BALGRAN was established in 1975 at Channi Rama behind Wave Mall, Jammu. Since
then it has expanded its services for children in need at a rapid pace. First dormitory was
inaugurated by Jenab Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Chief Minister of J&K state on 24th
April,1978. BALGRAN is a Recipient of NATIONAL AWARD for child welfare 1999. At present, Balgran has 42 girls and 73 boys as on 1st April 2023.
Area of land occupied by BAGLRAN is 4.5 acres (36 Kanals). BALGRAN is recipient of National ward of Child Welfare 1999. J&K Govt. had appreciated the work of BALGRAN and has recommended it to other organizations of our state to follow its pattern.
After 48 years of establishment, many allied projects such as Children Health Centre with additional facility of Dental Care. Balgran Charitable Trust, Bal Bharti Public School with Smart Classes, Vocational and Computer centres have been established successfully.
In total BALGRAN has 14 dormitories and are divided into three sections:
- 1. Boys section(8 dormitories)
- 2. Girls section(3 dormitories)
- 3. Young children section(3 Dormitories)
These are under the supervision of Warden, Mother, Assistant Warden and Helpers. Each dormitory can accommodate ten inmates.
Manager, BALGRAN is the overall Incharge of the Home and is responsible for discipline, education, health, catering and all other activities of the home.
The Home has three messes two for Boys and one for Girls & Young children. The inmates are provided balanced diet in the form of Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea and snacks, and dinner under the guidance of experienced Dietitian/ Nutritionist. The food is cooked by experienced cooks and served through self service. Each mess is equipped with Bain- Marie (Food Warmer) to serve hot and palatable food to inmates.
Our organisation has always responded to the call of needy children arising out of emergency, whether natural or man-made.
Age: The Child should be destitute, orphan or militancy / Natural calamities.
Age: 5 to 10 years
Family Income: Rs. 5000 per month (maximum) or AAY Card Holder.
Education: A school going child.
All subject to verification by the Revenue/ School Authorities/Member of our Governing Body in respect of S.No. 3 and school authorities in respect of S.No.4
Year of Establishment : 1975.
Founder Member :: Mrs. Mekhla Jha (Ex.- First Lady J&K) Late Shri D.D. Thakur (Ex. - Deputy C.M. J&K & Ex. Governor Assam) . Sh. R.K. Thakkar. I.A.S, Lt.Col. Hira Nand Dubey V.C (Retd.), Sh. A.M. Khan Afridi, Sh. R.C Gupta C.A, & Sh. R.L. Vij.
Late Esteemed Office Bearers :Sh. K.L Dubey, DIG (Retd.) , Sh. O.P Modi (Industrialist) , Sh.Som Nath Sharma, Forest Range officer (Retd), Er. H.B. Khajuria, Chief Engineer(Retd.) Smt. Santosh Magotra Social Activist,, Dr. K.L Gupta Director Health (Retd.)
Patron in chief /Patrons : Er. A.K. Arora, Sh. P.V.Rawal, Er. Jagmohan Gupta
Present Strength : At present there are 98 life members and around 41 annual members.