JNV Foundation is a non-profitable organization working for the welfare of students and alumni of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across the India.
The Government of India in accordance with its National Policy on Education (1986) started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) almost 30 years ago to provide quality modern education to the talented children predominantly from rural areas (75% minimum) where students not only enjoys quality education but their all-round personality development also takes place through various co-curricular activities. But as long as a student remains in Navodaya, they enjoy every facility at par with the private and convent schools but once a student leaves JNV after XII class then the real struggle starts for them. The Navodaya students who were bright and brilliant in their field in Navodaya, lose their talent in absence of a platform to guide and to support them and being rural and economical poor becomes their greatest agony. Here comes the need for a national level organization to take care of such rural talent and JNV Foundation is only such organization working for the welfare of students and alumni of Navodayas as on date. We are the only organization registered and working at national level for the welfare of such rural and talented guys and gals of JNVs across India so that no talent goes waste due to the lack of resources. A group of 72 (founder) members across the 9 states of India started this mission to help JNVinas and formed “JNV Foundation” in 2014.
JNV Foundation is a national level registered organization and its statutory body is governed by its bylaws, Acts and Statutes and Ordinance. It is a democratic non-government organization of national level which belongs to no individual but to the public and its each and every decision is taken by its statutory governing body in democratic manner in its routine monthly meeting. No any individual is above the organization. Organization is supreme and it’s not the property of any individual or the group of individuals. Further, it’s a very transparent organization with its inclusive approach wherein all the original, noble and constructive ideas and criticism of every critic is welcomed. At any point of given time, if any one feels that any of the acts or decision of the JNV Foundation is inappropriate or wrong then all such persons are promoted to register their complaint with its President or Secretary. We at JNV Foundation, invite all constructive criticism. Further, at any point of give time, if any one feels that organization is not doing as per their expectations or it is deviating from its aim and objectives then all such concerns are properly addressed. Also, it promotes all the alumni of all the Navodayas to become part of its management or to take over the management all together and to do better as per their valued vision in its statutory manner for JNVs.
Furthermore, JNV Foundation aims to help JNVians in building their career and shaping their future after leaving JNV to secure professional success and respectable position in society and it also serves as a mentor non-government organization for all JNVians and all Navodayas. Further, it promote all JNVs to establish their respective Alumni Associations and it facilitate all JNV alumni associations to undertake student welfare activities in their respective JNV through its various schemes and programs so that alumni and students can connect in a better way. All JNV alumni associations would automatically be the member of this society/ organization if they agree to join it on the conditions as mentioned in its bylaws, Acts and Statute. JNV foundation aim to have representations from all the regions all over India. Like North, South, East, North- East, West and Central India. However, we are represented by nine states as of now but we are still looking to diversify and to get more and more representation from all the regions across the India. If any alumnus has zeal to serve and return back to Navodaya family then he is welcomed in JNV Foundation.
All rules, regulations laws, by laws and Acts & Statutes of JNV Foundation have been framed by its seven-member draft committee, these laws were tabled in several meetings for open discussion session for four months before giving them final shape and still open for all possible ammendments. Its statutory structural body have time ward tenure and a fair and democratic election process is adopted to elect the governing body and it will comprise, one Chairman, President and Vice- President in all regional zones, one secretary, one joint Secretary for each zone, one treasurer, and one executive committee, one financial committee and one discipline, one advisory committee and review committee and one regional committee for each region. All posts of its governing body are honorary and are filled from among the registered JNVians only. It is the organization by the JNVians for the welfare of JNVians. It is non-profitable organization where no honorarium is being pain paid to any of the office bearers and before taking oath of office, all office bearers shall have to promise a commitment amount of money according to post applied for, which either they have to raise by donations or they have to pay from their own pockets for the promotion of work of charity as covered in the aims and objectives of JNV Foundation. This practice will promote the motto of selfless service and will also help in raising funds.
Here are the few works of charity as undertaken by JNV Foundation in past, even before its proper inception:-
1. In March, 2015 volunteers of JNV Foundation have donated Rs. 1,09,000/- to the family of a Navodian who died in an accident in navodaya.
2. We donated Rs. 65 thousand to an All India Navodaya topper (Commerce) of 2013 to fully fund his studies on personal recommendations of one of the officers of NVS because the guy is talented but otherwise economically weak.
3. To interact with the students and to access the ground level problems, our teams have visited Navodayas of various states and we are still visiting.
4. We are running counseling cum workshops for Navodaya students from this academic session.
5. We are conducting free of cost one day (6-8 hrs) workshop on "Effective communication skills and carrier options after 12th class" for 10th, 11th and 12th class students of all navodayas across India to prepare them in advance for the future challenge of competition
6. “Navodaya Gaurav” award was instituted in 2017 are almost 40 distinguished alumni have been awarded on the recommendation of its governing body.
Thus, "JNV Foundation" is not just a name or an organization, it’s a national wide social campaign too, to wake up navodaya alumnus to serve and return to back their navodaya for whatever they have received for those 7 golden years while being in navodaya.
JNV Foundation is a registered national level organization established by the proactive alumnus of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNVs) located in Delhi/NCR and is governed by its fair, democratic, secular and patriotic bylaws, Acts and Statutes and is working for the welfare of the students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNVs) across all the states of India and beyond the boundaries of caste, region, religion and mother tongue. We are regularly conducting free career counseling and workshop on communication skills and stress management in adolescents, for the students of Navodaya across the various states. We aim to reach out to all the students and alumni of all the Navodaya.
We are committed to unite all the alumnus at one platform by organizing regional meets in all the regions across the country so that we can have a better connect to serve and to return back to their respective Navodaya as a token of our moral responsibility for whatever we have received from Navodaya during our school days.