Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust


'Colours of Hope'

An Exhibition of Paintings
Made by Tihar Inmates and Upcoming Artists
at Satyagraha Hall, Gandhi Darshan
(behind parking lot of Raj Ghat) New Delhi – 110024

Ms. Jaya Prada

(Actress and Member of Parliament)
Will inaugurate the exhibition on 8th of July,
2011, at 4:30 pm

Prof. Zargar Zahoor

(Dean Faculty of Fine Arts Jamia Millia Islamia)
will be the Guest of Honor

Accompanied by a short performance by

Sarangi Maestro Kamal Sabri

The exhibition will remain open from 11 am to 7pm
on the 9th and 10th July, 2011

You are cordially invited

RSVP : 9971796526, 9958071514, 9717188061

  about svct  
  Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust is a registered non-profit organization based in New Delhi, India. The Trust was initiated after seeing the harsh realities and problems that plague our society today, particularly the sorry state of children of the jailed inmates and the demon of cancer affecting so many. The children of jailed inmates are suffering for crimes they have never committed; and the stigma along with unavailability of resources compounds their misery. These children also deserve a chance at life. The trust tries to provide education to these children along with uniforms, books and medical assistance etc. We also try to inculcate self confidence in these children and their mothers.

Cancer requires detection and treatment at an early stage to increase chances of survival. The trust involves noted physicians, doctors and surgeons to give strength to its activities such as medical camps, seminars and conferences. The trust gets across its messages to the community through events such as fine art exhibitions, street shows, awareness seminars, etc.
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  The trust's core activities are as follows :  

Catch the Cancer

An endeavor to spread cancer awareness and to educate people in the prevention and cure of this deadly disease. The trust provides timely help for effective detection and guides the patients towards the most affordable and reliable treatment.


Human Touch

An effort to physically and emotionally strengthen the family members of people sentenced to imprisonment. The trust tries to make sure that the children of the inmates do not suffer due to the mistakes made by someone in their family.


Chance for Change

A spirited activity to support those in prison through adequate counseling and job opportunities after release. The trust has helped many to stand on their feet by trying to provide employment and also by honing their inborn talents and also promoting their interest in music, painting etc. It also guides them in exploring other viable income generating opportunities post their release from jail.

  I feel miserable in jail, but I also feel that after coming to jail I have seen misery in its most profound state. Here the misery is not about how one suffers in jail but really about how the families dependent on those jailed suffer and struggle for survival and for their day to day needs. Tears dry up in a couple of days, but the needs and misery seems to keep piling up day after day. I have seen the suffering from very close quarters. Man cannot alleviate the suffering caused by nature but can definitely try to reduce it.

Had I not come to jail, I would have lived a very different life never having seen this magnitude of suffering. Over the past few years I have quietly been helping in whichever way I could. But the problem is far too big for any one person to tackle alone and with this objective I have started SVCT along with a very selfless and dedicated team. We would request you to help these people who are most marginalized and ignored by society.
  Siddhartha Vashishta  
  Mahatma Gandhi  
  Gandhiji’s message is still relevant today and it inspires us to do our bit. After all, it should never be about me, it should be about us. So, let’s try and take everybody along with us.  
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