21st century is NOW.
Not in the Future!

Every Gandhi Fellow is urged to closely observe their surroundings, strategize interventions, and drive innovation for impactful change, their fellowship work significantly contributes to shaping them into nation-builders.

Who We Are?

Started in 2008, it emerges as a transformative initiative designed to nurture essential 21st-century skills within the youth, empower young individuals to cultivate leadership, critical thinking, empathy, and social responsibility. By immersing fellows in grassroots communities and providing experiential learning opportunities, the program aims to mould a generation of changemakers equipped to address complex challenges and contribute meaningfully to a rapidly evolving world. Today we have extended our family with an alumni base of 2000+ fellows who are transforming India into media houses, Development Sector Professionals, Government Consultants, corporate employees, and Social Entrepreneurs where they continue to excel and contribute. Here, the youth gets to work alongside organisations doing incredible work or even kick-start their very own initiatives. The possibilities are endless. 

During the fellowship journey, the Gandhi fellows get this unique opportunity of Experiential Learning with the cohort of young individuals from across the country to develop better understanding about SELF and NATION.

A Word From Our CEO

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The Gandhi fellowship was started around 15  years ago, primarily to develop new age leadership skills in young people. Colleges in India are really fantastic in developing technical skills. I think, in order to be really successful in the world today, you need more than just technical skills. You need the ability to lead yourself, you need the ability to lead other people and you need to have the ability to lead impact. Leading self-skills are not taught that much during your college education and so the fellowship is a great finishing school for the young people who want to develop their skills and have accelerated careers.

ADITYA NATRAJ

CEO, Piramal Foundation

2023 - Goal of the Fellowship

The Fellowship is designed to develop young change makers who embody and practice leadership skills that are needed to create large scale social and public systems change and bring a lasting impact in our society. Gandhi Fellows plans to make a positive impact on the 1 million lives in 10 years. The Fellowship program aims to have created a 1000 New Millionaires by 2030, thus empowering close to 1 billion people in the country in different aspects ranging from providing quality education to other necessities in life.

Anamaya, The Tribal Health Collaborative

Anamaya, The Tribal Health Collaborative is a program committed to end preventable deaths for tribal and other marginalized communities across India.

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Aspirational Bharat Collaborative

Aspirational Bharat Collaborative is a program that collaborates with Civil Society and Driving Campaigns to saturate schemes & improve delivery of services to Citizens in Aspirational Districts.

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Digital Bharat Collaborative

Digital Bharat Collaborative is a holistic digital transformation to promote access to quality services and equal opportunities for all Indians.

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Piramal School of Leadership

Piramal School of Leadership is a program to foster spirit of Sewa Bhaav in leaders across domains of education, health, climate change and justice.

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Introducing
Big Bets

In just a decade, Piramal Foundation has dynamically expanded its horizons,and established long-term partnerships to confront the pressing challenges in the social sector. By strategically deploying Big Bets, we target the core barriers that hinder our most underserved communities, rallying more hands and minds to our cause. With our suite of innovative solutions, Big Bets will leapfrog India towards achieving her Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Our Big Bets Include-
  • Anamaya, The Tribal Health Collaborative
  • Aspirational Districts Collaborative
  • Digital Bharat Collaborative
  • Piramal School of Leadership

Rooted In Values,
Driven By Passion

Democracy

The GFP accepts that Representational Democracy is the best system known as yet. The program stands on the side of evolution – that well thought systemic effort is the way to change. The GFP does not in any way support ideologies and practices that fight against the democratic system.

Constitution

To build democracy, the GFP subscribes and prescribes to the values of the Indian Constitution.

Constructivism

GFP cultivates proactive leaders who are constructivists. They are individuals who are solution-focused and ready to walk the mile. It’s about channelling activism into constructive change.

Democracy

The GFP accepts that Representational Democracy is the best system known as yet. The program stands on the side of evolution – that well thought systemic effort is the way to change. The GFP does not in any way support ideologies and practices that fight against the democratic system.

Constitution

To build democracy, the GFP subscribes and prescribes to the values of the Indian Constitution.

Constructivism

GFP cultivates proactive leaders who are constructivists. They are individuals who are solution-focused and ready to walk the mile. It’s about channelling activism into constructive change.

Collaboration

GFP shapes self-awareness to prioritize teamwork and growth. We believe that collaboration is key for excellent execution, making a collective impact.

Non-violent Communication

In a world of conflict and miscommunication, non-violent communication is the key is the most difficult path to bring change management.

Influence without authority

Real change thrives on belief, not authority alone. Fellows on ground inspire and influence, not just enforce. To ensure policy change initiatives our fellows believe in influencing our ecosystems without being authoritative.

Collaboration

GFP shapes self-awareness to prioritize teamwork and growth. We believe that collaboration is key for excellent execution, making a collective impact.

Non-violent Communication

In a world of conflict and miscommunication, non-violent communication is the key is the most difficult path to bring change management.

Influence without authority

Real change thrives on belief, not authority alone. Fellows on ground inspire and influence, not just enforce. To ensure policy change initiatives our fellows believe in influencing our ecosystems without being authoritative.

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