A world free of any form of discrimination and injustice.


  • To make society more responsive to the problems and aspirations of the poor.
  • To implement innovative programs for eliminating any form of deprivation.
  • To undertake social work in its atypical sense of helping to help themselves.
  • To work out policy level impact so that benefits of welfare activities reach out to the lowest in the strata.
  • To integrate available best practices in sustainable development to customize to the needs of target beneficiary.
  • To alienate the work of likeminded institutions for optimal utilization of resources.


  • Strengthening Panchayati Raj institutions so that the participation of people in decision making process be ensured and local self governance principles are applied in letter and spirit.
  • Empowering women so that most marginalized section of society empowerment in social, legal, political and economic is set as benchmark for overall progress achieved.
  • Reducing social exclusion so that all strata can be a part of inclusive growth strategy.
  • Advocating policy changes by integrating it with lessons learnt at grassroots.
  • Generating livelihood opportunities for economic sustenance is key to empowerment in other aspects of well being.
  • Initiate community development projects for holistic development.
  • Develop a full fledged volunteer management program with the resource base drawn from indigenous people and foreign nationals.


To implement these strategies in an integrated manner through regular activities broadly falling into these categories:

  • Awareness generation through meetings, rallies and camps and discussions sharing of experiences.
  • Communication through media like wall paintings, posters, puppet shows and newsletters.
  • Initiating and building the capacity of community-based organizations through training programmes, exposure visits and promotion of income-generation activities.
  • Advocacy through public hearings, media exposure and protests.
  • Strengthening linkages with government departments and other agencies.
  • Monitoring and supporting smaller CSOs involved in the programme.

Brief History About RIDS

Ever since its inception in the year 2009, the Rural Indian Development Society (RIDS) has been continuously striving hard for the upliftment of the people from the lowest rung of the society. Registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882, RIDS’ interests lie in the fields of Diabetes & Tuberculosis awareness, Education and Skill development. Originally based out of the holy city of Kashi (Benaras – Varanasi), RIDS has quickly expanded its footprints to various other regions including Delhi NCR, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. A continuous support from eminent personalities and organizations from different fields has helped the foundation in moving closer to its goal of a healthy, fair and just India. The success of different projects launched by RIDS can be attributed to the holistic and inclusive approach followed by the foundation at every step. The foundation aims to move forward on its core value of Sewa and work harder each day to achieve an India we all can be proud of.

Suchita Vaidya
Co-founder & Director Skills Development Programs & Women’s Empowerment
Neha Sharma
Director Education
Dr. Shantanu Mishra
Director Health Projects
Shikha Sharma
Director Marketing& Fundraising
Lal Bahadur
Co-founder& Director Resource Mobilization
Vikas Kumar Singh
Member RIDS
Shikha Sharma
Tarun Bansal
Shreyans Verma
Sandeep Jaiswal
Avinash Jha
Kirti Singh
Mr. Himanshu Prabhakar
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Mr. Vinod Mehta
Trade Officer, IIT Delhi
Mr. R P Singh
CMS Sultanpur
Mr. Javed Khan
Businessman, Varanasi, UP
Mrs. Seema Singh
Medical Professional
Mr. Karunesh Sharma
Convener: BJP IT Cell UP
Sanjeev Jaiswal
Co-founder: Global Polychem petrochemical company, USA