About us

The Life Science Foundation is a Not- for- Profit Public Charitable Trust registered on 30th December, 2009.

It is a unique initiative by two officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service (Bihar cadre) namely S. Jalaja and A.N.P. Sinha (IAS-1974) who have retired as Secretaries to Government of India.

Their long experience with Governments at the National and State levels have instilled in them the will to continue to serve people, although from a different platform.

Service through the medium of a public charitable Trust is in keeping with the Gandhi’s ideal of Trusteeship.


Gandhi's Talisman
"I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man [woman] whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him [her]. Will he [she] gain anything by it? Will it restore him [her] to a control over his [her] own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?
Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away."
- One of the last notes left behind by Gandhi in 1948, expressing his deepest social thought.
Source: Mahatma Gandhi,
[Last Phase, Vol. II (1958), P. 65].


Gandhi on Trusteeship
1."Supposing I have come by a fair amount of wealth – either by way of legacy, or by means of trade and industry – I must know that all that wealth does not belong to me; what belongs to me is the right to an honourable livelihood, no better than that enjoyed by millions of others. The rest of my wealth belongs to the community and must be used for the welfare of the community."


2.Those who own money now, are asked to behave like trustees holding their riches on behalf of the poor. You may say that trusteeship is a legal fiction. But if people meditate over it constantly and try to act up to it, then life on earth would be governed far more by love than it is at present. Absolute trusteeship is an abstraction like Euclid’s definition of a point, and is equally unattainable. But if we strive for it, we shall be able to go further in realizing state of equality on earth than by any other method.
(MR, October 1935, p. 412)


3.A trustee has no heir but the public.

LifeStream Magazine
A magazine on holistic Life published by a Group of people who are committed to spreading the message of living in harmony with Nature.