Who We Are

Saksham Trust is a National award-winning NGO founded in 2003 by Mr Dipendra Manocha and Ms Rummi K. Seth. We believe that every person with visual impairment and low vision deserves the best chance for a bright future and we work to make sure they have these opportunities to thrive throughout their life. To turn this vision into a reality, we run programmes in the field of inclusive education, assistive technology, accessible books and cultural inclusion.

Our Founders, Mr. Dipendra Manocha and Ms. Rummi K. Seth were driven to set up Saksham Trust with a belief that persons with visual impairment or low vision can do everything with only one change – the way things are done.

This powerful belief has since then led Saksham Trust to establish centres in Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. We also run a school in Noida for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities.

In 2017, our technology-providing arm – Saktek Foundation – was launched to further our belief that power of technology can redefine what persons with disabilities can or cannot do.

Rummi K Seth
Ms Rummi Seth
Dipendra Manocha
Mr Dipendra Manocha

Our Mission

To empower communities by creating multiple opportunities and platforms for visually impaired persons for their sustainable social upliftment. We believe in their potential to be significant contributors in India’s growth story.

Our Vision

A sensitized and motivated society that acknowledges the value of interdependence and appreciates the abilities of persons with disabilities and willingly provides equal opportunities for all.

Awards and Achievements

Best Institution Award

Recipient of the "Best Institution working for the care of Persons with Disabilities” National Award by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Best Institution in Noida

Saksham Resource Center was awarded the "Best Institution in Noida in 2009".

Presence Across Nation

Developed network of 203 partner organisations that share our vision of making AT & training empowering persons with visual impairment through technology.

Affordable Assistive Technology

Saksham has made the most useful assistive devices available worldwide in India at an affordable cost and in various Indian regional languages.

Through donations, we also subsidize the cost of expensive devices and make them affordable for the beneficiaries.

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Sugamya Pustakalaya

To end the book famine in India for persons with print disability, under the Accessible India Campaign,

Daisy Forum of India, Saksham and 100 other organization came together to build an online library Sugamya Pustakalaya.

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Limca Book of Records

Saksham was honoured with Limca Book of Records in 2019 for audio describing maximum number of films in India.

Saktek Online Store

To bridge the gap between technology and persons with visual impairment,

Saksham launched an online store www.saktek.in for procurement of assistive devices for education, mobility and independent living.

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Accolades

Our Founder Managing Trustee, Mr Dipendra Manocha is the recipient of the following:

  • National Award by the government of India for a contribution towards Community development in the area of disability in 2005.

  • Twice the recipient of the President’s Award by Former President Mrs Pratibha Patel and Dr Abdul Kalam.

  • IIM Lucknow, Lakshmipat Singhania National Leadership Award 2008 given by the President of India in 2007.

  • CNN IBN Network 18 Super Idol Award in 2010.Sitaram Jindal Foundation Award in 2012.

  • NCPEDP Universal Design Award was given for his contribution towards making information accessible for the print-impaired in 2012.

  • Selected as Ashoka Fellow and recognized as a Social Entrepreneur.

  • 2018 ABC International Excellence award presented to Mr Dipendra Manocha for the commendable work in making print material accessible.

  • Louis International Braille Award in 2019 at Pragnachakshu Mahila Seva Kunj, Surendranagar.