Passionate and committed changemakers

our founder


First women CM of Gujarat, a visionary leader and ardent advocate of women empowerment, she has been a critical force behind the establishment, subsistence, and flourishment of Gramshree and Craftroots. It was because of her thousands of women and artisans are positively impacting society.

Being a renowned teacher and a compassionate soul, Anandiben could resonate with the challenges women had to encounter in day-to-day lives. Thereby, she founded Gramshree with a vision to help and empower as many women as she can and worked relentlessly to make that happen.

our founder


With extensive experience in serving the communities across the country and empowering artisans (especially women), she is one of our country’s most renowned social entrepreneurs. Anarben has been a pillar to many organizations and NGOs, including Craftroots and Gramshree, achieving impeccable philanthropic achievements.

It was her vision and diligence that Gramshree and Craftroots could impact thousands of lives. While impacting people from all walks of life, her contribution to promoting Handicraft is commendable.