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Our History

Kailashwati Varma Ashram was established in 2013 and is a secular, independent non-profit Charitable Trust founded by Dr. N.S. Bhatnagar, in the memory of his late mother Smt. Kailashwati Varma.
The KWV Ashram has initiated many significant programs in the field of education, employment, research and health which benefit the rural areas of Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand is a hilly region and most of its population lives in rural remote areas. The Ashram’s mission is to help improve the economic standards and health in these areas.

Our Key Areas

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Education

The KWV Public school provides affordable, high quality education to all, particularly to children of economically weak families. The objective is to help deprived village children to compete with their urban counterparts, be it in education, competitive examinations or employment.

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Plant nursery

The Ashram has a nursery where rare and uncommon plants like Rudraksh and Avocado, are grown. These plants which have environmental and health benefits are distributed for planting in remote rustic areas so that the locals can benefit economically from their farming.

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Vocational training

The Ashram will be training young men in trades like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. and help them to find suitable employment or start their own small businesses.

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Women empowerment

The Ashram will be setting up cooperatives where the womenfolk will be trained in food-preservation and making jams, tofu and peanut-butter etc. The cooperatives will help in selling the products to different companies who can sell them under their own brand-name. This will help to augment the family income.

Our Objective

The Ashram’s objectives are to carry on and/or promote various public philanthropic, charitable and religious activities mainly in the field of healthcare, social and cultural activities and education including religious education in India, particularly in rural areas of Uttarakhand which also include public policy research, conducting seminars and workshops, establishing learning and research centers, providing scholarships to poor/needy and deserving students and not for purposes of profit.

Our Team

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Mr. A. K. Verma

Mr A.K. Verma, a prominent lawyer of Dehradun committed to social causes, is the President of the Trust.

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Dr. N.S Bhatnagar

Dr. Bhatnagar, Settler/Founder Trustee, is a descendent of Babu Jyoti Swarup Bhatnagar and his wife Smt. Mahadevi Bhatnagar, founders of MKP group of institutions in Dehradun in 1902. Dr. Bhatnagar retired from University of Roorkee (now known as Indian Institute of Technology) after teaching for over fifty years.

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Ms. ManoramaBhatnagar

Ms. Manorama Bhatnagar is a Founder Trustee of the Ashram. She is a post-graduate in English and Drawing & Painting and retired as the Head of Drawing & Painting Department of MKP (PG) College.

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Jitendra Bhatnagar

Jitendra is a law graduate. He was HR Manager with an Indian multinational in Bombay before settling down in Ghaziabad. He co-authored ‘A Beacon of Light - Mahadevi Bhatnagar and Her Legacy Mahadevi Kanya Pathshala’.

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Dr. Indu Singh

Dr. Indu Singh served as the Principal of MKP (PG) College, now retired. She is a well-known educationist and has to her credit much of the development of MKP (PG) College under her stewardship.

What the donors say

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The Brij Foundation

Education is the most powerful tool one can use to change the world. The mission of KWV Ashram is to help disadvantaged children achieve their fullest potential through a well-rounded education and thus enable them to change their lives for the better. The Brij Foundation fully endorses this effort and has donated a Computer Lab to facilitate the sincere efforts of KWV Ashram.

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Swadesh Bhatnagar

कैलाशवती वर्मा आश्रम द्वारा जनकल्याण हेतु एक बड़ा ख़ूबसूरत काम किया है।आश्रम ने आस पास बच्चों का स्कूल न होने के कारण एक स्कूल खोलने की योजना बनाई और उसको कार्यरूप देते हुए K.W.V.Public School की स्थापना की।आश्रम के संस्थापक बहुतनिष्ठावान ,समर्पित व शिक्षाविद हैं। शिक्षक भी मेहनती और समर्पित हैं।स्कूल अपनी गति से आगे बढ़ रहा है।आरम्भमें यह कक्षा—से कक्षा— तक खोला गया था।तब से निरन्तर प्रगति कर यह कक्षा—तक का सफ़र तय कर चुका है।विद्यार्थियों के चहुँमुखी विकास के लिए विद्यालय में शिक्षा के अतिरिक्त खेल-कूद व अन्यसह-शिक्षण गतिविधियों पर भी पूरा ध्यान दिया जाता है।