Philanthropist Rohit Tripathi- Empowering the underprivileged through the UDYAT Foundation
May 24: The parameters of measuring success are not the same for everyone. Some people seek success through the success of others. Rohit Tripathi is one such socially responsible individual who formed an NGO in 2012 to render help to the underprivileged segments of society.
A management graduate and a successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur, Rohit has closely seen the plight of the poor who can’t afford the basic necessities of life. To address this, he started an Indian non-profit organisation in 2012 that addresses social issues such as health, education, the environment, and skill development, among 42 other social aims. The trust is registered with NitiAayog and has been operating for the past nine years without any outside funding, relying solely on Mr. Tripathi and his team of dedicated volunteers.
Active participation in all the social activities of the UDYAT Foundation has been a motto for Rohit. Rohit oversees all the work of the trust with the team of his dedicated volunteers who equally strive for the upliftment of the underprivileged.
His unique and technological approach to a problem has gained importance in the Government Circles. His suggestion to implement Trommel machines at landfills in Bhalswa, Okhla and Ghazipur lead to efficient management of waste. Udyat Foundation has been the first choice of the Delhi Government to deploy Government schemes and activities related to Nation Building, Women Empowerment, Health and hygiene, etc.
Udyat Foundation (www.udyat.org.in)started by distributing free nutritious foods to slums across Delhi NCR and has continued to do so for the last 9 years, with a focus on children aged 5 to 15, where nutritional issues such as protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), anaemia, and vitamin A deficiency continue to affect a large population of the above age group.
Since its inception, UDYAT has been developing ideas to address the air pollution problem in Delhi. Medicinal plants, Rohit noticed, were more helpful to purify air rather than general flowering plants. With an aim to uniformly structure the state with a medicinal plantation, Rohit has been working with his team to implement the plantation of medicinal plants in Delhi and the NCR region. Addressing the global issue of climate change and global warming, a 12000 medicinal plantation drive was conducted by Rohit on 24th July 2020 roping in celebrities like Hans Raj Hans, local RWA associations and with the involvement of other environmentalists, Delhi Police Personnel and local authorities.
Many such activities create awareness and education amongst the citizens. A peek into various projects and camps undertaken by UDYAT would give a glimpse of their deep involvement in the social arena.
- Vaccination Campaign for Children Residing in Slums
UDYAT Foundation completed the Delhi government’s very crucial project, Slum Vaccination Drive. With the unwavering efforts of Rohit and his team, 1.3 lakh children aged 15 to 17 years were vaccinated in a record time of three months during the COVID-19 vaccination drive. The Times of India featured the efforts on the front page. The DM praised the work of Rohit and his volunteers and expressed gratitude for the neatness of vaccine implementation.
- Counselling and care for HIV kids
Udyat Foundation made special arrangements for HIV Kids with Desire Foundation by organising expert sessions on mental health and soft skills and personality building exercises and celebrated Diwali 2021 and Christmas 2021 with all HIV Kids to raise awareness among citizens and help the children live a respectable life. Rohit has collaborated with smaller non-governmental organisations to help him achieve his goals. Rohit, being a pharmaceutical entrepreneur, has witnessed how HIV children are affected mentally, which led him to take the initiative.
- Eye Health Check-up
Without the assistance of the government, the UDYAT Foundation organised an eye check-up camp for Delhi Police and distributed free eyeglasses in accordance with the government’s goal of providing free health care. It is a significant and admirable fact that UDYAT has carried out all of its activities without any outside support. Rohit has committed to organising 25,000 eye screenings in 2021–22 and 2022–23.
3,500 screenings have already been completed with various Govt. and Non-Govt. Organizations like Delhi Government, Delhi Police Family Welfare Society, Delhi Women Commission, Delhi Police, National Commission of Women, RWA Association, and many slum clusters such as Hari Nagar, Janakpuri, Yamuna Khadar, Geeta Colony, Bhalswa, Shalimar Bagh, Shahdara, Uttam Nagar, Dabri, Govind Puri, and others.
- Empowering Women
Whether it is sanitary health awareness and distribution or fighting for women’s rights, UDYAT has always lent a helping hand to women and cared for and nurtured their rights. Rohit and his team handle government-sponsored schemes, women’s safety, vaccination, banking schemes for girls and women, self-help groups related to employment, basic education, etc. Rohit’sperennial supply of sanitary pads to the BPL and slum women ensure their hygiene and health.
- International Women’s Day Celebration
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, Udyat Foundation collaborated with TATA Power DDL and Just Events to organise a career counselling session, an expert talk on menstrual hygiene, and an expert talk on balanced diet and nutrition at Parag Jyoti School. It was followed by the distribution of sanitary pads, the awarding of prizes for the best use of waste, and a play about sexual harassment. Guests of honour such as D.M., Ms. Chesta Yadav, Directorate of Education, and Lect. Ms. SeemaJha attended the session.
- Cancer Detection Camp
In collaboration with India’s leading cancer society, UDYAT Foundation has successfully organised and conducted cancer screening camps in the Delhi NCR Region, making a significant impact in cancer early detection, as early detection is the only way to prevent cancer-related deaths.
Udyat is also found in other states.
It has made a significant impact in the field of education by expanding Udyat Foundation’s presence in other states such as Haryana and Himachal Pradesh through the organisation of multiple basic education programmes for street and slum children and the distribution of basic education books.
Mr. Rohit Tripathi has been donating to poor and underprivileged slum clusters, government schools, and other street vendor children for nearly a decade.