About Us

How We Got Started

AADHAAR- An Association for Development, Harmony and Action Research came into a formal existence on Jan 29th, 2011 as a nationally registered not for profit organization. Realizing that only strong models of community engagement could bring necessary changes at the grassroots and can be point of references for policy advocacy, a group of likeminded, development professionals got together and after much discussion and deliberations, AADHAAR came into being.

AADHAAR envisions an empowered, informed and just society

The overarching mission of AADHAAR is to support and strengthen grassroots action and civil society; to advocate and promote policies and institutions for sustainable development and inclusion of the marginalized.

The complex web of life and livelihoods that support poor and marginalized is under threat due to the digital divide, skill gap, climate change which is also resulting in natural disasters, and other factors. The most affected communities are the marginalized, who have limited ability to cope with and adjust to these changes. Therefore, AADHAAR’s interventions focused on helping the communities develop their capacities, knowledge, and awareness that are required to deal with these problems.

AADHAAR believes that the most important resource that one can share with the community is one’s time and presence. This belief led AADHAAR to remote districts of Uttarakhand, (Dist. Tehri) and Himachal Pradesh (Dist. Solan). With time, journey of AADHAAR has extended to both rural and urban areas of Delhi-NCR and with implementation partners’ support, to more than 20 cities across India including all the metropolitans.




Click one of our contacts below to chat on WhatsApp

× How can we help you?