Dear Friend,

Inspiration is our greatest motivator, helping us press forward, to find meaning amidst chaos. What inspires us is sometimes found in the rarest of forms. Sometimes it is in plain sight. Often it is stumbled upon without intention, and it is sometimes handed graciously to us in the form of wise words, spoken by experienced and influential minds.

We, at the Swades Foundation, draw our inspiration for the simple and powerful word… Swa, the Self. Swa embodies the Empowered Self and forms the core of everything we believe and do. We believe that each and every person has the power to create transformational change, change for a better future for themselves, for our beloved country and for the world.
Swa Se Bane Des - It is these words that inspire us every day in our audacious task of empowering 1 million lives in Rural India every five years. It is these words that motivate us to not give up, despite the many challenges on our path and it is these words that brighten our lives when we see the impact they create on the communities we work with.
Yes indeed, Swa se Bane Des.
I am delighted to present to our film which we believe truly encapsulates our work and our essence. We are deeply grateful to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, who so kindly lent his voice for our video and gave it his unique touch, as well as our creative team Vistasp Hodiwala, Vikram Gaikwad from Underdog Communications and Vishal Mull.
I look forward to hearing your feedback. If you like it, I request you to share this video with as many people as possible and help us spread our message. Together we can truly create an India we all dream of.  

Warm Regards,
Zarina Screwvala
Founder & Managing Trustee
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