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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Community Development

The culmination of all our community development efforts is Manjakkudi, a model village that bridges the rural-urban divide. A small village in Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, Manjakkudi is the birth place of our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

With two schools, both English and Tamil and an Arts and Science College, Manjakkudi has transformed itself into an educational hub with 5,000 students from the surrounding 300 villages coming and studying here.

Manjakkudi is also where IT major Wipro’s business process service (BPS) is located. The BPS provides local youth employment opportunities and puts them on par with their urban counterparts without them having to migrate to cities. Living and working in a smaller town, these executives are able to earn more and save more. All this translates to greater purchasing power and thereby a direct and positive impact on the rural economy.

In addition, AIM for Seva runs two vocational training centres in Tamil Nadu and three in Uttarakhand to empower women in rural India and also promote self reliance and financial independence. Some of these centres provide computer training so that rural Indians are as digitally savvy when compared to their urban counterparts.