We & Our Belief

ARJUNA Group Trust is non-profit NGO founded by IIT alumni with passion to serve the student community.
Gita says ‘yoga karmasu kausalam’ that yoga of work brings satisfaction for the self and happiness to everyone else. The balance of personal success and selfless service is what our group strives to live by and teach to student community. We feel blessed with the Vedic heritage of India which is a store house of immense wisdom. We wish to practice and share this wisdom with the purpose of having successful students and a stronger nation.

Our Group

Vision

A country where youths value and practice the importance of Character, Competence and Devotion; and spread it to the whole world.

Mission

To spread the culture of excellence and ethics amidst the student community with the spirit of selfless service.

Description

Today’s world has no deficiency of facilities, amenities, luxuries; dearth is of selfless service attitude. It is this selfless spirit which the group stands for. Student life is the tender age where the ideologies formed are carried over throughout one’s life. It is very unfortunate that, today’s students are given a very self-centric, egoistic, unrealistic world view. It is not surprising to see, therefore, that the student community is susceptible to vices of all sorts. Wisdom tells us that a student leading life of purity would become a great servant-leader for the world in future.
ARJUNA Group is meant to serve the student community by systematically giving them education and training in the values for principle centred living. Purity can’t be sustained without devotion to God. The group, in a secular way, encourages the service to God and humanity.

Logo Description

Plant represents the student. ‘A (hindi font)’ represents the beginning. Beginning of everything is God. Sun  represents  the  wisdom  coming  from God and  the Rain  represents  the  inspiration  given  by  God. Just like a plant grows luxuriantly when there is sufficient sunlight and timely rain; similarly, a student when connected to the ARJUNA Group, will grow in his/her natural position of practicing values of service and devotion.

Story Till Now

ARJUNA stands for service towards the student community. The idea to serve was already springing in the minds of many of us long before we registered ARJUNA or even long before we met each other.
The common thing among the founders of ARJUNA was – a deep concern towards the student community of modern India. All of us came to IIT Chennai and met there. And then we started our service. Now our group has students and alumni’s of various IIT’s.
We need real leaders who can make a difference in present society and nation at large. Leader is one who has learnt the art of balancing personal success & selfless service. Today’s teens are future leaders. Unfortunately the teens today are amidst numerous challenges. The technology, with all its benefits to humanity is also posing greatest challenges unheard of in human history and guess who are among the most affected one’s – teenage students!
We started to visit schools, coaching institutes and colleges to offer value education classes. We met students face to face. We discussed with them. They told us their unheard stories. We realized that the problems of student community were many – academic stress, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness, relationship issues, lack of good teachers, peer pressure, pressure from parents, etc. We also saw that at the core of all these problems was the root cause – lack of universal Vedic values. We understood these students, and they took our solution of Vedic values whole-heartedly. Our enthusiasm soared to reach out even larger number of students.
We formed ARJUNA Group. We realized that the best way to reach out to larger student community is through books and thus ARJUNA started publishing what we call‘wisdom books’. Wisdom books enlighten, educate, guide and empower. Our first publication “Art of Concentration in the Age of Distractions” was produced in late 2013. The book received tremendously positive reviews from students, educationalists and leaders alike.
Marks a landmark where we could give 10,000 wisdom books to students at discounted price. Many students reached us with their story of how their lives were being transformed through our services and through our books.
We registered ARJUNA Group as an NGO. First ARJUNA Homes (a student’s hostel) was established in Kota, Rajasthan. We started conducting ‘Parivartan’ Programs with a desire to bring positive transformation in student community. The response of student was over whelming.
Young India – lead India (YLI) Drive was initiated the same year. At the end of 2015, we could distribute close to 20,000 wisdom books, could give 100+ motivational seminars and touched the lives of over 1,00,000 students in 16 different cities in the country.
We continued to offer all our services in different domain. However, our scope is so large and thus we decided to have our own website where you read this today. It is an outcome of our desire to cater to larger section of students.
ARJUNA’s story is a story of a group expanding its desire to serve. The more we serve the more our desire to serve is increasing. The fact is that India needs a lot of more of you to serve its student community. Join us if you are inspired.

Our Team

Dr. Rahul Trivedi
Dr. Rahul Trivedi
Director
Ph.D, Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras
Mr. Gokul Ramesh
Mr. Gokul Ramesh
VP Operations
M.Tech, Microelectronics & VLSI Design
IIT Madras
Mr. Venkata Jayanth
Mr. Venkata Jayanth
Lead Coordinator & Operations Manager
B.Tech, Ocean & Naval Architecture dept.
IIT Madras
Mr. Vishal Kumar
Mr. Vishal Kumar
Senior Mentor & Operations Manager
B.Tech Dual Degree, Electrical Engineering
IIT Madras
Mr. Swapnil Kapse
Mr. Swapnil Kapse
Spokesperson
MS. Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras
Mr. Brajesh
Mr. Brajesh
Operations Manager & Mentor
B.Tech, Metallurgy and Material Sciences
IIT Madras
Mr. Pradeep I
Mr. Pradeep I
Mentor
B.Tech Dual Degree, Bio Technology
IIT Madras