Prabha Khaitan Foundation

Prabha Khaitan Foundation is dedicated to the socio-cultural welfare and humanitarian cause. It is a non-profit trust founded by Late Dr. Prabha Khaitan. Based in Kolkata, the Foundation promotes performing arts, culture and literature, and collaborates with caregivers, committed individuals and like-minded institutions to implement cultural, educational, literary and social welfare projects in India.

Prabha Khaitan Foundation supports the UNESCO view that cultural development has the potential to be an alternative way of promoting sustainable development in poor rural communities, especially in the third-world countries. For us, culture stands for language, music, literature, visual arts, dance, drama, oral traditions, and traditional practices. The objective of the foundation is to create an enabling structure and promote networking so that communities engage with each other to work towards building positive self-esteem, inspire creativity and pro- mote culture and knowledge.

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Our Founder

Dr. Prabha Khaitan

Late Dr. Prabha Khaitan was an eminent Indian litterateur, philanthropist, social worker, entrepreneur and feminist. She was the founder of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation and was actively involved in initiatives that further the cause of women empowerment.

Her vision of working for a better tomorrow drives the machinery of the organisation and is embodied in her famous words: Karma hi jeevan hai (Work is life)

Our Initiatives

To promote and recognize talent in literature, performing art, folk music and dance, films, the Foundation organizes events throughout the country and beyond its shores. These campaigns are held to motivate and inspire the listeners and spread awareness about our cultural capital. Here are some of our initiatives:

Other Initiatives

Choupal
Choupal
Karuna
Karuna
Muskaan
Muskaan
EFA
EFA

Our Vision

Our vision is to explore newer possibilities and collaborations, especially in promoting and popularizing regional literature and culture, by providing a meaningful platform for holding Literary Exchange Programs across India. Shabd - Where Literature Meets - is an initiative to bring together the bright minds behind the various literary activities in India.

The Foundation believes that the women of today are the catalyst for change in the times to come and it brings together minds who think of a better future and pledge to make a difference. Ehsaas is a conglomeration of women from all walks of life who are graceful in their own ways and inspire others for betterment of the society and promote Indian culture.