Purkal Youth Development Society

Empowers children from marginalized families by providing them with mentorship, healthcare, nutrition, and quality education

  • Gold Certified 2023
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  • 80G
  • 12A
  • CSR-1
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  • Headquarters

    Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • Since


Purkal Youth Development Society primarily works in the space of providing quality education to underprivileged children from remote areas of Uttarakh Read moreand. It manages a school that provides holistic care, nutrition, healthcare services, quality education and support for girl children. Its aim is to create a centre of excellence for children that imparts education and guidance throughout their careers and beyond. It has been decorated with many awards for its humanitarian services the most recent being the regional winner of the 10th Spirit of Humanity Annual Award by Americares India Foundation for creating tangible social impact.

Demographies Served


Purkal Youth Development Society has impacted dropout rates by reducing them significantly, steadily improving the results of year-end examinations, with a student attendance rate of 97.7%.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to produce
future agents of change
who will transform the socio
– economics of the
backward areas of
❖ Enrol children (predominantly
girls) with potential, from deeply
needy and underprivileged families,
with preference to those from
remote reaches of Uttarakhand
❖Provide these children with holistic
care + education, including life skills
and value systems through a
combination of adequate
nutrition/health care, high quality
academics and full exposure to cocurricular
❖Facilitate their onboarding into a
professional/vocational education
leading to adequate employability
❖Be recognized as a Centre of

Donor History

1. IndusInd Bank
2. Emerson Electric Co.
3. Swarovski India Pvt. Ltd.
4. H T Parekh Foundation
5. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited


  • Education Programme

    The Society strives to induct children into its school from remote reaches of Uttarakhand. The students are chosen meticulously ensuring that they are from economically challenged backgrounds, with personal visits to their homes and interaction with their parents to gauge their willingness to let the child continue in education.

    Besides quality education, the Society also provides its students with nutritious meals and healthcare including imparting good hygiene habits and comprehensive medical attention. It has partnered with XSEED to introduce the children to programmes that build thinking skills and problem-solving confidence in them.

    It also exposes the children to the aspects of spirituality and physical fitness regimen in the form of yoga, sports, and physical education to ensure all-round well-being of every child.

  • Pyds Learning Academy

    Providing quality education and holistic care to children from underprivileged families

Impact Metrics

  • Provides Free Care and Holistic Education to Children From Poor Families

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2014-15 320
    • 2015-16 344
    • 2016-17 510
    • 2017-18 512
  • Children Completed Their Schooling With the Help of the Society

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2014-15 108
    • 2015-16 126
    • 2018-19 43
  • Number of Beneficiary Students

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 495
    • 2020-21 508
    • 2021-22 500
  • Number Who Completed Class Xii

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 48
    • 2020-21 50
    • 2021-22 45
  • Number of Hostel Residents

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2021-22 40
  • Number of Beneficiary Students

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2019-20 495
    • 2020-21 508
    • 2021-22 500
  • Number of Hostel Residents

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2021-22 40

Theory of Change

Providing equal opportunity, quality education to the under privileged and aiding them to employability so as to bring about lasting and meaningful socioeconomic change to their families and communities

Milestones & Track Record

1998: Mr. GK Swamy & Mrs. Chinni Swamy set out to address
educational gaps in the community and took in a handful of
local children, tutoring and feeding them after school hours, at
their rented home near Purkal village.
➢2003: The Purkal Youth Development Society is formally
registered as a Society under the Society Registration Act, 1860.
The initiative that commenced in 1998 continues to operate out
of cattle sheds and rented garages.
➢ 2006: Construction activities begin at the current PYDS
➢ 2007: PYDS becomes a day-boarding school and launches
BTTP [Bus Them To Purkal], an initiative that expands its reach, to
villages at a distance from Purkal.
➢2010: ECLC [Early Childhood Learning Centre], in partnership
with with our sister NGO Purkal Stree Shakti (established and run
by Mrs. Chinni Swamy) is inaugurated to benefit the children of
young mothers of the community.
➢2013: PYDS receives CBSE affiliation for class XII. Nine children,
victims of the ‘Himalayan Tsunami’, are adopted and housed for
the first time.
➢2014: Shiksha Pundir becomes the first PYDS student to travel
overseas to China for six months on an exchange program. Ever
since, our students have been going on exchange programs to
international schools every year.
➢2015: The first PYDS School batch passes out, bearing
testimony to our efforts.
➢2016: Girls' hostel facilities were constructed on campus and
boys' hostel facilities started in a rented house close to campus.
➢2017: The first batch of the Navjeevan program commences.
➢2019: Mr. Anoop Seth takes over as the Society Secretary.
➢2020: Amidst the onset of COVID-19, the Government
announces a nationwide lockdown. PYDS implements various
platforms of digital learning.
➢2021: Our curriculum is digitized, laptops are distributed to all
teachers and the campus is Wi-fi enabled.
➢2022: Full campus activities resume with all students returning
to physical classes after a gap of almost two years

Leadership Team

  • Vikas Gambhir


  • Shrabana Chakraborty

    Head Resources and Donor Relations

  • Anoop Seth

    Society Secretary

  • Harsh Mani Nautiyal

    Senior Accounts Executive

Demographics & Structure

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  • Strength of Governing Body


  • Diversity Metrics

    68% women


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  • Formal CEO Oversight & Compensation Policy


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  • On Deployment Bias if any


Organisation Structure

Organisation Structure


Awards & Recognitions

• Spirit of Humanity 2019 – Regional Winner for contribution in the field of Social Impact

• Extraordinary Educator National Award 2019 by Mind Mingle

• TOI’s VIth Brand Icon Award 2019 to Founder Mr. G.K Swamy

• Innovations & Experimentations in Education 2019 by Old Pro Foundation

• Most Promising Programme Award for providing ‘not just education’ by CauseBecause 2018

• The Teacher Warrior Award by ScooNews 2017

• Winner of International Social Impact Awards 2017

• Winner of India NGO Awards 2016

• The then CEO/Secretary of the Society Mr. G.K Swamy won the ‘INST Radhakrishnan Award 2015’ for outstanding contribution in the field of Education

• In 2015, the then Secretary of the Society Mr. G.K. Swamy was awarded the ‘National Gold Karmaveer Chakra 2014-15’ Award and the ‘TVAM Karmaveer Chakra’ Award

• Regional Finalist in India NGO Awards 2011 for transparency and accountability. This is an award given to NGOs having best governance policies and transparency

Registration Details

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  • 12A


  • 80G


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  • Headquarters

    Purkal Village, PO Bhagwantpur, Dehradun, 248009


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