Orphanages in ChandigarhAn orphanage (also children's home) is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans - children whose natural parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them. Natural parents, and sometimes natural grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state, and orphanages are one way of providing for their care, housing and education.
Orphanage in Chandigarh
Orphanages are highly structured institutions which try to fulfill all the basic requirements of children and attempt to create homely environment as they can. Orphanages are both governmental and non governmental. Non governmental orphanages basically are dependent on the donations by philanthropists. Chandigarh has number of orphanages in different parts of the city, a brief summary of which is provided below:
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.
Bal Niketan in Chandigarh:
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.
Bal Niketan, Sector 2,
Contact No- (0172) 2560780
It is for the welfare of the poor orphans and widows and the aged People. It runs a public school, a kindergarden, boys and girls orphanages, a tailoring institute for girls. It also runs poultry farm and pig farm for the children to be educated and self-employed. It also runs a medical clinic and an old age home for the poor.
Bharat Sewak Samaj in Chandigarh
The important details of the NGO are as follows:
Nehru Bhawan, Sector-24, Chandigarh
Contact No- 01722715239
A wholly non-governmental organization. Its policies and programme help the children enjoy all those facilities which enable them to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. The Haryana State Council for Child Welfare has been resolutely striving to forge ahead by exploring and utilizing human and material resources required for the potential growth of our younger generation.
Haryana Child Welfare Council in Chandigarh
It has made rapid progress in the sphere of child welfare activities since its inception and is steadily growing. The required details of the organization are as below:
650, Sector 16D, Sector 16, Chandigarh
Contact No- 01722770393
Some other Orphanages in Chandigarh
Apart from these prominent orphanages, there are many others which operate at a relatively smaller scale and run on less fundings and support. These are:
Bal Sadan Association
19, Sector 12A, Panchkula, Chandigarh
Contact Number: 01722581195
Kartar Aasra Old Age Orphanage Home
Kartar Aasra Rd, Sector 1, Rock Garden, Chandigarh
098 78 888838
Mother Teresa Home, Sector 23-A, Chandigarh
Orphaned children are society’s most vulnerable and susceptible population. Often, these children have lost the most important people in their lives due to disease, violence, or accidents. In other cases, these children have suffered from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In such a scenario, orphanage or more appropriately Children’s Homes provide them a place where they can expect to lead a secured and stable life.