About us

The Aim

Ardra aims to work for the educational, social, cultural, spiritual and economic advancement of the marginalised people of India .-Irrespective of caste, creed or community.

The Rationale

In these days of sick hurry and divided aims, life is not a cakewalk, a bed of roses for anyone. Yet a sizeable section of our species, including us, have been compensated with blessings galore – good health, material prosperity, recreational facilities, intellectual pursuits, social life et al. Our Heavenly Creator wants us to thank Him for all these blessings not through mere lipservice, but through love and compassion for our less privileged brethren. Compassion in action – that is what Ardra stands for.


Etymologically derived from the Sanskrit word Ardra – Ardram in Malayalam – the name means compassion, fellow-feeling or sorrow for the sufferings of another. Ardra strives to help the poor and needy by providing primary necessities, education, medical care, job-training, marriage assistance, employment etc. This charitable society derives its inspiration from our Lord whose compassion towards suffering humanity was boundless. The one who loved us with an everlasting love has often called upon us to translate our love and pity into deeds, into meaningful gestures.

The Society

Formed in August 2001, Ardra is under the direct patronage of H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan. Registered (No. K. 451) under the provision of Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 12 of 1955 with its head office at Kottayam, Ardra is a non-profit charitable organisation operating throughout India.


(A campaign for Organ donation awareness and collection of consent forms)

The charitable arm of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Ardra , and the Priest forum of the church has joined together to implement a social service scheme titled as “ARDRATHAYUDE THOOVALSPARSHAM”.

Back ground

Kerala boasts of the best health statistics in India and some of these stats are comparable to those in the Western world. The Department of Health, Government of Kerala, has now taken up the ambitious task of promoting deceased organ donation and transplantation in Kerala. In order to give an impetus to this, the Government of Kerala established the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing in 2012.  It is heartening for the terminally ill patients, who have no chance of survival otherwise, that the act of donating organs is catching up in the State. Those who have given consent forms are requested to kindly intimate the matter to close relatives beforehand. This scheme aspired to make the relatives also aware of the graciousness of this noble act of humanity.

Shri.Roy Mathew Muthoot
Mini Muthoot group
Sponsor and Convenor


Board of Trustees

Ardra- Executive Committee Patron HH Baselius Marthoma Mathews III, Catholicose of the E

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