About Us

~ Communication - Trust - Development ~

Who Are We?

Aseem Foundation was established with a universal theme cutting across economic, social, religious or ideological differences to change the society. It resolves to bridge minds who want to change things for better through its work in the fields of Education, Entrepreneurship and Development.

We are a non-governmental organization committed for Developing and establishing connections between the people from the disturbed Border regions and from the rest of India.

Volunteers of Aseem have been active since 2002 in the Kashmir region.
The NGO was registered in the year 2010, and has been growing ever since.

Our Motivation

Our work is an outcome of a heartfelt and emotional experience turned into a logical mission to achieve trust through interaction and development.
This work is a small and simple step to extend this interaction beyond the superficial discussions. The human connection, the link and the bond in a personal relation, can go beyond regional, political, religious, linguistic or any other barriers. We intend to establish this communication between the people of such disturbed regions near India's borders (including the north-eastern states) and the people living in the rest of India.

Trust cannot be achieved through fleeting interaction but needs sustainable and enduring efforts. A sustainable interaction intended for development can go leaps and bounds to achieve confidence amongst people.

Aseem has based its work on the triad of communication-trust-development.

Our work is primaily concentrated into three areas:
1. Education: Providing different opportunities of Education to the people in border areas of India.
2. Social Entrepreneurship: Creating different avenues of Enterprise by utilizing local resources in the border regions areas of India
3. Research & Awareness: Systematic research about the problems faced by citizen in border areas, and Creating awareness in the rest of India.

For more information about the projects, please see the Projects section of the website.

Download: Aseem Foundation Brochure 2018

Advisory Committee

Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Vinayak Patankar


A former General-Officer Commanding, 15 corps, General Vinayak Gopal Patankar served the Indian Army for 40 years. He held several other important command and staff appointments, including commander of a Mountain Brigade in the north-east and an Infantry Division along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir; as well as Director, Military Operations Directorate. He saw action in the 1965, 1971 and Kargil wars. General Patankar is a much sought after speaker on defence matters. His personal efforts were instrumental in making 'Operation Sadbhavana' successful in the Jammu-Kashmir.

Shri. Avinash Dharmadhikari


He is a former Indian Administrative Services officer. He was a well known social activist and free-lance journalist before joining IAS. He is founder and director of Chanakya Mandal Pariwar, a public charitable trust working in the field of Career Guidance and Personality Development. Apart from being an Ex-IAS, activist, Journalist and Author, he has been widely admired as a great Orator. He is looked upon as an activist who has taken pledge & promotes youngsters to take pledge to become a devoted volunteer in serving India. He has been associated with Aseem since initial years & continues to guide and help us in various capacities.

Shri. Sachin Gadgil

Sr. Director, HARMAN Connected Services

Sachin is working as a Senior director, HR in Harman(Part of Samsung). He has more than two decades of working exposure in Human Resource Management, Administration and Finance functions in IT/ITES industry, Manufacturing and Hospital. He is an active member in youth organizations working with focus of motivating youth for social change. He has designed and delivered various lectures, courses and short programs on Personality Development and Leadership Development. Mentoring young entrepreneurs and socially motivated activists.

Shri. Prashant Girbane

Hon. Director, Pune International Center; Director General, MCCIA

Mr. Prashant Girbane is Honorary Director at Pune International Centre (PIC). He also works as an advisor to various corporate entities. Earlier, Mr. Girbane has worked with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in different domains in Europe, Americas and Asia where he has advised various Governmental, multilateral and corporate entities. Mr. Girbane has also worked as an advisor to Commonwealth Secretariat in London and as a ‘National Consultant’ at United Nations in India for its Development Programme (UNDP). Mr. Prashant Girbane is a Chemical Engineer from UDCT (now called ICT) and holds an MBA from IIM Ahemdabad.