Rahul in 2014
|Alma mater||Delhi College of Arts and Commerce,|
|Occupation||Social Worker & Founder Uday Foundation|
|Years active||2007 – present|
Rahul Verma is a social activist and founder of the Uday Foundation, a non profit organization named after his son, who was born with multiple congenital defects. His work includes campaigning for banning of junk food in schools and related to health and dignity in India.
Uday foundation Story
In 2006 ,Rahul's verma son Uday was born with multiple congenital anomalies. The survival rate was very low but still he decided to fight . His son had to stay for 12 months in hospital then he saw real India who was suffering from hunger and lack of sanitation who were waiting outside hospital for treatment. After experiencing the terrible life of people at hospital , Rahul quit his job and decided to provide food and clothes to the patients and attendants both which led to found "Uday" as symbol of 'Rise like sun'.
The foundation supports homeless people with in kind help by providing clothes, blankets, dry ration and dignity kits. It works for disaster relief focused on food, shelter, water, sanitation and emergency supplies to the victims.
The Foundation runs a free medical clinic where they treat underprivileged patients. It also provides medical help to critically ill children and runs storytelling sessions for children in hospital.
The Foundation has received a NGO Leadership & Excellence Awards 2015 by ABP News.
- "About". Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- "One Man's Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India". The New York Times. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- "A lone battle against junk food (Front page of International Edition)" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- How Uday's birth defects inspired his parents to create a support system for patients & their families. CNBC TV18. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- "Blanket Drive for the Homeless - An NDTV and Uday Foundation Effort". NDTV. 4 January 2015.
- "Uttarakhand: Reaching out to villages which haven't received help yet". NDTV. 7 July 2013.
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- "Donate woollens to keep needy in Delhi hospitals warm". Indo-Asian News Service. 3 December 2012.
- "Schools collect relief funds for J&K flood victims". The Times of India. 17 September 2014.
- "Operation Basera, Rehabilitating Homeless" (PDF). Jammu and Kashmir Police. November 2014.
- "Experts warn of worsening health situation in India". CCTV News. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "Suffering from growth deficiency, these kids need helping hand". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "Ailing kids to get story therapy at Hinduja hospital". The Times of India. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "NGO Leadership & Excellence Awards 2015".