Network Organization- Supporting Association for

Thematic and Holistic Initiatives (SATHI)


Supporting Association for Thematic and Holistic Initiatives (SATHI) is a voluntary organization is working towards development of marginalized communities. SATHI envisions an inclusive and progressive society; where everyone is growing holistically and contributing to the multidimensional human development. It has been established to achieve the vision of Gram Swaraj; in which every villager/citizen realizes its human potential and contributes to development of village as well as nation through participatory, transparent and accountable local self governance system.

It was conceptualized and founded by a renowned Gandhian Thinker and Social Activist Late Shree Paras Bhai with his 24 colleagues in 1992; and registered as formal organization in July 2004 under Societies Registration Act 21, 1860. Founder of SATHI, Late Shree Paras Bhai was the follower of Gandhian ideology and part of promoting Gram Swaraj initiatives post independence in most underdeveloped regions of country.

SATHI works to improve the quality of life and well-being of marginalized communities of society through capacitating small and grassroots’ level potential civil society organizations, building perspective of development professionals working at grassroots level and leadership building among deprived section of society; So that they work for the betterment of marginalized communities.

Major Program Sector

1. Promoting Community Action.
2. Philanthropic Initiatives through Capacity Building of Civil Society.
3. Issue Based Advocacy and Networking.