Rahul Verma

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Rahul Verma
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Verma in 2014
Alma materDelhi College of Arts and Commerce,[1]
OccupationSocial Worker & Founder Uday Foundation
Years active2007 – present

Rahul Verma is an Indian social activist and founder of the Uday Foundation, a non profit organization named after his son, who was born with multiple congenital defects.[2] His work includes distribution of free food to poor patients and their caregivers outside hospitals and related to health and dignity of destitute in India.[2][3][4][5]

Uday Foundation[edit]

The Uday Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi, India. The foundation works on health, support and dignity to homeless and disaster relief.[6][2][7]


The foundation supports homeless people with in-kind help, providing clothes, blankets, dry ration and dignity kits.[8][9] It helps disaster victims with food, shelter, water, sanitation and emergency supplies for the victims.[10][11]

It runs a free medical clinic for underprivileged patients,[12] and provides medical help to critically ill children[13] including storytelling sessions for children in hospital.[14]

The foundation received the NGO Leadership & Excellence Awards 2015 by ABP News.[15]


  1. ^ "About". Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "One Man's Stand Against Junk Food as Diabetes Climbs Across India". The New York Times. 26 December 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ "A lone battle against junk food (Front page of International Edition)" (PDF). The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. ^ How Uday's birth defects inspired his parents to create a support system for patients & their families. CNBC TV18. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Quit my job to feed people: Rahul Verma of the Uday Foundation". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Blanket Drive for the Homeless - An NDTV and Uday Foundation Effort". NDTV. 4 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Uttarakhand: Reaching out to villages which haven't received help yet". NDTV. 7 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Blanket drive' for the homeless". NDTV, YouTube. 4 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Donate woollens to keep needy in Delhi hospitals warm". Indo-Asian News Service. 3 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Schools collect relief funds for J&K flood victims". The Times of India. 17 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Operation Basera, Rehabilitating Homeless" (PDF). Jammu and Kashmir Police. November 2014.
  12. ^ "Experts warn of worsening health situation in India". CCTV News. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Suffering from growth deficiency, these kids need helping hand". Deccan Herald. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Ailing kids to get story therapy at Hinduja hospital". The Times of India. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  15. ^ "NGO Leadership & Excellence Awards 2015".

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