Dharma Foundation of India

Organisation Information

  1. Name of organisation: Dharma Foundation of India
  2. Registered address: 145/9,2nd Floor, Kishan Garh,Vasant Kunj,New Delhi-110070
  3. Corresponding Addresses:
    a: 66-A,Street No 2,Krishna Nagar, Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi-110029
    b: B 8/126 Kendriya Vihar,VIP Road, Behind Haldiram,Kolkata,
  4. Registration no: 4401,Certificate (Section 60) under India Trust Act,1882
  5. Year of Establishment: December 2009
  6. Year of registration: July 2010
  7. The organisation has exemption under 12A and 80G
  8. Location of operation: New Delhi, Kolkata

Objectives of Dharma Foundation of India

  1. Our primary objective is promotion of Active Ageing In India
  2. Implement WHO active aging framework policy to empower and create opportunities for community dwelling older persons to participate in their health and social issues.
  3. Develop health, social and environmental models to build Age Friendly Initiatives in urban and rural communities.
  4. Address the fragmented health and long-term care system in India to adopt care models that provide well-coordinated, person-directed and family-focused services through Community Care Centres managed by older persons.
  5. Publish research/evidence based data to help State Governments and Central government of India to framework future policies for older persons

Mission Statement

Attainment of universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services, accountable and responsive to elderly needs.

Founder Chairperson


Name : Dr Alakananda Banerjee
Date of Birth : 26th January 1960
Mobile No: +919811020093
Skype address : dharma44011

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Personal Statement

Being a physical therapist for almost 31 years, she spearheaded the founding of state of art rehabilitation projects in major hospitals of New Delhi, (Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Hospital Noida and Max Hospital Saket). She was the first in India to develop a comprehensive treatment protocol for dysphagia in acute and chronic care. She was an honorary faculty at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Delhi where she worked with MDES students on body simulation techniques and designed prototypes, simulating health problems faced by older persons and brain stroke. She collaborated in studies with University of Gottingen Germany, on Functional Electrical Stimulation for improving gait in Stroke patients. Her second collaboration was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for upper limb dysfunctions by using EEG-EMG (SynPhNe) therapy for stroke patients. With expertise in International Classification of Functioning, (ICF-WHO guideline) she undertakes workshops on ICF in various academic and healthcare institutions in India .She founded the Dharma Foundation of India (DFI) in the year 2010 to implement Active Ageing (WHO framework) in the community dwelling elders.DFI has received research grants from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Sydney Australia and WHO SEARO. She has received A Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuraxis 2015, SAARC Conclave.