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Navnirman Trust

Navnirman Trust

Navnirman Trust was registered in 2004 to support the reconstruction and creative enterprise work of JMS. It also aimed at supporting Dalit Women’s issues elsewhere in India and to build further solidarity.

The projects supported by NNT:

1. Dalit women mobilisation for gender rights, violence against women and for dignity – wellbeing

2. Chilipili Child Labour Special Residential School for Dalit children – this has been supported by the National Labour Ministry, State Child Labour Project and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

3. Chiguru Enterprise of JMS including Terracotta Jewellery and Neem organic fertiliser

4. Community health and empowerment

5. Maternal health, child health and health rights


Dr. M. Bhagyalakshmi – President (Writer and youth worker)

Dr. Akhila Vasan – Executive Secretary (Public Health Researcher – Activist)

Mr. Edward Premdas Pinto – Treasurer (Advocate and Public Health Researcher)

Ms. Susheelamma – Trustee  (Dalit woman leader)

Smt. Narsamma – Trustee (Local Dalit Woman Leader)


C/o Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatan

Near Kenchamma Gudi

Pothnal – 584123

Tq. Manvi, Dist: Raichur

Karnataka – India

email: trustnavnirman@gmail.com