Strengthening Samaaj aligns Sarkaar and Bazaar to our collective purpose of a good society.
Wealth comes with great responsibility and is best deployed for the greater good. We believe in healthy, vibrant, active communities and networks. In the continuum of samaaj (society), bazaar (market) and sarkaar (government), only a strong society can keep markets and the state accountable to the public good. The philanthropy looks to support ideas, individuals and institutions doing ground-breaking work that enables a strong samaaj with ethical leadership, a sense of urgency and the courage to learn. This, we believe, will lead to revival of communities and help build their capacity to fulfil their functions and duties for their own betterment. We cannot be mere consumers of good governance; we have to co-create it. Through our work, we hope to enable more creative collaboration across divides and silos.
“A strong samaaj forms the foundation that restores balance in the system."
The idea of “openness” offers an opportunity to creatively harness energy and interest across ecosystems to create public value by addressing societal challenges innovatively. It is an emerging form of collaboration that can multiply our efforts as philanthropies, civil society organizations and change makers. The utility of open public resources and digital public goods makes for a thriving ecosystem that exists well beyond any individual organisation or mission alone. This enables changemakers to reuse, build on and repurpose resources for their own missions. Open public resources and digital public can be localised, translated and adapted, far beyond their intended reach and use.