On 20th April, 2003, Diya Foundation commenced operations by setting up ‘Chetan Vidya Mandir' a school for the slum children at Nihal Vihar, New Delhi. The school was started in a one room rented accommodation with 20 students. In March 2004, land was purchased for new school building of Chetan Vidya Mandir. In July, 2005 Chetan Vidya Mandir shifted to its own new school building and now has on its rolls 260 students who are being provided education, mid day meals, uniforms, bags, stationery and regular health check-ups.
Diya Foundation in association with PVR Nest is also transforming lives and restoring the Dignity of poor, street, vulnerable children begging in and around PVR’s Neighbourhood through educational and social activities. At the childscapes center, the children aged between 5-16 years, are engaged in Informal education combined with lifestyle skills, food and health care.
At present we have two childscapes center, one in Vikaspuri and other in Naraina, where we have approx. 40 students. These students are being provided education, mid day meals, uniforms, bags, and stationery and regular health check-ups. They are also provided with free ration, so that they can have food at least twice in a day.
Diya Foundation in association with Care and Concern Foundation has recently taken over a school of slum children ‘Samridhi’ who were begging in near by areas in Ghaziabad, where we have approx. 50 students. These students are being provided education, mid day meals, uniforms, bags, and stationery and regular health check-ups.
Our Young Picasso’s
Works of art worldwide can tell stories or simply express an aesthetic truth or feeling.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. An artist is enough to draw freely upon his imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
In Diya Foundation we strongly believe that every child should be provided with the platform of exploring their thoughts through the means of Arts.
We believe there is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
We believe Great art picks up where nature ends.
Students of Diya Foundation have created some wonder master pieces throughout the year.