Welcome to Diya India
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Know About us

Diya India Foundation envisions a country that shines with prosperity. It is a ray of hope for the less fortunate section of society by providing education, healthcare, life support and community development. Diya India Foundation is working under the guidance of Padma Shri Dr. S.C. Manchanda, Sr. Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Diya Foundation was started by a group of doctors, professionals, and entrepreneurs who joined hands to fulfill a common set of objectives – “To give an opportunity to every underprivileged to lead a better life, helping the aged, giving medical support to those who cannot afford it, providing formal education to less fortunate children and spread healthcare and sanitation among the ignored section of society."

The success of Diya Foundation has won accolades from people all over India. With the ambition to replicate its successfully running project all over India, Diya India Foundation was formed in June, 2014 to spread the wings and activities of Diya Foundation all across India. With one rented room, Diya started imparting education to 20 underprivileged children with 1 teacher. Today it has two schools of its own namely- Chetan Vidya Mandir and Chetan Playway School.

Diya has been successfully running these two schools from Pre – Nursery to class V. Currently, both the schools have 392 students, 22 staff members and a principal. Since, our quality and efforts are being recognized and appreciated; we have seen an increase in the admissions of the students in our schools- Chetan Vidya Mandir and Chetan Playway School.

Diya India Foundation has been impact fully working towards its goal, with a belief in the importance of education and opportunity for all, it sincerely impresses upon the idea that “being born among the underprivileged is a fault of none.”

The Visionary

Padma Shri Dr. S.C. Manchanda,
Senior Cardiologist,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

The brain behind The Diya India Foundation, Padma Shri Dr. S.C. Manchanda has been the driving force of the foundation. His farsightedness and his leadership keeps us connected to the ground realities and also helps us maintain a single minded focus towards our goal of transforming our society through incremental changes at the grassroots level.

Our Patron

Dr. Ved Pratap Vaidik,
Chairman- Council for
Indian foreign policy

Dr.Ved Pratap Vaidik is a journalist, political analyst and freelance columnist of India. He had been with Press Trust of India as the founder-editor of its Hindi news agency “Bhasha”. We are proud to have Dr. V.P. Vaidik as our patron

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