Sahasra Deepika is the vision of T.V. and Vijaya Ramakrishna. Dr. Ramakrishna came from a poor rural background in India and lost both his parents at an early age. Through sheer tenacity and encouragement from his teachers, he was able to go to college, and complete his higher education in India and the U.S. The Ramakrishnas never forgot how this support and education impacted their lives, and upon retirement, created Sahasra Deepika in order to pay this good fortune forward.
Sahasra Deepika Institute opened in 1998 with ten children. Now it is home to 60 children who are either orphans or from destitute single-parent homes. The four acre campus in Bangalore has a school, dormitories, library, computer lab and organic garden. To round out their curriculum, the children also take yoga and dance, and receive mentoring from community leaders and volunteers. Over the past decade, Sahasra Deepika has helped 14 children graduate from high school and go on to college or vocational school.
The dream of Sahasra Deepika is that the lives of hundreds of children across India will be enlightened through education. You could be one of a thousand lights of hope, joining hands to help achieve that dream.