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Welcome To Pravaham

A community which lives to enlighten;

Receives to enable, with God as its source, Christ as its model and people as partners.

Pravaham means an “ever flowing stream”. It was initiated by the Rt. Rev. Ananda Rao Samuel, former Moderator and Bishop of the Church of South India, in 1993, with a vision of a community for Peace and Justice. Pravaham is located in Palamathi Hills in Venkatapuram, a village in the Timiri Panchayat in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, South India. It offers programs in Education, Health, and Awareness to the rural Dalit and marginalized communities.



This program provides opportunities to dropout students, particularly girls from Dalit and other marginalized communities in the villages, to get vocational training and gain employable skills.


Pravaham reaches out to children, youth, elderly and women in villages around Pravaham, bringing awareness in the areas of Health, Nutrition, Hygiene Environment and Social causes.


Pravaham training centre organizes workshops, seminars and guest lectures partnering with like-minded organizations and institutions.


Get Involved

We invite individuals, institutions, and organizations to become a Friend of Pravaham.

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