The founders of
Shrujan are followers of Sri Ramakrishna Mission. In keeping with
the teachings of Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, they believe that
alleviation of poverty and hunger must occur before spiritual
teaching can have any real impact. In keeping with this, Shrujan has
been built on the following principles:
- Self-sufficiency, confidence, and dignity are the rights of
women all over the world.
- Maximizing local, available resources, situations and
skills is the best way of assisting rural communities.
- All forms of useful work are equal
- The unnatural divides of caste and communities can and must
Producing exquisite embroidery with the status of a high art form is
the outcome of this philosophy. The organization never wavered from
the initial vision that women would be respected as gifted and
highly skilled artisans.