Council for Social Development, India
The Council for Social Development has the proud privilege and honour of inheriting the legacy of Dr Durgabai Deshmukh, a pioneer in the field of social development. CSD was one of the several institutions she built to integrate the dimensions of social development into the planning process for India’s development. The goal of ‘wiping every tear from every eye’ articulated so powerfully for the nation by Mahatma Gandhi is the philosophical core
of the Council.