Knowing Diya India

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 India 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."

Diya India Foundation was formed in June, 2014. Foundation 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 India 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. Foundation has been impactfully 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.”


Our vision is to propagate welfare of the underprivileged in the society with an emphasis on slum children, youth,
physically and visually challenged, aged, infirm and destitute.


To ensure the holistic development of underprivileged children by providing them quality education, healthcare and balanced nutrition so that they can lead better life and can contribute to the society as responsible citizens.
To guide, train and impart skill development in the youth of the country so that they can secure a job and be self-reliant.
To provide medical services to those people who otherwise go untreated due to their economic conditions.
To extend financial support to underprivileged children up to the age of 14 years suffering from chronic diseases.
To enrich the lives of the aged people with care and comfort that they deserve
. To promote a healthy society by encouraging healthy environment through tree plantations & cleanliness drives across the country .

Message From the Chairman

Padmashree Dr. S.C. Manchanda,
Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Diya is not just a foundation for me. It is a way of expressing my gratitude to the society that has given me so much love and respect. I have always felt that it is my duty to give back to our society. While setting up the foundation I met a lot of people who shared my vision for an ideal society and wanted to bring about realistic positive change. These people are now part of my team and they treat this foundation as their own. They now share my responsibilities and work for the betterment of our society with great vigor and rigor. Without their support the success of this foundation would have been a distant dream.

Our foundation has always stood as a ray of hope for those who are struggling to exist. We will continue to give them hope and ensure that they can view their lives as a blessing. The foundation today has grown in all respects and we are now able to focus on some crucial areas that are a major concern for the society. I am proud about the fact that today Diya India foundation is not just ensuring education for the Underprivileged but it is also saving many young lives. Our foundation is enabling women to support their families and is ensuring that there are proper sanitation facilities for every individual. We have been able to provide healthcare to the
Underprivileged and take care of our elders and differently abled. We have achieved a lot till date, but our mission will not be complete till the time we see all faces around us smiling and nobody loses the courage to fight the adversities of life.

Our Accreditations

Diya India Foundation is a registered trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.
All donations to Diya India Foundation are eligible for deduction under Section 80 G of the Income-tax Act, 1961.