My heart is filled with pleasure and satisfaction while presenting while to you the annual report for the financial year 2015-16. There are people who discuss change, and there are some who believe in delivering it. Over the last 30 years,we at Vanarai have been taking constant efforts to deliver change beyond the ambit of news debates.
Padma Vibhushan Dr. Mohan Dharia, a visionary leader and my father,stood up for change all his life.He chose this organization to be a medium of this change.Looking back at the gains of last one year,it makes me proud to see this organization growing,spreading,and evolving from a voluntary organization into an idea that guides rural India.honourable Dr. Dharia always dreamt of a villagethat is self-reliant and is not dependent on the nearest city for its basic neeeds.
Through Corporate Social Responsibilities activities and projects under Integrated WatershedManagement Programme, we have manifested our vision into tangible development.A good example is that of Nagaloliin Shrivardhan. All it needed was a repairedpipeline and increased awareness through entry point activities.Today this village has pure water to drink, a development that was lacking since many years.
I would to convey my whole hearted gratitude for the kind support extended by Peoples representatives, Corporates through their Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Officials, Institutions and innumerable Individual donors. It will not be out of place to mention that almost all organisations accepted our work design and supported and encouraged us whole heartedly.The continuous and sustained support by Corporates helped us to march towards our vision strongly.
I thank each villager from every village where we have carried out activities for supporting us, believing in us,and being a part of the change we promised and delivered.
Last but not the least ,i would like to express gratitude to each and every member of the Vanarai family and al volunteers, without whom thismission wouldn't have been possible.
Hon. Dr. Dharia dreamt of an organization which will be the guiding face for force for others;while maintaining its own pace and growth.We are aware that we have a long way to go and many hurdles to cross, but we are ready for the journey.I request and welcome you all to be a part of it.