It takes a little bit of initiative and a whole lot of passion to make big strides in rural development. And that’s exactly what BRF seeks to do. The Bannari Rural foundation (BRF) was started in the year 2002 with the aim of providing urban amenities in rural areas. It is the brain child of Sri S V Balasubramaniam, a noted industrialist, Philanthropist and Chairman of Bannari Amman Group of Companies. He believes in service to mankind is service to God and is actively involved in various community development programmes like health, sanitation, education, environment, water conservation, and livelihood. BRF works tirelessly to enable rural development in some parts of Tamilnadu. The Foundation works to provide basic amenities and a better quality of life to villages. And the efforts have indeed paid off! Children are heading to well-equipped schools; there is bctter sanitation facilities; safe water is available in plenty and of course, the people’s necessities are being met. However, there are miles to go and BRF is heading forward with great passion.