Development is the constant expansion of human capabilities

Building the inner resilience of people and communities

Individuals, institutions & countries alike are realising the unsustainable nature of the current economic growth practices and are exploring other viable and sustainable models of development that focus on building human capabilities.

SVYM has been actively advocating the paradigm of building the human and social capital of people with the conviction that this will result in economic consequences keeping in mind a balance that is needed to protect the people and the planet, ensure reasonable and equitable benefits to all stakeholders and create an environment of peace and harmony.

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Equitable Palliative Care

Yearly ~50,000  rural & tribal patients access rational, ethical & cost effective care at SVYM’s Vivekananda Memorial Hospital

Admissions at our tribal school – Trends, Observations & Lessons Learnt

In News

SVYM among the first 5 NPOs on Social Stock Exchange

SVYM among the first 5 NPOs on Social Stock Exchange

SVYM is listed with the SSE, a new platform with the potential to become an instrument for driving social change. When the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman announced about setting up the ...
SVYM turns 40!

SVYM turns 40!

1st Dec 2023 marked the 40th foundation day of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement. In our 40 year journey, our values, our conviction in the spirit of community partnership and community ...
SVYM appoints the next President & CEO

SVYM appoints the next President & CEO

Dr. Sudheer B Bangalore takes over as the President and Smt Savitha Sulugodu becomes the CEO, starting their tenure from 1st of April 2023. A significant day for all of us at SVYM! Both Dr ...

Development that’s contextually relevant
& culturally appropriate

Nearly four decades of working closely with the communities has shaped our belief that  sustainable & community centered development is possible through a constant expansion of human capabilities.

To develop the Human & Social Capital of tribal, rural and urban communities, SVYM takes a multidisciplinary approach through its interventions in Health, Education, Socio-economic Empowerment Program & Training and Research 

We believe such a development process will lead to positive socio-economic consequences that are contextually relevant, culturally appropriate.



Socio-Economic Empowerment

Environment & Sustainability

Key Impact


Access better healthcare services through SVYM’s institution based & community based programs


Families served with free of cost hospital and home based palliative care in Mysuru, Hassan, Bengaluru, Dharwad and Saragur


Individuals from tribal communities engaged for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. 98% institutional deliveries with near zero maternal deaths achieved.


Meritorious students from economically disadvantaged background supported with scholarship for Pre-University and higher education.


Students in 270 Govt Schools engaged for improving scientific temper, academic
performance & career choices


Indigenous tribal and rural students access equitable education at SVYM’s education institutes


Self Help Groups of tribal and rural women and Persons with Disabilities towards building the social capital and socio-economic empowerment


Rural youth, women and farmers trained and equipped with livelihood capabilities at Viveka Rural Livelihood Centres in five rural locations


Indigenous tribal and rural population reached through Community Radio Station with 40+ programs, aired 14 hours a day

Discover the Latest Stories

Stories of resilience and hope, of standing tall with dignity, that don’t make breaking news, but in a gentle way shake the world.

Our tribal school artists meet the President

Our tribal school artists meet the President

Manoj, an alumnus of VTCL is also the art and craft teacher keeping the tribal culture alive by teaching it
Swaraanubhuthi 2023

Swaraanubhuthi 2023

SVYM Swaraanubhuthi 2023 witnessed a housefull at Kala Mandira, Mysuru with a footfall of over 1000 individuals
For improved mother-newborn health

For improved mother-newborn health

Sunitha, a tribal mother-to-be accesses regular antenatal care at her doorstep living in a remote village in ...
Maize and better days!

Maize and better days!

Raghu’s land glows golden with ripe maize kernels peeping through the cob.
Engineers of a better tomorrow

Engineers of a better tomorrow

SVYM's School Education Program is building the potential of students in rural Govt. schools. #humancapital ...
Swacchta Saarthi Veerbhadra Swami

Swacchta Saarthi Veerbhadra Swami

Cleaning his town to claim his true identity, Veerbhadra's journey from selling lottery tickets to spearheading ...

Recent & Upcoming Events

Guru Manthan 2023

Guru Manthan 2023

An annual teachers’ competition to highlight the best practices among us and learn from each other. Guru ...

August 31, 2023

SVYM Swaraanubhuthi

SVYM Swaraanubhuthi

SVYM Swaraanubhuthi is an annual musical charity event to support SVYM's Palliative Care Program

July 9, 2023

SVYM Anveshana

SVYM Anveshana

A 2 Day Event for Undergraduate Medical Students -  Quiz & Rural Healthcare Exposure

May 5, 2023

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Together, investing in people and their capacities

The more we come out and do good to others,

the more our hearts will be purified.

Swami Vivekananda