Daksh Foundation –on its mission to provide utmost care, love and attention to the senior and elderly citizens

In today’s world, most significant section of society is our seniors who require utmost care, love & attention from their children & younger ones. However, a steady rise in nuclear families seems to have led to greater insensitivity, neglect and abuse of the elderly by their children. The lack of companionship and isolation coupled with limited mobility or ill health can cause depression and other disorders.

Daksh Foundation, one of the leading NGO in Delhi NCR founded in 2015 with a team of passionate young enthusiasts is putting its efforts to vanquish this criminality prevailing in our society.  Dr. Ankur Sharan, Chief Operating Officer is the brain behind the foundation to initiate attempts towards noble cause “Khayal Apne Buzoorgon Ka”.  In this context, several campaigns, events and conferences held in the past.  Dr. Sharan is key member in Apex Committee of Sr. Citizens cell as well which is made under flagship of Haryana Police for Sr. Citizens Welfare & Dr. Sharan is bridging the gaps by “Youth Connect” thru organizing various social activities, cultural programs, legal talks & showcasing Achievers Talk thru his ecosystem partners, Working professionals from different walks of life to make work life balance & encouraging people to support for the noble cause.

However, the foundation witnessed drastic upliftment with joining of Dr. Pushpendra Pratap Singh as Chief Advisory Board Member for corporate affairs at Daksh Foundation.  Dr. Singh, Country Head, Asia Shipping International Transport Pvt. Ltd, (a Brazilian Based company) is a Social Entrepreneur, Anthropologist, corporate Strategist and Business Analyst besides Shipping & Logistics expert professionally.

Dr. Singh was bestowed with Bharat Shree Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievements & Distinguished Service to the Nation”. He earned Lifetime Achievement Award for “Outstanding achievement and remarkable role in Shipping & Logistics” by Bharat Gaurav Shri Samman Parishad duly recognized by Govt. of India. To compliment this multifaceted persona, “Icon of Asia – Acharya/Business Mentor of the Year” was awarded along with “Best Social Entrepreneur of the Year – 2022” by Indian CSR Awards for his philanthropic activities on 27th August 2022 at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon. The award was entrusted by Hon’ble Dr. Kiran Bedi who marked attendance as Chief Guest. 

In half yearly report card, Daksh Foundation organized a colossal Cycle Rally on eve of International Day against Drug Abuse & illicit trafficking with an aim to make Faridabad “Drug Free City”. Assisted Red Cross Society for organizing Blood Donation Camps & Social works. Arranged Drawing Competition jointly for grandparents & their grandchildren to bridge in the generation gap with free medical check-up camps in cooperation with various hospitals.  In health Camp, senior citizens were registered for artificial limbs in desideratum by Red Cross Society along with oath by the DadhichiDehDaan Samiti to donate their organs posthumously for those in need.  Daksh philanthropic activities are steadily expanding marking it amongst Top 10 NGO’s.  The members of foundation are from different walks of life rending their invaluable support & contributions. 

Daksh Foundation organized an event recently at Sarvodaya Hospital, Sector-8, Faridabad in association with Indian Red Cross Faridabad, Administration Department, Radio Manav Rachna, Haryana Police honouring Senior Citizens.  The duplet raised awareness about Cyber Laws &honoured 12 eminent senior citizens for their social contribution to nation.  The event witnessed presence of Shri Krishan Pal, Minister of State for Power & Heavy Industries, Govt. of India as Chief Guest. Distinguished guest present was Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS and is personal secretary to the Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affair & Sports, Govt. of India. Mrs. Sushma Gupta, Vice Chairman Haryana Red Cross Society and Mrs. Sukriti, Chief Judiciary Magistrate cum secretary, District Legal Service Authority, Faridabad attended the event as Guest of Honor.

Shri Krishan Pal in his speech applauded Daksh foundation efforts in organizing such events &honouring seniors ensuring his full support.  The event witnessed corporate contributions whilst media coverage by “Cargo Insights” one of leading social media platform for Shipping & Logistics Industry& IndiaCSR.in for promoting CSR initiative related knowledge.   However, there is a dire need of various schemes formulated by PM office to reach its right hands for which Dr. Singh & Sharan strives for participation of CSR division of Corporates. It is appreciated & comprehended that NGO’s like Daksh can advance rapidly & work wonders when corporates lend their helping hands.

In their distinguishable endeavour, Dr. Singh urges leading corporates to participate & contribute in this noble cause building this nation a better place to live. Let us pledge to take care of our elders and participate more in events like “Khayal Apne Buzoorgon Ka”.


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