About the Village Soda
Soda is situated 60 kms (1 hour) from the city of Jaipur. It falls in Tonk district an erstwhile princely state which has now been declared by the government as one of the most resource constrained districts of Rajasthan.
The Tonk district is home to more than 1,211,000 people with an average literacy rate of 61.58% , lower than the national average of 74.04%.
Soda is an ancient village – a “Sainik Gram” – having produced gallantry awarded defense personnel and martyrs – the likes of Brigadier Raghubir Singh who was awarded the Mahaveer Chakra and, given the title Savior of Punjab, during the 1965 Khemkaran sector war. It is also the birth place of Saint Ramcharan Maharaj – the founder of Ram Snehi sect and, of Kuleeshji – the founder of Rajasthan Patrika (most widely read daily newspaper of Rajasthan & accepted as an authentic source of information for Rajasthanis across the world).
Today, Soda is full of young dreamers and doers. They have the right intent and capacity to build better lives for themselves and their communities. All they need is for YOU to amplify their existing intent and capacity.