Proud Moment for Aahwahan Foundation with Dr. K Sivan Sir, Chairman ISRO

AAHWAHAN FOUNDATION
2 min readNov 8, 2019

Braja Kishore Pradhan rose from humble beginnings to a successful career as a corporate philanthropist. During his formative years, his family was not poor, but they did not have too much money either. He carved a place for himself in the corporate environment in Bangalore — moving from being a successful marketing professional to a first-generation entrepreneur. During this phase of his life, when he had all the success, he felt empty inside. He was surrounded by wealth and wealthy persons, but could not relate to it any further. That’s when his father’s words hit him hard “If you run after power, money, and fame, you would keep running all your life. It’s your unflinching commitment to selfless service that would ensure you stay grounded”. If we use all the wealth on ourselves, neither would the happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced.

His father was the guiding light in his life, influencing him to stay in the path of righteousness even while confronting challenging environments. During his college days, he was involved in social work; it dawned on him that the time had come to reconnect with the philanthropic side of his personality and scale it upwards. Thus, Aahwahan Foundation was born with a single-minded dedication to make a lasting impact on the future of society. He made a commitment to full-time philanthropic work. He could not be happier with the decision.

Since its inception, Aahwahan Foundation has supported learning within a classroom environment. However, addressing critical social challenges and opportunities is an evolving process. We have strengthened and expanded our support to include conservation initiatives, women’s empowerment programs, and community development projects, among others. Today, our social commitment and strategies are aligned with the CSR programs of several companies pan India. This symbiotic relationship between Aahwahan Foundation and the corporate sector has fostered a paradigm shift in the approach to social work in India.

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