A Brief Overview of GVSS

Historical Background

In 1976, Dr. Vijay Prakesh, along with some dedicated social reformers, established a group named SEWA, drawing inspiration from Gandhian ideologies of rural development. In its initial phases, the group embraced a singular motto: to enhance the social and economic conditions of underprivileged and marginalized communities. They initiated village-level gatherings that represented all segments of society, focusing on pertinent issues such as child education, healthcare, and raising awareness about various social concerns. Given Dr. Vijay Prakesh’s professional background as a doctor, he meticulously observed the vulnerability and impoverishment faced by the local population. It was during this period that all members of the group contemplated the formal registration of their collective efforts. 

Establishment & Journey

The organization, Gram Vikas Sewa Sansthan, was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 21 October 1978 with registration number 2977. The organization established its office in Jagdishpur, Amethi. Following the initial formation phase, the organization embarked on extensive programs aimed at generating awareness, providing skill training to women and youth, offering adult and child education, promoting women’s empowerment, enhancing health and nutrition, supporting agricultural-based livelihoods, and raising awareness about environmental issues and climate change. These endeavors were undertaken in collaboration with local communities and donor agencies, with a specific focus on the marginalized and weaker sections of the community who lack essential resources. This demographic includes Scheduled Castes (SC), minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged families, the impoverished, the ultra-poor, as well as women and children, among others.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To aware & mobilize women, poor, marginalized and weaker sections into sustainable groups so that they could achieve their overall development.

Our Vision

Creation of more tolerant, healthy, hygienic, educated, empowered, fearless, just and connected society.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi