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Guru Nanak Home for Handicapped Children (GNH), was established in Feb, 1970 to commemorate the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It was the brain child of Mr Ishar Singh Chopra, Dr Sureshwar Pandey, Mr Harnam Singh Gandhok & Mr Ujjal Singh.

Dr Amarjit Chopra, the son of Mr Ishar Singh Chopra was in London & put forward the idea of his father and Dr Sureshwar Pandey, at a meeting of Newham International Community in Forest Gate, London where Mr Avtar Singh Kalha, their present trustee was also a member.

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The community ran a project to bring people of different ethnic groups in Newham to come together for a common purpose. They chose to mark the 500th centenary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a charitable work. All the communities in UK including Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs collected 1000 and this initiated the Home in Ranchi with just 10 beds in a rented Bungalow.

The committee of Newham Community was then disbanded, but some of the members continued to keep in touch to support the Home from UK.

The Home in Ranchi is being run by a properly constituted Trust from local donations and help from U.K. Since its inception, the Home has continued to do sterling work in rehabilitating the poor unfortunate and disabled children in Ranchi without any consideration of cast, creed or religion.

Although named after Guru Nanak Dev Ji and helped largely by Sikhs, Guru Nanak Home is a humanitarian charity where most of the children are non Sikhs.

Dr Sureshwar Pandey our Honorary Medical Advisor, is a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon having written many books and is a visiting professor to various Universities abroad. He and his son Anil (Assistant Medical Director) contribute their services free to this Home since its inception.

Until now some 36,000 handicapped children have been treated at the Home, 550 Artificial limbs have been fitted, and 10,900 orthotic appliances supplied. Highly complicated operations are performed to correct severe polio, trauma and birth deformities in children. A programme of rehabilitation follows, which includes education of children as well, so that their school studies are not interrupted while on prolonged treatment periods at the Home.

The Home is managed by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for its proper functioning.


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