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Building a Better Future for All: Our Story and Mission
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Our aim is to empower every individual under our roof through quality education and progressive development

At GHAR we aspire to create meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives for those in need through our work. Our work is centred in our seven-storey home where our facilities include a Childcare Institution for orphan, abandoned and marginalised girls, a home for disabled women and a senior living space for the elderly. While fostering a sense of family through this richly diverse community, we strive to empower every girl and disabled woman under our care through quality education, skilling and progressive development with values of humanity, empathy and goodness and to facilitate their growth into conscientious and productive human beings who will impact society in times to come. 

We ensure that every member of GHAR is well taken care of in every possible way by providing them with nutritious meals, quality education, healthcare, recreational activities, sports and extracurricular activities. With suitably designed infrastructure and our team of trained staff and volunteers, GHAR is a home for the vulnerable in its truest sense.

A Picture of Two Young Girls

We aspire to create fulfilling lives for those in need through our work.

mission iconOur Mission

To set up sustainable homes for orphan, abandoned and marginalised girls and educate and empower them; the differently-abled to make them productive members of society and chart a new tomorrow for them; the elderly to enhance their quality of life; to inspire humanity.

vission iconOur Vision

Making the lives of orphan, abandoned and marginalised children, the differently-abled and the elderly secure, productive and fulfilling.

concept iconOur Concept

To set up integrated homes for orphan, abandoned and marginalised girls, women with disabilities and the elderly, wherein each component complements the others; and to create an environment of a home - of belongingness, security, good education, a sound future, hope and care and affection.

Our Journey

How It All Began…

Colonel Mickie Uberoi (Retd), the Founder of GHAR, while still a cadet in the National Defence Academy (NDA) had dreamt of starting a home for orphan and marginalised children. As a proud soldier, he served the Nation with honour and aplomb but never let go of his dream. As the calling within him to give wings to his dream grew over the years, so also the conflict brewing within intensified. Where was the money for creating the infrastructure and the operational expenses going to come from? After all, he was just a pensioner with only a modest source of income. The urge, however, prevailed and he finally gave wings to his dream and set forth to construct a seven-storey building with his life’s savings and borrowed funds to create GHAR.

An encounter with young paralysed women and getting to hear their stories germinated the idea of a home for women with disabilities from the underprivileged sections of society wherein they would lead a life of dignity and get mainstreamed in society. The home for the elderly was conceptualised for both the elderly residents and the children to partake in each other’s company and the natural bonding and affection that would come about amongst them. Thus was born GHAR – a home that would take into her embrace orphan, abandoned and marginalised children, women with disabilities and the elderly. Three generations of people from diverse backgrounds would be woven together as one family with togetherness, belongingness, security and above all love and affection.

GHAR would be the mother for her children, the elder sister for women with disabilities and a companion for the elderly; a home of warmth, encouragement and learning where children would dream and reach for the stars. GHAR would be the quintessence of happiness and aspirations, of hope and a sound future; of opportunities to realise one’s potential, of growing into conscientious adults who care.

GHAR would be the incubator of fulfilling, meaningful and purposeful lives who in turn would learn to use that to make an impact and a difference in the lives of others. GHAR would hold the hands of her children and help them climb up the tallest mountains; her children too would do so likewise in times to come.

GHAR's very own children would shoulder her when they come of age and this legacy would likewise continue down the generations. 

This was the dream and the vision of the founder of GHAR.

GHAR is about opening of doors, about opportunities, about making a difference to the lives of people

Change the world with us.

Awards

Recognitions for Our Dedicated Work

Highlights of the recognitions and appreciations conferred on GHAR for our work for the benefit of humanity. These awards are a testimony to the organisation's dedication towards providing a nurturing, safe and aspirational environment for her residents.

We are proud to announce that GHAR was awarded "The Best NGO in Disabled and Elderly Support" at the GNE Awards 2021. This award is a testament to our commitment towards providing quality care and support to the elderly and women with disabilities. We thank the organisers and the jury for recognising our efforts and will continue to strive towards creating a better future for our residents.

We were given also given an award for being amongst the 50 best NGOs in Maharashtra out of the 2500 NGOs all over Maharashtra surveyed by Lokmat. This is an achievemrnt considering that we got this award within just 8 months of commencements of our operations of our Child Care Institution.

Lokmat award
Lokmat award
GNE Award

Registrations

Officially Recognized and Registered

Sant Ishwar Foundation is a legally registered public charitable trust. Our registrations ensure that the Foundation operates with complete transparency, accountability and in compliance with all prevailing laws while carrying out its charitable activities. We are registered under the following Acts/Govt. Agencies:-

  • Societies Registration Act, 1860; Registration No. 1994/2018 dated 19/12/2018.
  • Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950; Registration No. F-52168/Pune dated 12/02/2019.
  • Niti Aayog; Unique Id No. MH/2019/0241931 dated 11/09/2019.
  • Ministry of Corporate Affairs; CSR Registration No. CSR00006172.

Sant Ishwar Foundation has been granted approvals that enable donors to claim tax exemptions on their donations. This allows the trust to receive donations from individuals and corporates who wish to support our various programs and initiatives aimed at helping the underprivileged and marginalised sections of society. We have been granted approvals under the following provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961:-

  • Section 12A: Registration No: AAXTS2665LE20198
  • Section 80G: Registration No: AAXTS2665LF20198
  • PAN No: AAXTS2665L
  • TAN NO: PNES65418D

Financials

Financial Transparency and Accountability

Sant Ishwar Foundation is committed to the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability. Our financials are audited every year. These reports provide a detailed overview of our income, expenses and activities and demonstrate our responsible stewardship of the funds entrusted to us. Our Audit Reports are available for scrutiny.