“Samatvam” means Equality.
This vision of equality animating the makers of modern India, brought together yet another group of like-minded people in early 2020, to form Samatvam Trust. The Samatvam Trust is committed to:
equalising access to knowledge across different strata of Indian society.
This national goal, spelt out in Article 21A of the Indian Constitution, can be attained only by the provision of quality education, fostering scientific temper. In 1976, India became the first country to include in its Constitution “scientific temper with humanism” as a fundamental duty of all citizens.
“It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.”
(Article 51 A of the Indian Constitution)
To help evolve quality education for all, inclusive of the underprivileged and the differently-abled, we aspire to sustain a lively learning environment in the community, focussing on a known catalyst:
educating girls and women
Quality education for women creates a positive ripple effect on the quality of life for all.
“Investing in girls’ education transforms communities, countries and the entire world. Girls who receive an education are less likely to marry young and more likely to lead healthy, productive lives. They earn higher incomes, participate in the decisions that most affect them, and build better futures for themselves and their families.”