Shram is derived from a Sanskrit word which means focused effort. Deep within, we believe that the only way to achieve or realize our goals is through unstinting effort. Our tagline Udeymen hi Sidyanti is taken from a Sanskrit shloka.
उद्यमेन हि सिध्यन्ति कार्याणि न मनोरथैः ।
न हि सुप्तस्य सिंहस्य प्रविशन्ति मुखे मृगाः ।।
The above shloka put into words the idea, that work gets accomplished by effort; not merely by wishing. The deer never enters a sleeping lion’s mouth willingly unless the lion wakes up to chase the deer.
A decade ago we created Shram, a self-help group by a small group of doctors and professionals from various walks of life. We started humbly by addressing the health problems of economically weaker section and less privileged patients.
We expanded our campaign in the field of environment as we realized that good health is not sustainable until the environment we live in is clean and free of pollution. So we started our campaigns for a cleaner, greener and pollution-free environment. To improve things further, we started campaigns against social evils like smoking and drinking. At present Shram is building campaigns like anti-tobacco awareness program, anti-spurious liquor program, anti-single-use plastic and others like financial literacy programs for women.
At this juncture we believe that the best long-term result and sustainable change can only be achieved by taking the government into confidence and helping it make the right policy changes, so we assist the government in arriving at judicious decisions on all policy matters relating to the health of citizens by incessantly writing letters to representatives of the Government of India.
Shram, as a platform, enables volunteers to contribute for causes like education, environment. As we moved along people joined us from all streams of life, making the idea of Shram a continuous learning experience helping society in moving towards a better and brighter future.