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A Non – Profit Charitable Organisation working to promote health, education, women empowerment and drug de-addiction.


                                                  ABOUT US                                                                                          

Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies (S0SVA) was founded in Pune (Maharashtra) in 1984 by a team of eminent doctors under the leadership of Dr Bano Coyaji. Over the next few years it extended its activities to Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh. The Northern Chapter, with Headquarters at Delhi and catering to the Northern states of Punjab & Haryana, Capital Territory of Delhi and UT of Chandigarh, was registered as a separate Society in 1999. Later, in 2002, in order to conform to Revised RCH Project Guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the state units were registered as independent entities. SOSVA (North) Punjab, registered in 2002, looks after the activities in the State of Punjab.

SOSVA (North) Punjab has been recognized as Mother NGO by Departments of Health & Family Welfare, Social Security and Women and Child Development of Punjab Government.

     SOSVA (North) Punjab has since beginning been engaged in the promotion and strengthening of the voluntary movement by bringing field NGOs and State Government into an active and mutually beneficial relationship. To this end, SOSVA provides to the Government assured access to reliable field NGOs and a mechanism of positive monitoring of their performance.

Over 80 NGOs are currently working with SOSVA. An equal number, had earlier been allotted projects by us and several others were trained by us through Capacity Building Workshops.

SOSVA (North) Punjab receives funds from State Government under the scheme for assistance to NGOs. It identifies credible NGOs in a transparent manner after evaluating their credentials and recommends them for assistance to the Sanctioning Committee comprising of Chairman SOSVA and representatives of concerned departments. During implementation the performance of NGOs is monitored regularly and review meetings are held to guide the NGO heads.

 Two major areas of our focus have been women's empowerment through Skill Development programmes and Mother and Child Care through Reproductive Child Health (RCH) programme.

 Projects for women empowerment mainly cater to women from the weaker sections of society. Skill development helps them to supplement family income through gainful employment.  Training courses are run through field NGOs in skin and hair beauty care, cutting and tailoring and computer applications. Some NGOs are also supported for creating awareness and providing counseling against the menace of drug addiction and for running crèches for children of working women from poor families. 

Under RCH programme, NGOs create awareness about facilities and incentives available for pregnant women and children. Their endeavour is to improve the health indicators in terms of institutional deliveries, maternal and infant mortality and to provide support to vaccination programme for children. The RCH programme has been expanded to include organization of Yoga and Ayurveda camps and medical checkup of persons above 30 years of age. SOSVA (North) Punjab has been complementing the Health Department by hand holding of target groups since 1999 in under-served areas where outreach of health services has been poor due to inadequate infrastructure. It  also creates awareness among adolescent girls regarding personal hygiene and sanitation . 


 SOSVA (N) Punjab has a Governing Board comprising eminent men and women drawn from diverse disciplines bound together by their zeal for the advancement of poorer sections of society. Day-to-day work of the NGO is looked after by a close-knit team consisting of Chairman-cum-Executive Director and seven Member Directors.   


 Sr. No.





Dr. AK Kundra, IAS (Retd)


Former Secretary to Government of India


Sh. B.B. Mahajan, IAS (Retd)

Member Director

Former Secretary to Government of India


Brig. Keshav Chandra (Retd)

Member Director

Former Chief Engineer, Indian Army


Sh. S.K. Verma, IPS (Retd)

Member Director

Former Director General of Police, Punjab


Dr. G.L. Goyal

Member Director

Former Director, Health & Family Welfare, Punjab


Dr.H.S. Sandha

Member Director

Former Director Animal Husbandry , Punjab.


Dr.B.C. Gupta,  IAS (Retd)

Member Director

Former Secretary to Government of India


Dr. Dinesh Kumar Verma

Member Director

Former Principal Commissioner, Central Excise & Customs


Dr. Gurdip Kaur


Former Head, Deptt.of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Dr. (Mrs.) Savita Malhotra


Former Prof. & Head, Deptt. of Psychiatry, PGI, Chandigarh


Dr. Reena Singh


Former Dy. Director, Population Research Centre,Panjab University


Sh. D.S.Grewal


Former CMD, Hidustan Shipyard


Lt. Col. Kanwartej Singh


Former Army Engineer






Empowering weaker sections of the society by ensuring healthy and self reliant life.



Complementing State endeavors in promoting health and welfare schemes, particularly for women and children from poor families and imparting training in various skills for income generation.





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