How old is Diya Foundation?
Diya foundation was established in the year 2003.
Why was Diya established?
To propagate welfare of the underprivileged in society with special emphasis on slum children, handicapped, aged, infirm and destitute.
What are the objectives of Diya Foundation?
- Education for the underprivileged children.
- Providing healthcare to the underprivileged.
- Caring for the aged and Destitute.
- Providing helping hand to the handicapped.
- Vocational training and upliftment of women.
What is the role of Diya in ensuring Child Rights?
India’s children will only achieve the rights guaranteed to them if every Indian believes this should be so and exercises all the power at our command – as parents, neighbors, consumers, employees, business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, professionals, bureaucrats, activists and most importantly as citizens – to make this a reality. DIYA’s role is to amplify the voice of India’s children to reach large numbers of Indians and enlist their support for this cause.
Why do you stress on education, when there are other equally pressing issues in the country?
Education alone is the power that can redeem the poor from their poverty – not only in terms of earning a livelihood but also becoming aware of the rights and freedoms that a citizen is endowed with, thus empowering individuals and becoming self- dependant beyond doubt.
Who is the founder of Diya Foundation?
Padmashre, Dr. S.C. Manchanda, Chairman, Diya Foundation
Sr. Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Former HOD, Cardiology, AIIMS
Dr. Manchanda retired as professor and head department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi and is presently practicing as senior consultant Cardiologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. During more than 36 years of practice, teaching and research he has authored over 400 research papers and published four books on Cardiology. His unique research work on the beneficial effects of yoga on heart diseases has given for the first time strong scientific evidence for use of old Indian system of yoga in managing heart disease. Winner of numerous awards and medals, he was conferred the Padma Shree” award by the president of India on 26th January, 2004.
Is DIYA a Registered Foundation?
Yes, Diya foundation is a registered charitable society under the societies registration act, XXI of 1860 and the income tax Act, 1961.
Is DIYA Foundation having 80G and FCRA?
Yes, Donations to Diya Foundation are eligible for deduction from income under section 80G of the income tax act, 1961. And also Diya Foundation is registered under the foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 in India vide registration No. 231660815 and is authorized to accept foreign contributions.
How does Diya spread basic rights of children?
We evolve our philosophy of community mobilization – empowering communities (the immediate family, the immediate neighborhood and the village or the town) to resolve the problem affecting children.
Diya in partnership with grassroots level NGOs work within communities and help projects in project planning, financial management, material requirements, base line data establishment, organizational development, training for skill building and information support.
How would I benefit from Diya Foundation?
Donations to Diya Foundation are eligible for deduction from income under section 80G of the income tax act, 1961.
Who are the corporates Supporting Diya Foundation?
- Hindustan Unilever
- Hari Darshan
- Ansal API
- Steel Authority of India
- JCT Limited
- Apeejay Stya Group
- Dalmia Cement
The problem is HUGE! Will my small contribution make a difference?
Sure it will! In fact, we estimate that something as small as amount equal to the purchase of a burger can pay for a child’s education and health for a day. And, trust us, all those small contributions put together add up to lot!
Can I check the programmes of Diya Foundation?
Yes, you are always welcome at the project site of Diya Foundation i.e. Nihal Vihar. Unlike other NGOs you can check the project unannounced without making any prior call.
Can I give in kind to Diya Foundation?
Yes. You can always support our students of Chetan Vidya Mandir by providing stationary, school uniform.
How can I volunteer for Diya?
You can always donate online. For further information call us at 01-47070156 or can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get to know the child I’m sponsoring?
Yes, you will be given the full details of the student you are sponsoring along with the family background of the child.
How do you select the children?
We select those children who are from low social economic background. The mother and father of these children work as a maid servant, factory worker, single parent, etc.