When Suresh Babu started the Facebook page Kalam’s Kanavu (Kalam’s Dream), he didn’t expect more than 25000 people to join the community. He then decided to start ‘Naalaya I.N.D.I.A’ (Tomorrow’s India), an NGO, on Dr Kalam’s birthday. The aim of Naalaya India is to bring the youth together for change in society. This is in line with late president's dream of making India a developed country by 2020.
Suresh Babu has worked closely with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam during his stay in Anna University. He decided to start the Naalaya India movement to ‘inspire young minds and make the change bigger and stronger’.
The NGO is founded on the three virtues of passion, inspire and spread. Suresh Babu said in a press release, “Naalaya I.N.D.I.A will bring the youth of the nation together for one goal - Change. We firmly believe that we are the new generation, who can bring about a change in the world to make it a better place for us and the future. We, the part of the 'new', invite you to be the CHANGE.”
Naalaya India started off with a conference – People of Change 2015 – from October 12-15, where people from different fields will come to inspire youngsters through exchange of ideas and thoughts. They are also planning to create an online directory of ‘change makers’ which can be accessed by all and serve as a bridge between society and these people.