Disha NGO to start Toys and Games Bank

A Toys and Games Bank is being started by DISHA- a local NGO. This was announced at the closing of a summer camp for underprivileged children, organised by DISHA, at Sukhna Enclave near Kaimbwala 10 days back.
Thirty children between 5-10 years of age belonging to families of labourers, care takers and domestic maids participated in the camp. During the camp the children were given education on environment conservation, importance of sanitation, personal hygiene, general knowledge and other creative Arts. Two doctors Dr. G.Verma, Retd. Joint Director from Haryana Government and Dr. Piyush Madan examined the children and offered free consultation during subsequent consultations also. The children were provided snacks, cold drinks, fruits and other refreshments each day by some member of Disha or Sukhna Enclave Society.
Six teenagers from well to do families managed and conducted the camp, preparing cultural items and engaging the camp in various activities. The six-Kumari Ridhima, Aksh, Shreya, Manan, Vishwani, and Riya were conferred certificates for their contribution along with mementos.
Sh. Vinod Mittal, President Sukhna Enclave Residents Welfare Association distributed prizes to winners of different competitions for the camp. Dr. Monica Singh, Professor Department of Social Work Panjab University narrated her experiences in Social Work and distributed certificates to leaders of the camp.
Smt. Simrat Joshan, President of Disha gave a brief account of activities of Disha. Disha an NGO for Social Change and Development is working for women development, child welfare and supporting the disabled. Disha is recording audio books for the blind at its recording studio.



Crowned Miss India Canada visits Disha audio books recording studio

Miss India Canada Manasvi Noel will be visiting recording studio of DISHA Ngo- The Harbinger of Social Change and Development at 3pm today i.e.  31/05/2016. Miss Manasvi Noel is Canadian Indian and is out to work for the marginalized group. She has already visited Civil Services Organisation (CSO) at Mumbai, Delhi and Kullu and will be in Chandigarh before returning to Canada.

The personal profile along with photographs of Manasvi Noel are posted in the profiles section of

Information received from Smt. S Joshan- President of DISHA.

Youth for peace in Jammu and Kashmir

Affiliated with J&K
Senior Citizens Council For Peace & Civil Rights
Press Release
A grand meeting under the banner of Youth for peace affiliated with J&K Senior Citizens Council For Peace & Civil Rights was organized at Dak Bunglovk
Kishtwar for involving the youths to maintain the peace, communalharmony and brotherhood which was chaired by Distt Development Commissioner, Kishtwar(Mr G.N.Balwan) and Chief guest was SSP Kishtwar(Mr Sandeep Wazir).Large number of youth who were enrolled in the organization were given identity cards besides number of youths were provided Forms for enrollment . The State President of the Senior Citizens Council For Peace & Civil Rights Mr Abdul Majeed Bichoo apprised the youths forparticipation in the different programmes besides welcomed the most respectable senior citizens who havealways provided their servicesin the past and at present too, are contributing as per their capacity. This is the first initiative started from Kishtwar where youths are being involved in peace process and it will be taken up in every nook and corner of the State. The orators Mr Manmohan Gupta, Mr Abdul Salam Butt, A.M Bichoo. Jagdish Raj Gen. Secretary, Qazi Mushtaq Ahmed, Ramesh Chander Sen, Zaffar Ali Doolw al, Syed Ahmed Shah among the senior citizen welcomed the youth for initiating such activities besides promised to work for betterment of the society. Among youths Rakesh Kumar Gupta threw light on the past happenings and also suggested for unity and to fight against the ill elements and make the Kishtwar a peaceful city and all the peace lovers were asked to approach 9419139673, 9419154440 .9419192226 for constituting block wise committees in Distt Kishtwar.
Mr A.M.Bichoo has recognized the positive and effective performances of Distt administration viz. DDC and SSP Kishtwar besides Distt officers youth service sports (Dewan Chand), social welfare (Fulail Singh) Cultural and Languages Uc( Gulab Safi) .It was also unanimously brought the problem by the youngsters unemployed youth to/he notice of Distt administration that SSB while considering the Distt cadre selection drags all eligible short listed candidates to Jammu or at Srinagar for viva which creates problem not onts to candidates but also to parents and even suffers the District officers functioning since as a member they too have to move to Jammu or Srinagar. Whereas if it is conducted at Distt Level only one nominated chairman of the Board had to move instead of involving Distt officers and number of candidates which was later also endorsed by the Senior citizens. Distt Development Commissioner, G.N.Balwan and SSP Sandeep Wazir gave assurance to youths that their all positive action will be appreciated and administration will come forward with them for any peaceful activity and hoped that Kishtwar youth will definitely show a good picture and will make the Kishtwar as a model for peace, communal harmony and brotherhood. Prominent others who were present on the occassion were Mr Abdul Rashid Girl. Jagdish Raj Bhagat, Mr Kewal Kristian Sharma, Bal Krishar Parihar, Brij Lal Sharma. Gh Mohd Shah, Gh Mustafa Malik and other senior citizens among youth Mansoor Ahmed Matto, Ajaz Ahmed Doolwal , Prehlad Sharma ,Ayaz Ellahi Bichoo, Engineer Masood ur Rail, Anil Singh ,Javed lqbal Naileeb, Shahnawaz Qazi, Dr Azhar Moomin Firdous Ahmed Gagroo, Rakesh Gupta, Aklitcr Qazi, Tariq Hussain Butt and others. (A.R.Giri)

Disha- The Harbinger of Social Change and Development

New Managing Committee formed

A new Managing Committee of Disha- The Harbinger of Social Change and Development, took over office after the fresh elections held this week during an Annual General Body Meeting of the NGO. The following were elected:


Name Designation
1.       Simrat Joshan President-ship
2.       Smt. Lata Dua Secretary-ship
3.       Smt. Jatinder Kaur President
4.       Smt. Usha Khanna Treasurer
5.       Mr. Jaskirat Member
6.       Smt. Mini Narang Member
7.       Shri Ravi Kashyap Member


A blueprint of projects to be undertaken 2015-16 was adopted. A summer camp for poor children was announced, to be organised in the first fortnight of June 2016.