Meet our Team

The SARVAHITEY members are a group of passionate people dedicated to addressing the basic needs and rights of everyone.

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Keshav
Datta

Co-Founder

I don't do social service. I don't do it because the term "social" makes it appear as if I am doing it for someone else. I actually do service of the Self, and helping others is the best way to do it.I do it for very selfish reasons. I do it primarily to get rid of the guilt, which I feel whenever I see the face of a hungry man. I do it because I believe what Swami Vivekananda says, that I, or for that matter, no one, can be completely happy unless all of us are. Helping others makes me happy and it is the only way I know of living. In this world, I see a constant battle between Good and Evil and I choose to not sit on the sidelines. I choose to make a dent in the universe.

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Sanskriti
Srivastava

Co-Founder

The one who believes in God, knows the pain of others. (वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये जे पीड़ पराई जाने रे) This line explains my reason of doing social work in the simplest way. I chose to be associated with Sarvahitey because we all here have the common objective of lessening or sharing the pain of the suffering. So much wrong or damage is being/has been done, to humanity, to other living beings and mother Earth, that people today have lost faith of recovery; people have lost hope. But I chose to not remain ignorant. I have seen that little deeds of compassion can make big differences. Change only requires action by a few in the right direction. Our journey towards it has begun. We are here to restore balance; to do all that is necessary to reduce suffering, to make this world a better place to live in, to undo the wrong. “Tell me, why do we fall Sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

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Ankit
Malhotra

Co-Founder

The world as an entity has gone corrupt. Humans have forgotten their purpose long back. The inevitable demise of individuals has led them astray because of the fear of passing away without having done much for themselves while alive. They have forgotten their insignificance in this universe, materialistically, and their spiritual significance. For the previous decade, however, certain subset of people- philanthropists have come forward to give their own bits, in cash and in kind, for the humankind; for both, the underprivileged and the mis-privileged. These souls have given their life some noble purpose, and have tried to knock at the doors of God-hood proudly. Their endeavors have provided fruition to the lives of those who they serve. And, thus, their efforts have me motivated to do something for people who weren't as lucky in their birth as I was. I haven't really considered their motives while enduring the life of servitude. I, personally, am very selfish. I wish to grant my soul peace when I pass away, and realize Moksha. For that I shall serve the sons of God while I am on Earth. And for this very selfish purpose, I thought of joining hands with like-minded people; their motive might not be the same, but their actions are what have me working with them for the good of an individual, a community, a society, mankind.

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Prem
Prakash

Co-Founder

Whenever I see anyone in need of help, my first impulse is to help that person. Irrespective of the fact whether I am able to help the person or not, I have realised that this impulse to help others is my ‘calling’. With this rabid pace of development which has made individualism more popular than collectivism, somewhere we are losing the human touch. This need to restore basic human values such as: care, sympathy, love, readiness to help others has always motivated me to engage in social service.

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Bharat
Datta

Co-Founder

The 'why' of Social Service is the most important element to me. At the outset, I must declare the absence of any holy or elevated notion about contributing to the society. My only endeavor is 'to be part of the solution'. The human nature, as I've observed, is to merely pass the buck, and that extends to all that is evil and imperfect in our society. We all are ever ready to blame either the government or any individual for the existing problems in our society, but we're blinded towards our own flaws. We live in a dream, thinking that all the responsibilities are of the government, or someone external to us. But that's not true! Nobody is all encompassing, and thus no one can be the cause of the problem, or cause of the solution. We all have some load to bear, and to shrug it off, is criminal to me. The responsibility of the government somewhat ends at making the traffic laws and installing some police personnel; it is up to us to respect the law, society, and other human beings, by following the traffic norms. I want to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem. I want to at least try my hand at the process of solution, independent of success.

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Smriti
Mehrotra

Co-Founder

It is equally endearing and mundane to quote a pre existing thought, be it in any sphere. However, my intent is to execute the following thought: "Social work is really all about how to help people make positive changes in their own lives, and by studying it you can’t fail to notice how to make positive changes in yours. It is a two-way learning process and not something you do for someone. " This two way process is naturally uplifting, but a conscious thought to it causes rapid development of the society.It is easy to tell someone that they need to see the good in life, but then we notice ourselves cribbing about our work life. It is easy to ask others to break free from societal taboos and make a difference in their lives, but then we find ourselves caving into a lifestyle that is 'expected' out of us. I intend to fight this temptation of losing the power over self. Social service constantly forces me to question myself and reflect on my work, my values, and my life. It brings me up against people who are battling bigger problems, putting everything in perspective and showing and overcoming the pitfalls anyone can fall into. Social service is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. It is a learning in responsibility, relentless optimism and brings a new perspective on how you decipher life.It is this search to be a better human, which has made me be a part of Sarvahitey. Where like minded people, having different personalities yearn to achieve this way of life, I invite you to this adventure, and hope that life finds you too.