About Us

The Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable Trust was founded in the year 1996 by the late Smt. Indira Garyali with a view to promote Education, Indian Culture and Heritage and to facilitate charitable assistance for the aged, poor and destitute of India.

Over the years, the trust has conducted many activities under it’s core objectives and has grown from strength to strength to be recognized in India and abroad for affordable education, promotion of vedic heritage, Indian classical dance and music and charitable assistance and endowments.

Today, The Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable Trust runs the Madras Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in collaboration with the Sree Annamalaiyar Educational Trust providing education to many under privileged students. The trust conducts the Vasant Utsav festival of Dance every year to promote vedic culture and Indian classical dance and music. The trust also conducts many charitable activities as providing donations for scholarships, aged care facilities, mental health of the poor and needy as well to orphanages, girl child education, palliative care and for assistance of the disabled. The main charitable purpose of the trust is to help women and families take care of their children and determine their own future. The trust has collaborations with Equitas Development Initiative Trust and the Sai Jeya Trust to conduct charitable activities that help youth and families build a future for themselves.

Donations to the trust are exempted under Sec.80 C of the Income Tax Act and is also approved for receiving foreign contribution under Order No. 075900710 of the Ministry of Human Affairs. The trust has also received grants from the Government of India, State Government, South Zone Cultural Centre and the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology.

We are proud to say, that under the able guidance of our Chairman and Trustess, the trust is continuing to expand it’s activities to others Indian cities and entering into collaboration with overseas trusts to increase the scale and scope of it’s activities in India.