The initial one year was a period of intense search and exploration in an unknown and completely inaccessible territory. Selco Foundation (SF) from Bangalore which also wanted to delve deep into Odisha joined hands with me and so started the joint explorations. The team consisted of Ms. Palak Aggarwal, a young development consultant from SF, Angelina and myself. SF incubated the small team and helped in birthing a Society which was christened by Dr. Yogesh Jain as Swasthya Swaraj Society. Dr. Harish Hande, the founder of SELCO was the first President of the Society.
Idea behind the logo
The Swasthya Swaraj logo was conceptualized and designed by Dr. Ashish Changole and it communicates our ideology with clarity. It is a deep yearning of the poor masses for freedom from within and without, from the shackles of ill-health, illiteracy and poverty– towards a people’s health movement.