About Us

Who We Are

Chandigarh Welfare Trust is a not-for-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, committed to the city and citizens’ welfare of Chandigarh. The organization aims to improve the citizens’ living experience in Chandigarh and revive the city’s historically endorsed model status to again serve as a benchmark for other cities in India, and those around the world. The organization aims to work together with key city stakeholders and develop pragmatic and sustainable solutions to critical challenges faced by the communities of Chandigarh.

Who we work with:

  • Citizenry (Children, Young Adults, Youth, Senior Citizens)
  • Local, State and Central Public Officials / Government Departments
  • Civil Societies
  • NPOs/NGOs
  • Indian Diaspora
  • Charitable Foundations – India
  • International Donor Foundations
  • Corporates/Corporations
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Though Leaders / Social Impact Leaders
  • Non-Profit Influencer Network

Founder's Imperative | Satnam Singh Sandhu

Since the past twenty years, we have been building a legacy in the name of this city beautiful, an odyssey that began with the establishment of Chandigarh Group of Colleges in 2001, followed by the foundation of Chandigarh University a decade later.

The city of Chandigarh historically represented India's pride and best urban hopes for the future of its citizens and was developed as modern city much before transcending modernism became a fashion. What started as statement of national pride and archetype of the new contemporary India, has today taken a rollback to mediocrity and a run-of-the-mill status.

The creation of Chandigarh Welfare Trust is hence driven by the aspiration of working for the citizens of Chandigarh and restituting the city as a landmark of development for other cities in India and among the leading cities of the world. Chandigarh Welfare Trust’s course will be to sustain, advance, and promote wellbeing of the people of Chandigarh, and reinstate the glory of our city beautiful to the farthest corners of the world through impact-oriented programs aimed at improving the status quo on every facet of the city.

Satnam Singh Sandhu

Founder, Chandigarh Welfare Trust