The Sitaram Jindal Foundation (SJF), formerly known as S J Jindal Trust, established in 1969 is a charitable organization with the humanitarian objective of serving the poor and downtrodden in various fields. True to the inspiring ideals and values of its Founder Dr. Sitaram Jindal, the Foundation and its associated trusts has been promoting and providing basic needs for the people across various sections of the society in different fields including education, healthcare and rural development without discrimination of caste and creed. The foundation has setup several schools, colleges, hospitals and constructed many pathshalas (rural schools) other than initiating and running many welfare schemes and vocational courses for the benefit of the poor and deprived. Besides awarding scholarships to more than 10,000 students each year, the foundation has been extending financial support to more than 500 charitable institutions annually to sustain their activities for over 42 years now. While spending money on charitable activities, it is ensured that not a single paisa is wasted, proper verification and cross checks are made before and after giving scholarships, donations etc. to ensure that financial assistance given is properly utilized.
The foundation is an independent entity and has no political, religious or commercial affiliation. It serves humanity irrespective of caste, creed, colour or religion. It does not take any financial help from government or other agencies.
The Foundation and its associate trusts/societies carry on the following charitable activities in various fields:
Rural and Social Development
Site Name: www.sitaramjindalfoundation.org
Jindal Naturecure Institute (JNI):
Formerly INYS, spread across 130 acres was established in 1979 as a center for drugless cure through naturopathy on the outskirts of Bangalore. Today, the worldwide acclaim of JNI backed by over One lakh satisfied patients, stands testimony to the immense power of nature to cure various diseases without any medicines, injections, invasive surgeries etc.
Diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, migraine, abdomen/liver problems, cancer (upto 2nd stage) are being treated successfully. Nearly 25% of the inmates/patients are given highly subsidised treatment, which includes free food and accommodation, the institute has also reserved 40 beds for extending free services to the poor.
Three allopathic hospitals viz Manav Charitable Hospital, Bangalore, Jindal Charitable Hospital, Bangalore and Manav Seva Polyclinic, Delhi, serve about 2000 patients daily. Free Breast Cancer treatment and Eye operations are also done for poor patients at Manav Charitable Hospital. You can visit us on www.jindalnaturecure.org
Manav Charitable Hospital (MCH)
Spread over 5 acres is a full-fledged allopathic charitable hospital established to meet the medical needs of poor people, irrespective of caste, creed, religion in rural areas. The hospital has 21 specialties such as ENT, Eye, Dental, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Physiotherapy etc and all departments are equipped with most modern medical equipments. On an average, 800-1000 patients avail free treatment facilities at this hospital. The diagnostic equipments include full-fledged modern laboratory, CT Scan, Ultrasound, X-ray, TMT, ECG etc
Jindal Charitable Hospital (JCH):
Situated at Rajajinagar, Bangalore was started in 1987, to serve urban-poor and lower middle class people.On an average about 500 out-patients are treated in this hospital daily by a team of 30 dedicated doctors and Para-medical/other staff. Nearly 5 lakh patients have been treated at the hospital in the last 3 years.
Manav Seva Charitable Polyclinic (MSCP), Delhi
MSCP is a day care polyclinic at Delhi, providing ECG, Eye testing, dental, X-ray, physiotherapy and Lab facilities.Medicines and consultation are provided free of cost to all patients. Daily around 250-300 patients avail the facilities at this polyclinic.
Health Education Centre:
First health museum of its kind in the country started in 2011, has 12 individual zones explaining all parts and processes of the human anatomy. Visitors are educated about various ailments and their redressal methods through many working models and educative movies. The centre boasts of two state of the art auditoriums and a team of well equipped doctors to address the queries of visitors, thereby helping them understand and maintain good heath .
Four mobile vans (One Dental & One Eye van) covering nearly 100 villages round the year treat an average of 1000 patients every day providing free medicines and consultation.
Jindal Public School (JPS):
Established in 1968, is a charitable school affiliated with State Education Department providing quality education to students from neighbouring villages in Jindal Nagar, about 1300 students between classes LKG to 10th standard are being educated in English medium with 100% results. Latest techniques such as Educamp, Smart Classes have also been adopted so as to provide best education to the students.
Though already subsidised, the foundation provides further concession between 25- 100% to the deserving students on the basis of merit and means. Free mid-day meals is also provided to encourage students particularly underprivileged children, thus providing balanced nutrition to get proper education.
INYS Medical Research Society (Research and Development):
Set up in 1979 with an objective to conduct intensive research in areas of naturopathy to develop more effective treatments to address a large number of illnesses, thereby minimising the use of drugs and medicines.
INYS MRS has consistently carried out research activities on diseases such as Bronchial Asthma, Diabetes Mellitus, Essential Hypertension, Rheumatoid and Osteo arthritis, Rhino Sinusitis, Multiple Coronary Risk Factors, Obesity, Dysmenorrhoea, Metabolic Syndrome, treatment of Cancer etc. Till now more than 3500 patients have participated in various research projects of INYS MRS.
Sushruta Trauma Centre:
Constructed on a plot of around 1.5 acre at Metcalfe Road, Civil Lines, Delhi worth over Rs. 50 crores, the hospital was donated to the Government of N.C.T. Delhi where a trauma centre is being run by the Government free of charge for the poor.
Sawan Public School, Delhi (SPS):
Established in 1975, the Foundation promoted a residential school called ‘Sawan Public School’ at Chattarpur Road, Delhi, on a 20 acre plot with huge financial investment for the poor. In 1993, the School then valued at Rs. 100 crores was selflessly donated to Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan so that the foundation could expand its horizon by establishing more institutions and initiate other charitable activities for social upliftment.
Jindal Pre-University College (JPUC):
We found that poor rural girl students from 100 odd villages surrounding Jindal Nagar were deprived of collegiate education as there were no colleges nearby. JPUC, was established in 2003 with the objective of providing quality higher secondary education to rural girls. Around 380 girl students are undergoing courses in Commerce, IT & Science. During 2009-10, the pass percentage was 99% and over 92% of students got either distinction or first class. The College has an excellent library, well equipped laboratories and sports facilities.
The college has been conducting a series of guest lectures by a variety of professionals such as Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, GKVK, ISRO, ISSEC and Bangalore University at the college which has inspired students to explore areas beyond the syllabus.
Jindal Degree College for Women (JDCW):
Instituted in 2011 is purely for girls currently having strength of 218 students for degree courses in B.Com and BCA. More new courses are being added. The total strength of the college is expected to go over 1000 students in the coming years
It is our belief that by spreading literacy amongst women the whole family benefits, which in turn leads to building a strong nation. Further high cost of higher education also acts as a road block for the poor and deserving girl students. For these reasons, Jindal Pre-University College and Jindal Degree College for Women, have been started to encourage education of women belonging to rural Bangalore. 50% of the applicants from below the poverty line are eligible to get 100% concession in fees. No donations are collected from any one. For more details, visit us on www.jindalcollege.com
Merit Scholarships/ Schemes:
For over 4 decades SJF has been offering scholarships for pursuing higher education to deserving meritorious students from poor families.
Scholarships are being given to nearly 10,000 students per annum on all India basis without any discrimination of caste and creed to meritorious and needy. Till date over 5,00,000 students have benefitted
To encourage the students to achieve excellence in education over 43 gold medals have been instituted in 24 Universities/Colleges throughout the country. Twenty more gold medals are proposed to be instituted over a period of time.
Book Bank Scheme:
To promote learning capacity and knowledge amongst rural school going children, the Foundation is running a Book Bank Scheme since 1991, under which, rural schools are given useful books, including reference books for making the same available to their students.
Crusade against social evils:
The Foundation is spreading an awareness campaign against various evils like smoking, alcohol, pan masala, zarda, drugs specially amongst the younger generation all over India to make them aware of the dangers to their health and to ensure a healthy nation.
Rural & Social Development:
Besides construction of six institutions (Degree Colleges & ITI’s) in Haryana, the foundation has adopted over 100 villages in Karnataka where basic facilities like education, health and portable water tanks have been provided. The Foundation/Associates have also dug bore wells and constructed overhead water tanks in several villages to provide safe drinking water facility to the villagers.
In order to encourage and inspire those engaged in serving humanity and promoting moral values, peace, harmony, health education, patriotism, national integration, eradication of corruption, the foundation has launched two prize schemes in 2011, known as “Jindal Prize” and “S.R.Jindal Prize”. A panel of very eminent persons adjudicate the nominations for the prizes. The foundation has earmarked a corpus fund to the tune of Rs 125 crores, the income from which will be utilized to run the prize schemes.