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  • Who We Are

    Envisioned under the founder's guiding principle of giving back to society, NR Foundation (Vasu Agarbathi Ranga Rao Memorial Trust) was founded in 1985 by the second generation of the NR Group. It is headed by Sri R. Guru, Chairman of NR Group and the eldest of the second generation. Now, the third generation of NR Group is actively involved in the day to day activities of the Foundation.

    NR Foundation focuses on service to the underprivileged, specially-abled and societal needs of the hour.

  • What We Do

    Our focus areas are in:

    • Education
    • Skill development for specially-abled and the underprivileged
    • Community development
    • Women empowerment
    • Societal needs of the hour

Our Stories

  • NR Foundation - Pankaja

    At RMSD, apart from regular school curriculum, the girls are also taught life-skills and basic cooking. Right from her childhood she was interested in cooking and learnt the art of cooking at RMSD. Ms. Pankaja has made cooking her profession and is now able to lead a dignified and independent life.

    NR Foundation - Pankaja

    Pankaja, a visually impaired woman, born without sight, but with vision.

    Today we are talking about Ms. Pankaja, born visually challenged residing in Ramnathpura, Karnataka with her husband, Krishnamurthy & son, Santosh.

    Right from her childhood, she faced innumerable challenges which have made her a strong woman today.

    With no education and financial support, she had to work very hard to make a living, making her realise the importance of education.

    She enrolled into first grade at Rangarao Memorial School for the Differently Abled (RMSD) in1989 and studied till grade 7, 1996. She is part of the first batch of students at our school. She later moved to a different city to pursue her high school education.

    Her dream of being financially independent was realised in 2012, when Ms. Pankaja started a small canteen called "Santhosh Tiffanies".

    A refrigerator & a grinding machine to support her business was provided by NRFoundation. Today, as a confident and an independent woman, she has immense gratitude towards NRGroup for the support she received.

    At RMSD, apart from regular school curriculum, the girls are also taught life-skills and basic cooking. Right from her childhood she was interested in cooking and learnt the art of cooking at RMSD. Ms. Pankaja has made cooking her profession and is now able to lead a dignified and independent life. She is an active member of SHG Movement.

    Rangarao Memorial School for the Differently Abled (RMSD) -Educate, Empower and Enable visually impaired girls.

  • NR Foundation - Shwetha

    Young Shwetha was admitted to a Residential School. She won the First place in English Rhymes, Running race and Memory test.

    NR Foundation - Shwetha

    From Begging to Thriving;

    A story of Ms. Shwetha, 11-year-old girl from Ekalavyanagar, Mysore.

    Shwetha was born to the underprivileged section of the society. Her parents forced her to go out begging and earn about Rs.500 to Rs.700 every day.

    Team Prerepana's counselling session with her parents was not fruitful. They were adamant about her not stopping the begging as she was a source of good income.

    Team Prerepana registered a complaint with the CWC (Child Welfare Committee). She was hidden by her parents. But the committee did not give up.

    The Prerepana staff were alerted when she was spotted. Our team was successful in convincing her parents to join her to a school.

    Young Shwetha was admitted to a Residential School. She won the First place in English Rhymes, Running race and Memory test.

    Poverty is not just lack of money. It is not having the capabilities to realize one's full potential as a human being.

  • NR Foundation - Mahesh

    Today we are proud to share about Mr. Mahesh (Local Youth), CSC Proprietor of Ekalavyanagar slum. The Centre inaugurated by project staff on 01/07/2020. The NR Foundation provided Laptop and a Biometric tool as a token of appreciation.

    NR Foundation - Mahesh

    Human Capital to Social Capital for the Sustainable Development

    To improve the lives of underprivileged and lead them towards sustainable development NR Foundation's Project Prerepana initiated Common Service Centre (CSC).

    CSCs are the access point for essential public utility services such as social welfare schemes, health care, financial, education, and agriculture services. CSCs are positioned as change agents; they enable community participation and collective action for social change through a "bottom-up" approach with a key focus on the local and rural citizens.

    Today we are proud to share about Mr. Mahesh (Local Youth), CSC Proprietor of Ekalavyanagar slum. The Centre inaugurated by project staff on 01/07/2020. The NR Foundation provided Laptop and a Biometric tool as a token of appreciation. With the NR Foundation support, Mr. Mahesh, a highly motivated youth, he himself invested around Rs. 95.000 for his new venture.

    NR Foundation, Empowering youth for better future.

  • NR Foundation - Rehana Banu

    A widow with six children, she was going through a tough time in life. She took Rs. 10,000/- internal loan from SHGs and started a small Kirana store.

    NR Foundation - Rehana Banu

    To achieve Financial self-sustainability NRF's Project Prerepana promotes Self Help Groups (SHG) which meet the savings and credit requirements of underprivileged communities.

    Ms. Rehana Banu of KSCB colony, Mysuru is the first representative of Bismilla SHG imparted by the Prerepana Project. A widow with six children, she was going through a tough time in life. She took Rs. 10,000/- internal loan from SHGs and started a small Kirana store. Now With good earnings daily, Ms. Rehana Banu not only leads a self-reliant life but also repays the loan regularly.

    NR Foundation - Reforming communities through Holistic Development

Media

  • August 2019 - 73rd Independence Day Celebrations

  • June 2019 - International Yoga Day -2019 celebration

  • May 2019 - SSLC result -2019 & Admission notification

  • Dec 2018 - RMSD children Educational Trip

  • November 2018 - Children's Day 2018

  • NR Foundation - Rihanna
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  • NR Foundation - Vijayalakshmi
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  • NR Foundation - Heena Kausar
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  • NR Foundation - Lakshmi
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