About the Fund

Mental health concerns are more common than we realise. And yet, so many of us hesitate to talk about them. We will speak openly about a stomach ache, or a physical injury, but will hide our mental distress – even from those we are close to. The secrecy, stigma and lack of awareness around mental health must stop!

The Pavitra Rishta Fund is committed to creating conversations around mental health and supporting those in need.

With your support, we will:

You can help people who are struggling with their mental health receive the support they need. Donations to the Pavitra Rishta Fund will be managed by our Philanthropy Partner – United Way Mumbai. United Way Mumbai is a non-profit organization that works with marginalized communities across the country. Your contributions will help enable projects that offer low-cost mental health services, spread awareness and create support systems for people who are most vulnerable. Indian nationals can avail of tax benefits under Section 80G upon donation. (DONATE BUTTON)
Get Help
Seeking help for your mental health is the smart and courageous thing to do! Here are some free resources you can access


iCALL – Initiating Concern for All is a mental health project which was started in 2012 by School of Human Ecology, TISS – Mumbai.

iCALL endeavours to provide professional and free counseling through technology assisted mediums such as, telephone, email and chat to anyone in need of emotional support, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation or race, and transcending geographical distances while ensuring confidentiality.



The Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists

List of over 300 therapists in India offering pro bono services for emotional and behavioral reactions that might be seen in any person during the COVID-19 pandemic -


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About the show - Pavitra Rishta
Pavitra Rishta is a Hindi romantic drama television series starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita Lokhande, Asha Negi and Rithvik Dhanjani. Manav, a garage mechanic, loves Archana, a homely and hardworking girl.