricken regions of India and foster women empowerment, active ageing, sustained livelihood programs for youth, not to forget holistic health care to children.
Active contribution & support from volunteers, retd. persons, eminent experts, well wishers and media have continuously inspired and energised us to follow our dream, despite hardships. We continue to strive towards the mission of “Ageing with Dignity” & Promoting “Active & Productive ageing” among the senior citizens.
Hoping for your continuous guidance & support in our endeavors.

Profile of Dr. Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson

The Honorary Chairperson and founder secretary of Anugraha, is entrusted with the overall responsibility of carrying out the aims and objectives of the organization. She is an alumni of Lady Shri Ram College and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Based on her outstanding professional achievements, she was awarded fellowship by Rotary International foundation to visit California, USA. An internationally renowned expert and PhD holder in gerontology and gender issues, she has worked as a consultant with UN and Government agencies, conducted research on innovative themes and published papers on community development. She has edited two books titled “Active Ageing in the New Millennium” & “Coping with Ageing: Emerging issues & Strategies in India & South Asia”.

She has been invited as resource person and has made presentations in about two -dozen National and International forums in USA, Malta, Canada, Spain, Mauritius, China, Japan, Thailand, India, etc. As organizing secretary, she has convened many National Seminars, Regional Workshops & an International Conference. She ia a member of core group, NHRC and State Council for Older Persons, Govt. of Delhi NCT. She enjoys long experience of working on CSR projects. As an accomplished trainer with innovative training skills and ‘hands-on’ experience, she has conducted several programs with Ministry of social justice & empowerment, ONGC, other Navratna PSUs. She is a visiting faculty in Dept. of social sciences, Nihon University, Tokyo.