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History

Lok Kalyan Samiti was founded by late Sh. Kalyan Singh Gupta and his coworkers in the year 1952, five years after India’s partition, to respond to the sufferings of lakhs of starving refugees in Delhi. On their initiative, 12 dedicated social workers came together and started work by contributing one rupee each (i.e. Rs.12/- in all) to mitigate the plight of the homeless refugees by way of arranging, mobilizing and providing free health check-ups, medicines etc. The selfless work and the untiring spirit of the “LKS Founders Team” under the able leadership of its founder General Secretary, late Shri Kalyan Singh Gupta ji, attracted the attention of hundreds of other social workers as well as national leaders including late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, late Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, late Dr. Zakir Hussain, late Smt Indira Gandhi and many more. As a result, the “Present LKS” has grown manifold in its operational areas, activities, resources, etc. It has emerged as one of the “Apex National Voluntary Organizations”, serving the disadvantaged Urban slums and Rural poor communities in Delhi NCR.

Lok Kalyan Samiti’s proud moments are its heritage. While the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru flagged off its mobile healthcare services, two former Presidents were part of the hospital building. Dr. S Radhakrishnan laid the foundation stone of the hospital building and Shri Zakir Hussain inaugurated it. His Holiness Dalai Lama visited and blessed the hospital. Former Prime Minister late Shri Inder Kumar Gujral, was a former vice-president of LKS, who at times, even personally supervised the construction work of the hospital.

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