I acknowledge and dedicate this website to the fond memory of my dear Mother, who was the founding influence in kindling in me a passion and pride for our prized heritage and lineage. She created for me and my sisters a contemporary home replete with traditional systems and values.
Most people knew her for her green fingers, and her garden, over the years, was a nature lover’s delight!.
An NGO, Purkal based near Dehradun is well known for their strong commitment to education, specially for girl children from remote villages in and around Purkal (www.purkal.org). Their founders Swamy & Chini, a dedicated South Indian couple, helped me eternalize my mother’s memory in the beautiful environs of Purkal; together we tied what was very dear to my mother to posterity by planting a tree in her memory, and started an endowment fund entitled “Usha Raj Narain Scholar” to educate a girl child in perpetuity.
Vaishali – recipient of
Mrs. Usha Narain Scholarship