About us

Undreamed of Possibilities

The founding doctors of Eugenix Hair Sciences, Dr Pradeep Sethi and Dr Arika Bansal started Utkal Gaurav as a long cherished dream to transform lives using education in a remote village in Odisha. Dr. Pradeep Sethi is a renowned hair transplant surgeon who has pioneered the Direct Hair Transplant technique and co-authored a book titled, Step by Step Hair Transplantation. Dr. Arika Bansal is one of the few female surgeons in India who specializes in hair transplant surgery. The mission is to bridge the gap between the West and the East, using education as a medium. It aims to bring the best from both the worlds for the kids in Odisha.

Using the teachings and principles of their spiritual Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda,the project has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 4 years with an aim to bring the best in the world to the doorstep of these lesser privileged kids in Odisha.

Keeping education at the centre of it’s intervention, Utkal Gaurav aims to provide holistic learning to the kids to impart moral and spiritual values along with the best in education.

Taking inspiration from the best education systems from across the globe, the program currently focuses not only on academics but also on co-curricular activities and a practical approach to learning. Key focus areas have been Academics, Communication, Computer skills, Painting, Music, Dance, Yoga and personality development.

Utkal Gaurav Foundation is a charitable trust and we depend on donations from large-hearted souls for our functioning.


Our Impact

We are trying to change lives by focusing on four key aspects.

Empowering Women

Women are the backbone of society. At Utkal Gaurav, we lay emphasis on women in all our interventions so that they gain confidence and become the bread earners in their families.

State of the Art Infrastructure

Utkal Gaurav is building centres of excellence in the fields of Music, Dance, Yoga, Sports and Theater for a wholesome development of the kids.

Moral and Spiritual Values

Inspired by the life and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Utkal Gaurav aims to inculcate moral and spiritual values along with the latest in education.

Educational Facilities

Basic elementary education along with specialized training in Spoken English, Grooming, Personality Development, Music, Theatre, Yoga and Sports is at the core of Utkal Gaurav.