The Surabhi Foundation for Research and Cultural Exchange Mumbai, India

The Surabhi Foundation for Research and Cultural Exchange is involved in the documentation, preservation and dissemination of India’s Cultural Heritage at the National and International level. Surabhi Foundation is based on the remarkable success of `Surabhi,’ India’s longest running (11 years) non-fiction cultural series for National Television, produced by Cinema Vision India and presented by Siddharth Kak and Renuka Shahane. As a result of the amazing success of ‘Surabhi’, India’s largest independent audio-visual archive of Indian art and heritage was created, a resource that lies at the heart of the Foundation.

The driving vision of Surabhi Foundation is interpreting the past for the future, which includes creating the concept of the `Surabhi World’ Heritage Theme Park, a cultural destination connecting India with the world through Indian Culture, Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts, combining physical exhibits with virtual reality and interactive sites using technology. Such a Living Heritage Centre would be a first for India and is in its developing stage.

Surabhi Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organisation working for improvement of socio-economic condition of farmers and artisans in rural India. SuFo works for a healthy and equitable self-reliant society. This is brought about by accomplishing rural prosperity and growth through adopting environmentally harmonious farming systems, utilizing local natural resources and availing non farming opportunities integrating indigenous and global knowledge, people-centered development and empowerment approach.