Established in 1991, SAMARITAN GRAMODHARAN SAMITHY (S.G.S) is an NGO, founded by Dr. Herbert Herring - Former Director of the German Cultural Institute in Chennai. S.G.S is a secular organization that aims to serve and support the underprivileged class of people, specially the tribals, in and around Gudalur, Nilgiris District, South India. The prime concern of the organization is to uplift this class of society, by providing them with fair living conditions and a better future.

" To take their hands in yours and to guide them to, at least a half way
through to, where you already are, is what S.G.S turns to You for. "