Software development firm Zoho has adopted a village in Tamil Nadu to provide a holistic living experience to the villagers. Vethathiri Maharishi’s organization, with whom Zoho has tied up, aims to bring a change in the lifestyle by promoting values based on the traditional Bharatiya system through its Village Service Project.
Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu announced on Twitter that the company is sponsoring the adopt-a-village program. The program addresses the issues of education for all, healthcare, sanitation, sustainable livelihoods, community infrastructure development, alcohol de-addiction, etc.
Some of its objectives include improving the physical, mental, spiritual, and social health of the village people and Stress Management through yogic practice and Bharatiya medicine. It also provides livelihood options for rural and tribal youth and women. Multinational companies like JSW, Nissan, and PSUs like Madras Atomic Powerstation and Neyveli Lignite Corporation also sponsor Vethathiri Maharishi Trust’s adopt-a-village program.
Spiritual guru Vethathiri Maharishi founded the World Community Service Centre (WCSC) in 1958. Under the organization more than 200 trusts and nearly 1000 meditation centers have been established in Bharat to help people physically, mentally, and spiritually based on the Indic value system.
Zoho founder Vembu has been supporting dharmic causes like sponsoring classical artists to revive the deteriorating rural art ecosystem and provide a livelihood for rural artists. 50 classical musicians and other artists are sponsored by the company in an attempt to create income for the artists and give an enriching experience for rural people.