An offshoot of Ugta Suraj, the program Vidya Ratna was started in 2007 as an endeavor to let children not leave their school due to lack of money at home. The program began with a commitment of supporting the formal school education of one child in a reputed public school in Noida, U.P.
Soon, our friends and acquaintances came forward and readily took the responsibility of supporting the school education of five more children. The program grew with the support of a Delhi based organization, The Ahluwalia Baradari Trusts which has been supporting the school education of three of our children till date.
The program was institutionalized with the support of Noon.ch, a Swiss Group of Professionals who are supporting the school education of 16 children from Nithari, Harola and Agahpur centres.
Today Vidya Ratna moves ahead with Pride with 20 children under its fold who live in village Nithari, NayaBans, Harola, Agahpur and Barola, situated in Noida, U.P. They are all studying in Class II to VIII in one of the prestigious schools, Noida Public Senior Secondary School, Sector-23, Noida.