Belonging to one of North India’s well-known business families, the Shri Ram family, the Founders of SRF Foundation believe that it is essential to have a purpose in life.
Their great grandfather, Sir Shri Ram believed that “Only education can open the doors of prosperity”, helping to alleviate inequality.
He set up the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) in 1926.
At a time when society did not afford women the freedom to pursue their own dreams, Sir Shri Ram established one of India’s few All-Women colleges – the Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in 1956. He also established The Shri Ram Research Institute and The Anglo Sanskrit School.
In 1970, inspired by Sir Shri Ram’s legacy, SRF Ltd. was born.
The company was started by the founders’ grandfather, Padma Bhushan Late Dr Bharat Ram and their father, Mr. Arun Bharat Ram.
Over the last 50 years, SRF has evolved into an Indian multinational; with diverse businesses and market-leading brands; strong R&D and a footprint across the globe. SRF Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of SRF Ltd.
Today, SRF Foundation runs one of the largest community programs in the country, imparting education and vocational training programs to underprivileged children and youth by improving both hard and soft infrastructure facilities in Government schools, promoting computer-aided learning, and through the digital inclusion of communities.
The Shri Ram Schools (TSRS), founded in 1988 by Padma Shri, Late Mrs. Manju Bharat Ram are also run by the family. TSRS promotes a system of progressive and inclusive education, which keeps the child at the heart of everything. With three campuses in Delhi NCR, The Shri Ram Schools stand for a strong value-based education based on the pillars of sensitivity, integrity, pride in one’s heritage and pursuit of excellence.
In addition, SRF Vidyalaya, two schools supported by the family’s company, SRF Ltd. are in Manali, Chennai and Gurugram, Haryana in India. These schools aim to bring quality education to children belonging to economically weaker sections of society through a unique curriculum that facilitates active learning.