Navjyoti India Foundation

Navjyoti India Foundation is a voluntary organization registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860; founded in 1988 by Magsaysay Award recipient Dr. Kiran Bedi (IPS Retd.) and 15 other like-minded officials of Delhi Police, as a result of the inextricable link that existed between crime and drugs.


Navjyoti began with an objective of correction, de-addiction and rehabilitation of the drug addicts as a crime prevention measure. As a non-government, non-profit, voluntary organization, Navjyoti soon forayed into leading other sections towards self-reliance by engaging in newer programs such as education of slum children, vocational education, rural development, women empowerment and rehabilitation of women inmates. With these projects underway, the organization was functioning in Yamuna Pushta (one of Delhi’s largest slums then), Jahangirpuri (a sprawling resettlement colony), Sarai Rohilla, Tihar Jail Central (one of the largest prisons in the world) and more than 40 surrounding villages of Nayagaon in Sohna Block, Gurgaon, Haryana.


At present, Navjyoti is operational in the semi-urban areas of Karala, Bawana and Jahangirpuri in North-West Delhi and the adjoining areas and rural areas of Nayagaon and is enabling Self-Reliance and Crime Prevention through:


  • Child Education Program.
  • Skill Upgradation Program.
  • Community Development Program.


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