“Katha” – the story
The journey of Aksharaya began in 1990, with two Indian teachers. With a humble start of workshops and camps, Aksharaya has today become a beacon of achievement and inspiration to many. It is the unconditional contribution, love and efforts of its founder that has led this organisation to find a place of respect and become a source of learning for its members.
'Ichha'- the motto
The history of Indian scripts dates back 5000 years. In India, 10 different scripts are identified from which are derived 22 languages (spoken and written).
Through Aksharaya as an organisation we aim
for the three E’s: Expand, Educate and Explore. Expand- promote 'letter' as a concept and its forms. Educate- aware the people, both professionals and students, giving them opportunities learn and appreciate through various activities like camps and workshops.
Explore- research and development of Indian script, calligraphy and typography
'Karma'- the work
Interestingly, all Indian scripts follow a common phonetic system. Thus, it is assumable that there still lay many hidden facts that the world including us has still to discover about these scripts. So to rightly connect these Scripts & their culture through intention, thoughts and philosophy there is a need for an organization- Aksharaya. Its contribution is to work in (concept) Letter forms and its related issues, Script study, Calligraphy, Type Designing, Typography, and also Literature (in relation) being some of the many fields. But while its vision remains vast, its mission begins with identifying and connecting various resources to the people.