With a passion to serve the poor and needy Mrs. Aruna Dalmia began her career in the late 1970’s by becoming part of various social institutions. She became an active member of the War Widows Association under the aegis of Dr. Mohini Giri. She also began a project named ‘SWALAMBAN’ that engaged in various activities for the upliftment of women, with the support of the Mayor of Delhi, Lala Hansraj Gupta. Soon after she found herself a member of the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, an institute for both regular & physically handicapped children run by Dr (Mrs) Uma Tuli.
Every individual has some vision and aim to do something for themselves or others implementing the mission and achieving the aim requires immense courage and hard work. Aruna Dalmia had found the model of her dreams with the guidance of Dr. (Mrs) Uma Tuli, she decided to set up an establishment on the similar lines of Amar Jyoti.
It all began with the first donation she received from her father-in-law Shri. Jaidayal ji Dalmia. She set up a centre in the family hometown Chirawa (which still exists and is running). Restlessness came up again & she wanted to do something in Delhi. A make shift school was created in Dakshinpuri, three tents were set up that could accommodate 40 children out of which 20 were handicapped.
Soon after, Aruna Dalmia bought an acre of land in Vasant Kunj from the DDA and the construction of the school began. It was a proud moment for her indeed. She had taken one giant leap forward.