ekal vidyalaya foundation of india

The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is a tax exempt, registered, not-for-profit service organisation dedicated to education and village development in rural India. Presently, it operates in over 57,502 villages and educates over 16,21,396 children in rural India.

Dr. Harshad Mehta is a patron of the Ekal Support Group, India.

Project Life, India

The main activities of Project Life are focused on rural Gujarat and include

  • Blood bank center
  • Thalassemia prevention and control
  • Greenfield – environmental intervention
  • Rural education infrastructure development
  • Excellence in education
  • Science of living through yoga
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Housing in tribal areas

Dr. Harshad Mehta is the Chairman of Project Life, India.


Mandar is a CSR initiative of 7Cs, founded in 2012 by Dr. Harshad Mehta, since its inception it's not only close to Dr. Mehta’s heart but is a guiding light for all its businesses. 7Cs Group redefines the definition of CSR, "It is not just about philanthropy or charity, that is how any company gives away money". CSR at the 7Cs Group is much larger than that. It is and will be even about how the company makes its money; responsibly! Sales & profits are to be derived with integrity; this includes respect for human rights, labor practices, fair trade and fair operating practices, consumer issues and community development. In its entirety it involves ethical behavior with respect for the law, respect for the industry we work in & respect for the people we work with and work for. Its belief, ‘Connecting Goodwill to Good Work’ captures the CSR essence of the group. 


UN Global Compact recognizes the commitment of 7Cs to implement 10 principles of sustainable business practice. With its approach to make this a better world, 7Cs is on the journey to shape a sustainable future.

Other NGOs and CSR activities

The 7Cs Group also supports various other projects like the Rotary International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, British Asian Trust and other organisations in the field of education, women's empowerment and livelihood. The 7Cs Group also holds health and blood donation camps on a regular basis.