We, as a country, have reached the moon and the mars, but still struggle with ills like poverty and malnutrition in our society. No matter how far we have come, there are still hundreds of issues to be addressed, and millions of lives to be touched.

The bright side is that many Chandigarhians are marching ahead on the path of social welfare, and they are doing great! NGO’s and social organisations based out of Chandigarh are actually making the world a better place!

Here are the top 5 of them.

1. Nanhe Kadamsocial5

Nanhe Kadam, ‘small steps’ as it literally means, seeks to bring about a bigger change by taking small, yet significant steps. The NGO works to support the health and education of disadvantaged children in villages in the states of Punjab and Haryana. Having made significant contribution in the healthcare of village children by helping conduct periodic check-ups and health camps, the organization has now expanded activities to providing education to disadvantaged children through ‘child sponsorship’ programmes, volunteer teaching activities at village schools, and material support in the form of uniforms, clothes, notebooks, school bags, etc.

How to contribute?

You can sponsor the Nanhe Kadam Activities, become an honorary member, sponsor a child, or donate in kind.

Contact: team@nanhekadam.org

Website: http://www.nanhekadam.org/

2. ArriveSAFEsocial3

As the name may suggest, ‘ArriveSAFE’  helps people ‘arrivesafe’! This is an NGO working in the field of road safety awareness. It would be good to know that the recent liquor ban by the Supreme Court was the brainchild of the founder Harman Singh Sidhu. The organisation works on a multi-node model and reaches out the government, media, as well as the community to sensitive the issue of road safety amongst the masses. It also works as a pressure group to persuade the governments to make advancements in the field of road safety.

Contact: arrivesafe@gmail.com

Website: http://www.arrivesafe.org/


3. Navsankalpsocial4

NavSankalp is a Charity Association that empowers the downtrodden and links them with the mainstream through financial support. More specifically, NavSankalp helps those critically ill children, whose family cannot afford the treatment of their child’s ailment. The association was formed in 2006, and now binds 250 members, who annually visit orphanage- Snehalya, old age home, and blind institute.

How to contribute?

You can contribute in terms of monetary assistance for the treatment of the underprivileged patients, who otherwise can’t afford. The system is transparent and trusted.

Contact: navsankalpchandigarh@gmail.com

Website: http://navsankalp.org/

4. YuvSattasocial7

Yuvsatta (Youth for Peace)-an NGO is working in a variety of areas to steer the young people towards implementing Gandhian ideals based on voluntary effort and individual & community action. Yuvsatta aims to promote the spirit of volunteering amongst the generation next, to bridge the barriers of race, colour, religion, nationalities, and at the same time, fill the gender and economic divides by empowering the young people.

How to contribute?

Contact:  yuvsatta@gmail.com

Website: http://www.yuvsatta.org/

5. Tamanna


Tamanna is a Chandigarh based, state awarded private NGO of over 65+ volunteers from various fields & backgrounds, working since 8 years now, on a very consistent basis for the welfare of the society. The focus of the organisation is on health & education, empowering women, environmental concerns. Running on No-Profit Basis & well known for its consistency, it has associated with numerous reputed organisations & individuals; and has been in news time to time for various achievements in the field.

How to contribute?

You can join them in the cause as an intern, or as a member. They do not accept monetary contributions.

Contact:  contact@tammana.org.in

Website: http://www.tammana.org.in/


The super-amazing work of these NGO’s is so worthwhile, one cann’t help but get inspired. Feeling inspired? Take the action too! Do your bit, and make this world a better place for everyone.



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An eternal optimist, thinker, and observer. Writer and an avid reader. This is Vaibhav for you! He’s a born rebel and wants to break all the rules of society. A quiet guy who loves his solidarity and has to have the ‘me’ time, to feed the soul! When not anywhere else, you can catch him at the nearest library, feeding on a nice little book!

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