Parivaar means “Family.” At Parivaar, we believe each child is a unique and special addition to our ever-growing family. Our approach to care and development is holistic: a combination of love, community, responsibility, education, service and fun. The kids at Parivaar are not treated as charity or as clients, just as the care givers and teachers are not treated as employees. Everyone is part of the Parivaar family. When we invest in the life of a child at Parivaar, we are investing in her future, her family’s future, and the future of India.
Parivaar was started by Vinayak Lohani (an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta), who, inspired by spiritual and humanistic ideals of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda, decided to devote his entire life for serving ‘Divine in Man’ as taught by Swami Vivekananda. Vinayak Lohani gave up the prospect of highly lucrative corporate career by not taking any placement from IIM. Immediately after passing out of IIM in 2003, with just 3 children in a small rented building with almost no financial resources, he started Parivaar.