It was the dream of young Udayan Modi to bring quality and light, through affirmative action, into the dark world of disadvantaged children. His maker recalled Udayan early; even as he began his mission; while still an economics student in the USA. His vision and ambition lives on through the Trust created in his remembrance by his family and friends.

Udayan is a Sanskrit word signifying 'Eternal Sunrise'.

UDAYAN is a Sanskrit word signifying 'Eternal Sunrise.' Udayan Care Trust, registered under Indian law in New Delhi, on 7th February 1994, is an organization for parenting orphaned, abandoned and abused children. It also extends its activities to disadvantaged women and girls who are keen to study but come from poor and/or first generation learning families.

It currently parents 113 children spread across six Ghars (Homes), three for girls and three for boys. They follow a strategy called LIFE - Living in Family Environment.

They extend such a strategy of LIFE into other areas of social development. These are empowerment of the girl-child through the Udayan Shalini Fund for supporting education of meritorious but poor children for high school, college, university and vocational training courses. They currently support 673 such students who are spread across classes XI and XII, college, vocational and professional courses, college, university and vocational training courses.

Their Vision :

To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged.

Their Theory of Change :

Udayan Care seeks to engage socially committed individuals in bringing about a world in which each disadvantaged child enjoys a supportive family environment, opportunities for self-development and higher education, the dignity of self-reliance, and the ability and desire to give back to society.


10 Udayan Ghars under the Udayan Ghar Programme.

Double the number of girls benefitting from the Udayan Shalini Fellowship programme to 2000.

3 more vocational centers across the country to provide employable skills and job placements to the underserved communities.

Include 200 children in the Udayan Outreach programme.

Organize national and international level seminars on issues related to ‘Care & Protection of Children’.

Increase advocacy work on Child Rights.