MBCN, an initiative of The Ponty Chadha Foundation receives National Award.
December 3, 2018: Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative of The Ponty Chadha Foundation today received the ‘National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2018’ by the Hon’ble Vice-President Shri Venkaiah Naidu. The award was received by Ms. Shanam Chadha, Trustee – The Ponty Chadha Foundation at a function organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The institution got the award under the category – ‘Best Institution working for Cause of Persons with Disabilities’.
Mr. Manpreet Singh Chadha, Founder Member & Trustee, The Ponty Chadha Foundation said, “It was my father’s vision to create an environment where children with special needs could become socially and economically independent; and today I am proud that his dream project has reached this pinnacle. Working on his philosophy and vision, we strive to work towards creating a better society for the special children. I am thankful for all the support received from the Principal, teachers, parents and well-wishers who have worked tirelessly towards the betterment of this segment.”
On the development, Dr. Vandana Sharma, Director and Principal, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan School said, “It’s a great pleasure for all of us to be acknowledged with this prestigious award. We have been trying very hard to achieve highest standards of rehabilitation service for the community of differently abled. Now it’s time to celebrate the vision of our founders and take our mission forward with greater motivation. We humbly accept the award with gratitude and sense of greater responsibility towards empowerment of children and adults with special needs every year.”
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan was founded in 1999 by Shri Gurdeep Singh Chadha (Ponty Chadha) with a mission to educate and prepare special children to live within community, having achieved three-fold self-dependence – physical, social and financial to the best of their abilities. The school is one of the largest private charitable rehabilitation institutions, which provides free-of-cost service to over 1000 students.