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Bal Niketan
An Introduction to Bal Niketan
Bal Niketan is a "Home" for orphan, destitute and abandoned children from Haryana and adjoining areas and was established on 2nd of October, 1983. It was the brainchild of its Founder President late Shri J.D. Sharma IAS (retd.) who was an eminent educationist and a former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University. Inspired by the words of Swami Vivekananda, "They Alone Live Who Live for Others", late Shri Sharma conceived the noble idea of establishing this "HOME" to help such children to grow and live with dignity as good citizens and ultimately to stand on their own feet through education and vocational training arranged by Bal Niketan. It is located in Sector-2, Panchkula on 1.5 acre plot with a covered area of over 12,000 sq.ft. and having a strength of around 55 children.

The major objectives of Bal Niketan are:

i. To establish and maintain a "Home" for orphan, destitute and abandoned children irrespective of their caste, creed and sex, to provide them personal care, emotional security and proper education and training facilities for their complete rehabilitation.

ii. To provide vocational training facilities for the youth including the children of the "Home" and children of the weaker sections from the neighbourhood for their eventual rehabilitation as employed/self employed members of the society.

With the untiring efforts and devotion of the Founders, Bal Niketan has taken firm roots and has continued to provide solace and succour to the children in social distress with generous donations from its increasing number of well-wishers and with the support of an enlarged, cohesive and enthusiastic team of volunteers. While only a part of Bal Niketan’s expenditure on its 50 children is met from the donations.

For our work in the field of Child Development, we have been awarded the National Award for Child Welfare for the year 2000 (click here for further information).

Donations to Bal Niketan are exempted under Section 80-G (5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 Granted for perpetuity vide Finance Bill No:-2 of 2009