The act of cultivating generosity stems from a sense of caring, nourishing, improving and enhancing the quality of life.
A firm believer in these principles and a devout follower of the teachings of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, Dr. H P Kanoria, Chairman of Srei Foundation conceptualised the Srei Foundation to transform the desire for service to humanity into actual practice and it took shape in 2001. Guided by the philosophy that 'Service to the society has always been and will be the guiding star of life', the activities of the Foundation during its initial years were concentrated around community development and social assistance by funding various causes. Srei Foundation, has undertaken several social projects in different areas supporting free education, medical aids, marriages, housing, higher education, etc. especially among the weaker section of the society.
Dr. H.P. Kanoria, was honoured as the Global Man of the Year at the 3rd Annual Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards presented by We Care For Humanity (WCH) for his unparalleled efforts at propagating humanitarianism. Held between 5-7th August, 2015 at United Nations Headquarters, New York, the award was presented to Dr. Kanoria by Princess Maria Amor Torres, D.D. of Philippines, Founder / President – We Care For Humanity and Creator of the G.O.D. Awards in the assemblage of other globally-known dignitaries and ambassadors.
Thus, these gestures were basically need and situation based and therefore ad-hoc in nature. Gradually, the focus shifted towards structuring the philanthropic activities into more sustainable initiatives. In the days to come, Srei Foundation will be the principal vehicle for institutionalising all CSR initiatives undertaken by the Srei Group.
"Nature gives and serves all beings, without any expectation of return. So, while creation is to give and serve selflessly; the return of such giving comes as a sense of fulfillment".