Mr. Shantilal Muttha, a social entrepreneur par excellence, rose from extremely humble origins determined to sow the seeds for positive change and transformation in society. He founded the Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) in 1985 as a non-political, secular, non-profit organization with a vision, ‘to collectively contribute towards nation building through a holistic development of the society’.
Over the last three decades, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS), the parent organization of Shantilal Muttha Foundation, has achieved a fine balance of working extensively at the grassroots level and contributing at the policy-level thought process and decisions. His work almost always involves a three-step process:
1. Identify an issue of national concern,
2. Devise an appropriate solution by demonstrating proof of concept through successful implementation,
3. Offer it to the government as a replicable, scalable model at absolutely no cost.
Through this model, he has extensively led nationwide programmes in the areas of social development, school educational quality improvement, values education and disaster response.
Mr. Muttha’s work has won him appreciation and widespread recognition.
From humble beginnings to a prolific philanthropist, read about his life’s inspiring journey in his autobiography “Blessed to Serve”.