Founder Trustees

Miss Neera Misra

    She is a Social Entrepreneur, with almost 21 years of work experience, as business entrepreneur and then as social entrepreneur. She is also presently Visiting Faculty, Consultant and Founder Trustee & Chairperson of Draupadi Dream Trust, a Trust founded on Vedic principles and Philosophy. She has held / is holding the significant positions like-

    1. 1997-2005: Governing Body Member- FICCI Ladies Org.

    2. 2002-2005: Business Cell Councilor / Consultants: FICCI Ladies Org.

    3. 2004-2005: Research Advisor-National Commission for Women Committee for Women in Industry.

    4. 1999 - Consultant SWASHAKTI program of Min of WCD, GOI.

    5. 2001- 2010 - Expert Committee Member: Govt. of India SSI (MSME) Committee for Policy Women Entrepreneurs

    6. 2006 - 2011 Jt. Secretary: Women’s Football Federation of India

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Youth and women

Shri Rakesh C Misra

    Founder Trustee, left India in 1975, for greener pastures in Middle East. He is a first generation Entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in New Building Technologies, PEB and has promoted his firm RCM Prefabs Pv Ltd, in India, to be a part of Make in India, and contribute his decades of experience to India’s march towards Smart Cities and quality Toilets and EWS housing for the less privileged.

    A golfer, keen reader and lover of History & Music, he has contributed to social causes through Draupadi Dream Trust since many years.


    Empowered women/youth managing their own lives and confidently playing a constructive role in nation building through socio-economic and political participation

    Aesthetic Blending of Heritage and Modernity to make the individuals life richer Culturally, Economically, Socially and Spiritually.

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Youth and women

    Help women / youth realize their potential to be an asset to themselves & thus to the society at large.

    Restore our Heritage.

Wel wishers

    Draupadi Dream Trust is blessed to have the good wishes of its Beneficiaries, Benefactors and many prominent personalities. Personalities. While the benefactors and Beneficiaries get reflected in our programs, there are so many other quite well wishers, whom we wish to thank and acknowledge here.

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manmohan singh narendra modi

    The Trust derives its name and strength from the historical Princess of Panchala Desha, Draupadi, and is working in her birthplace, Kampilya (Distt. Farrukhabad UP) & Indraprastha (Delhi), besides other areas of India, and follows the method of Advocacy, Awareness and Training.

    All programs and projects are finalized after Research to assess local resources and needs, to optimize local growth and opportunities, especially with the Objective of India’s present 3R’s - Rural Resources Rejuvenation (Human, Natural, Agricultural, Cultural & Historical etc) poverty removal and new income generation options. In every area local Culture, Craft & History is promoted for development & progress, while maintaining the ethnic uniqueness.

    Location of our current social development work are rural and urban areas having ancient Heritage value, with special attention to the marginalized areas and people of our nation—whose condition has a direct bearing on our target group of women/ youth and Heritage.

    We consider every aspect affecting our target group individual / locality, and believe in empowering at every level as essential to fulfilling the objective.


Why Women & Youth need our attention?

Women are a large human resource which has been much misperceived, marginalized and not facilitated enough to contribute to be partners in socio- economic progress in quantifiable terms. In urban areas a vast section of the educated women & youth are directionless, with little access to any means of knowing how to cope with conflicting cultures or value systems or even how to use their knowledge for a fruitful life of contribution to self growth. In rural areas the race is to reach cities without realizing the vast resources they have back home. It is now an established fact that if you empower a woman you actually help a family.

Why Cultural Heritage?

Cultural Heritage is an important source of local resource development for economic enhancement and also bonds people. A proper understanding of our Common Cultural Heritage is crucial to creating gender parity and making women equal partners in progress, for any progressive society.

Also, empowerment of women is not possible without taking into account the men in their lives. Our study (2004-05) of the status of the area we chose for starting our project, shows two critical issues that we need to address are – (a) changing misperceptions about gender parity, which results from misperceptions about our Common Cultural Heritage, and (b) Vocational & IT education, to develop and harness skills & capacity of locals.

We identified four main sectors of growth for our chosen Geographical area of work, and have been working arduously in that direction, inspired by Arjunas focused approach. The four areas are-

  • Cultural Tourism Development for local socio-economic progress - Kampilya is a Nationally protected site of ASI and, with our consistent efforts, is now officially declared Tourist Destination by UP Govt. in June 2013!!
  • IT Vocational Education, as IT skills are key to any progress today, and specially where there are no opportunities for higher education, it becomes an important source of local human resource development for economic enhancement - We Initiated Computer Education in Jan 2005, which continues till date.
  • Development & Promotion of Zardozi Fashion Craft, which is a livelihood of almost two lakh families in the district.
  • Agro Products of Food & Medicinal value, to tap the rich agro produce & help farming community

Keeping the motto of Empowering at Every Level, numerous programs for empowerment of women were also organized on various topics of relevance