Assam, the gateway to northeastern part of India is known for its one horned rhino, world famous tea and the great saints like Srimanta Sankardev and Azan Fakir. Jyoti-Bishnu-Hemango created a multi-cultural. The Bard of Brahmaputra Dr. Bhupen Hazarika spread the message of love and humanity across the world.
However, time has changed. Assam is now going through tough time. Religious and ethnic intolerance is mounting high. The economic growth and human development have been dwarfed. A series of ethnic violence, insurgency and counter-insurgency and the devastating flood almost every year is adding misery to the life of Assamese people. A large number of people are being displaced by recurrent ethnic conflicts as well as perennial natural calamities. At the same time cases of civil, political and human rights violation and impunity is increasing without any break.
In this crucial juncture of time, Abdul Kalam Azad, then a post graduate student at Tata Institute of Social Sciences teamed up with a group of likeminded cross cultural youths and pledged to work for the betterment of Assam and its people. Thus Jhai Foundation came into being with a vision to see a just and humane society. Jhai Foundation was formally registered on 6th of June, 2014 as a civil society organization under Societies Registration Act – 1860. ‘Jhai’ (tamarix dioicia) is name of a special plant which grows in riverine areas of Assam. It can survive even in extreme adversities and helps in soil conservation.
Jhai Foundation is blessed to have guidance and suggestion from an advisory group consisting eminent social workers and domain experts from across the country.
We dream to see a world without discrimination where every human being gets equal opportunity to explore fullest potential of life.
We pledge to bring sustainable development to communities living in Assam and to celebrate truth, justice, peace and humanism.
We perceive people as the centre of every intervention to end discrimination, subjugation, under-development and social evils.