News

Pub Date: 
Sat, 2014-05-31

Times of India Reports on NCF Volunteers

Nek Chand Foundation volunteers working at the Rock Garden were interviewed for an article published in theTimes of India: Chandigarh last month.

Nek Chand 90th Birthday
Pub Date: 
Fri, 2014-12-19

Nek Chand's ninetieth birthday was widely and joyfully celebrated by the people and city of Chandigarh this week.  On Monday 15th December crowds gathered at the Rock Garden for organized festivities at which Nek Chand was greeted by well-wishers and cut an enormous specially-made cake.

Volunteer (Tracey) at work
Pub Date: 
Tue, 2015-03-10

The Nek Chand Foundation is unfortunately obliged to suspend the organization of volunteer groups at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh due to continuing problems with accommodation on site. 

'It's a real pity because volunteers have done such good work over the years, and volunteer groups are the Foundation's main source of income,' said NCF Trustee and founder member John Maizels.

Phase 3 arches,horses, Rock Garden
Pub Date: 
Sun, 2015-04-19

Chandigarh authorities plan to illuminate the Rock Garden using LED lights and allow visiting hours to be extended until 10 pm, according to India media reports.

Work on the lighting up project will begin later this month and will take around six months, it is said. 

At the same time, it is claimed that the long-delayed Phase 3 is to be completed including a new public exit.  Currently, departing visitors are obliged to retrace their steps through Phase 2. 

Nek Chand waves goodbye
Pub Date: 
Sat, 2015-06-13

It is with great sadness that the Nek Chand Foundation announces news of the death of Nek Chand in Chandigarh yesterday.  Our condolences go to his family.

Nek Chand was aged ninety and his health had been in decline over recent months.  He died of cardiac arrest at PGI hospital in the very early hours of the morning of Friday June 12th 2015.