||I had a hidden desire in my
heart to help the poor and special children, but
I was unable to find much time from my busy household.
After I lost my life partner in November 1997, my desire
came out and I decided to devote my remaining life to
serve the under-privileged special children.
God gave me strength, and I moved to Bareilly where I
had my parental home and my roots.
DISHA was born on 3rd December 1998, with just 3 special children of below poverty line families from
remote areas in the outskirts of Bareilly. I am indebted
to my sister, Rajni who supported me whole-heartedly
and the Bareilly College, which provided me a room to
make a modest beginning. It was an arduous task to motivate
the parents to send their disabled children
to Disha where they would get free treatment and education.
As time passed, people started supporting me for this
noble cause. Support also came from the government and
some charitable institutions.
It is only due to people’s love and support that
today, Disha has over 400 children and its own building.
The challenges are many, and the entire faculty of Disha
has accepted these challenges, but without the continued
support and guidance of all of you, we cannot be successful
in our endeavours. On behalf of the team of Disha, I
seek your co-operation and help in shaping the future
of these special children so that they could
join the mainstream of the society and live a dignified