Operating from New Delhi (India), Manana is the activity arm of the Devahuti-Damodar Svaraj Trust (DDST) and supports projects related to:
- History & Philosophy of the Indian sub-continent
- Education, Study & Scholarships
- Social work
- Music, Arts & Literature
Manana’s routine administrative expenses are primarily borne by the DDST but most of its ongoing social activities depend on charitable donations.
Manana’s on-going activities can be broadly categorised as follows:
- The Devahuti Damodar Library of Indian Civilization
- Research, Editing, Transcriptions, Documentation & Preparation for Publication of Books.
- Youth Development and the School Support programmes
- Scholarship programmes
- Language Classes
- Initiatives for the Empowerment of Women
- Seminars, Workshops & Organisational Support
- Cultural Activities
- Is a center for knowledge, research and training, and works toward the holistic development of our youth by offering a space in civil society in which they can pursue their interests and skills in a way that is not possible in government, religious or cultural bodies.
- Serves as resource center for research on women’s issues with a special focus on gender studies.
- Is a specialised library.
- Provides assistance to organisations and individuals for research and documentation, by offering its library facilities and human resource skills.