We strive to be the “Essence” that positively and meaningfully impacts society and to create constructive change.
The Tattva Group has been built on the foundation of social change that goes beyond business. The Tattva Group is a significant part of the Down Syndrome Federation, Seva Samajam and Indian Squash Academy.
Mathru Mandir was started by Dr. Surekha Ramachandran for persons with Down Syndrome. Established in 1984 with only 6 children, Mathru Mandir now offers support to innumerable children and families as they navigate the challenges of understanding and coping with Down Syndrome. The services offered include counselling for families, training children to overcome their limitations, providing physiotherapy, speech therapy and spreading awareness about Down Syndrome.
Started in Tamilnadu, Mathru Mandir today, plays a commendable role, with people coming to the centre not only from the state and across the country, but from other countries as well.
Seva Samajam began its journey in 1950, under the vision of Mrs.Mary Clubwala Jhadav, an outstanding social worker. It was set up as a surrogate home to better the lives of orphaned children of freedom fighters and those coming from economically weaker sections of society. It has now grown into a full-fledged organization that houses over 150 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 18.
For the Tattva Group, the association with this organisation is a deep personal bond. Late Smt. Jayalakshmi Narayanaswami, mother of our Chairman, had been associated with Seva Samajam for over four decades. Under her determined and enthusiastic stewardship, Seva Samajam evolved from being primarily a residential home for underprivileged children, to a higher secondary school, and the later addition of the Jayalakshmi Narayanaswami College of Education.
The Indian Squash Academy (ISA) was created to build public awareness about Squash as a sport and provide an arena with proper facilities to train athletes. Mr Ramachandran, Chairman of The Tattva Group, played a pioneering role in the establishment of this academy in Chennai and this has revolutionised squash careers in the country. ISA celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015.
Some of the champions nurtured by ISA include national champions who rank among the top 20 – including Joshna Chinappa, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Karthik. ISA Players have won medals at Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and SAF Games, to name a few. In order to make the sport more inclusive, the ISA promotes it at Government Schools and introduces the game to underprivileged children every quarter. The ISA’s dynamic plans have helped squash as a sport gain prominence over the last decade.