Jagriti – Centre for Social rights
Jagriti - Centre for Social Rights is a Delhi based NGO that works for the awakening and providing Computer Education to the Economically Poor, Physically and Mentally Challenged, especially in rural areas. It is a not for profit, non-political, non-governmental organization and is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 with the Government of NCT of Delhi in June 2006. ‘Jagriti is a Sanskrit word which mea ns Awakening’, and the society is determined to awaken the people towards the cause of mentally and physically challenged and to make them self sufficient.
Aims and Objectives of Jagriti include:
To promote computer literacy among the youths, especially the disadvantaged, minorities and marginalized who cannot afford quality computer education.
- To eliminate all forms of Child labour
- To run Charitable Dispensaries, Training Institutes and Schools
- To develop Electronic and Print materials for the advancement of Computer literacy
- To bridge rural Urban divide in the field of Computer education
- To assist people requiring immediate help like those affected by natural calamities, communal violence etc.
- To provide Special Education programmed for the School dropouts
- To promote Communal harmony, Human dignity and Caste-less Society
To run its operations, the society depends on the income sourced from:
- Donations, contributions and gifts in kind from the individuals and private firms.
- Admission and subscription fee from the members.
- Grants by Indian Government, State Governments, Local Bodies, Public Institutes and other Legal Authorities.
- Income generated from various activities of the society.
The funds of the society are invested as per the provision 11 (5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and no member of the society can have any claim on the moveable or immovable property of the society or make any personal profits from thereof. The funds and income made by the society are audited by a qualified Chartered Accountant every financial year.
The posts of President, Secretary and Treasurer in Jagriti society are all honorary posts and none of these office bearers can use these positions to gain any personal profits out to the activities of the society.
The Governing Body of the society consists of President, Secretary, Treasurers and Executive Members. The Governing Body is responsible for the management and administration of the society and has the power to appoint office bearers, prepare plans, projects etc. and execute them. Elections for the governing body of Jagriti are held annually.
Jagriti presently runs two Training and Research division in Delhi, one at Palam and another one at Munirka area. Jagriti has tied up with NICT Computer Academy, New Delhi to provide Computer Education to the Poor and disadvantaged students since 2010. It is presently headed by Mrs. Aarti Singh, who was unanimously elected as President in the recent elections of the society. Mrs. Aarti Singh is a Special Educator and she is associated with Tamana Special School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi from 2007 onwards. She also provides her expert guidance to the students at NICT Computer Academy for Special Children.