Seva Mandir's mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of
free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the
problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The
commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and
governance that is democratic and polyarchic.
Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and
governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like
the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their
associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The
mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural
backgrounds and perspectives can come tog...