2015 Partners


Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala
Dharmasthala is the perfect embodiment of the word 'Dharma' for it displays every shade of meaning with which the word is inspired from. The greatness of Dharmasthala, however, is the fact that it has added an active element to 'Dharma,' which touches the lives of people with a transformational directness that is unique. Many institutions are running under the initiative of the holy Dharmasthala. SKDRDP is one of its most popular. A charitable trust promoted by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, SKDRDP concentrates on the empowerment of rural women by organizing self-help groups (SHGs) on the lines of joint liability groups (JLBs) of Bangladesh and provides infrastructure and finance through micro credit for rural people. It is currently engaged in developmental activities in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Coorg, Shimoga, Chickmagalur, Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag, Tumkur and Belgaum districts operating in 8,000 villages and impacting more than 17,50,000 families.
Shree Kshethra Dharmasthala is being the   LEAD Prayana partner for the fourth time.
Akshaya Patra                                                                                                                                                       
 Close to 13.5 million underprivileged children in India are out of school and into child labor in order to earn a single meal in a day. The surest way to break out of the cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority. Akshaya Patra is helping underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. The meal is an incentive for them to attend school daily and continue their education. It helps reduce the dropout rate to an enormous extent and increases classroom attendance.
Akshay Patra is being the LEAD Prayana partner for the fourth year.

Agastya runs the largest hands-on science program in the world! Agastya is a movement led by entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, teachers and children to revitalize and transform primary and secondary education in India and provide an affordable education model that can be replicated anywhere in the world.  Through interactive high-impact grassroots education, Agastya aims to inspire and catalyze effective and widespread social development, innovation and leadership. Tapping the valuable resources of bright but underprivileged children and teachers in rural India, they provide an environment in which they can seek and create solutions. Agastya encourages enquiries from children, who are inquisitive by nature! By generating curiosity and an educational interest within children, Agastya is helping millions of disadvantaged, vulnerable, and at-risk children escape the vicious cycle of ignorance and poverty.

Agastya International Foundation has been the LEAD Prayana partner for the fourth time.

Manipal University
In the 59 years of its existence, Manipal University has emerged as the leading higher education provider in India. Spread over 600 acres of green expanse, Manipal University is home to 26,000 students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate programs in diverse subjects. The University has a strong alumni network of over 83,000 members. The University has created an ecosystem of teaching and research excellence, making it a universally accepted destination by students.  The breadth of disciplines and collaboration among constituent institutions gives unparalleled opportunity to students.

Manipal University is being the    the LEAD Prayana partner for the fourth time.

Visvesvaraya Technological University                                                                                                 Established in 1988, VTU is one of the biggest technological universities in India, maintaining affiliations with 208 colleges.  With an intake capacity of 67,100, VTU and its affiliated colleges boast 28 undergraduate courses and 71 postgraduate courses.  The university is headquartered in Belgaum and has three regional centers located in Bangalore, Gulbarga, and Mysore. At present, VTU has 13 QIP centers and 17 extension centers.  Additionally, it has more than 2,305 departments recognized as research centers in different cities throughout Karnataka.  The university has signed MoUs with various leading organizations including but not limited to IBM, Intel, Asia Electronics Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Ltd (India) and Microsoft. 

Visvesvaraya Technological University is being the  LEAD Partner for the second time.

Sree Siddaganga Math
Sree Siddaganga Mutt was established during 15th century A.D. According to history, the mutt was established by 'Sri Gosala Siddeshwara Swamiji', who belongs to 'Shunya Simhasana'. A Spiritual Academy at fame during the days of social reformer Basaveshwara.The 'Siddaganga' is the name came when one of the Saints exercised his spiritual power and made the pond let in one of the caves of the overhanging hillock adjoining the mutt. His Holiness Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji is the present Head of the Mutt, who assumed full responsibility in 1941 by Sree Uddana Swamiji. Sree Siddaganga Math is being  the Prayana Partner for the second time

Clarks Inn
It is a well established name in Hotel industry which has made its global presence by offering consistent & world class service at business and leisure destinations. Providing business & leisure travelers with impeccable hospitality, comfort and convenience at an unsurpassed value, while ensuring complete customer satisfaction has been its mission. Fulfilling the individual needs of a clearly defined target group has been a proven recipe for success in the Group’s corporate philosophy for several years. There fundamental belief & approach towards  guests has been taking care of every aspect of the guest experience, comfort and convenience, so that a guest won’t be just a room number, but someone they always enjoy having with them.
Clarks INN is being the Prayana Partner for the second time.

The Gateway Hotel
The Gateway Hotel Lakeside Hubli is located in second largest commercial and industrial hub after Bangalore. Nestled in 9 acres of bliss on the arterial road connecting Hubli with Dharwad, It is overlooking the picturesque 200 acre wide Lake Unkal. Hubli is de­lightfully close to the state’s most scenic and historical destinations.