DIKSHA is an NGO that runs a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurugram, Haryana, India established to provide free and quality education to children from low-income families in the neighborhood. A core group of volunteers and paid teachers with the support of donors from the community have created a safe, stimulating learning environment that allows over 420 children from disadvantaged families to develop a healthy body and mind. Children are nurtured with respect and taught to be responsible citizens in today’s world. CBSE based academic education is provided by our teachers who receive on-going professional development and are mentored by experienced volunteers. Children are encouraged to learn a variety of extra-curricular activities such as folk art, dance, drama, music, Life-skills and yoga and participate in inter-house and inter- NGO Sports Events. DIKSHA supplies a nutritious mid-day meal (prepared on the premises daily) and a snack for each child in addition to uniforms, shoes, and books. Periodic dental and medical check-up is given to all students by volunteering organizations and doctors. Parents are an integral part of Diksha and participate in regular parent-teacher meetings and workshops on hygiene, nutrition, and non-violence. Parents are encouraged to lend their expertise to support the school.