About Us


To enable orphans and other disadvantaged students to pursue higher studies, become self-sufficient and positively contribute towards society.


To provide support and guidance for higher or professional education of orphans and other disadvantaged students.


  • To develop and adopt an appropriate procedure for identifying recipient.
  • To provide timely monetary or material help to the recipient.
  • To provide advice and guidance for academic and career development.
  • To develop and follow procedures for regularly monitoring the progress of these students in academics and other activities important for their career.
  • To encourage and support female students who are doubly handicapped in this part of the world, in higher or professional studies.

The Trust will also endeavour

  • To enable the formation of an alumni group of scholars who can provide help to each other.
  • To collaborate with other organizations and agencies in India and abroad to further its objectives.
  • To create such other activities, structures, institutions and organizations as may aid in the realization of the above-mentioned objectives.


The registered office of the Trust will be situated at Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.

Area of Operations

Starting from the state of Orissa, the activities of the Trust will extend to other parts of India.


The corpus fund of the Trust shall be formed by the donations of the Trustees and contributions from socially committed institutions and individuals who choose to extend a helping hand to these disadvantaged children. The Trust will extend exemption from tax on donations to the cause as admissible under provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Digjyoti is registered in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India vide registration no. 130 dated 5th January, 2006.

Managing Trustee

The idea of instituting a trust to provide help and support for educating orphans and poor has been the long-cherished dream of Managing Trustee, Prof. Khageswar Pradhan. An eminent educationist and former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Pradhan was himself born in a poor farming family in rural Orissa and lost his parents at an early age. His hope is that Digjyoti will help these disadvantaged and socially challenged children to occupy a respectable position in society and make a positive contribution to our national development.