Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute
Empowering women and children to achieve their potential with dignity.
Work and Achievements
The Swami Sivananda Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts established in 1964, by Smt. K. Varalakshmi Rao is located on a four acre campus in Punjabi Bagh West Delhi. It is a secular not for profit Institute. The Institute is not affiliated to any religion, sect or political order. The operating philosophy of SSMI is: “While private initiatives can set up centers of excellence, outreach and scale-up is possible only through Government schemes”
- Operated a Balwadi, Primary and Secondary schools; providing free education to children
- Women Livelihood program of taking skill training to production in Textiles and Food sector under the Brand name SUBHA.
- Partner with the Govt. of NCT of Delhi for implementing ICDS-Supplement Nutrition Program.
- With funding from Vision for All, Switzerland and technical support from R. P. Center (AIIMS), SSMI provides Eye Care to underprivileged communities in Delhi.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Free school for 1000 underprivileged students. The funds shall be used for improving quality of education and school building.