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Silhouette Nek Chand
Pub Date: 
Thu, 2015-06-18

A prayer meeting for all religions to remember and pay homage to Nek Chand is to be held at Phase 3 of the Rock Garden, Chandigarh on Sunday 21st June.

Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Christian prayers will be offered, followed by a community kitchen.

The Nek Chand Foundation will be represented by founder John Maizels.

Pub Date: 
Thu, 2015-07-02

The Nek Chand Foundation is seeking international volunteers to work at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh, India in November 2015.

Please apply through this website using the volunteer application form.

Pub Date: 
Sat, 2015-08-15

The Chandigarh Administration welcomes Nek Chand Foundation international volunteer groups to stay and work at the Rock Garden, said Home Secretary, Mr Anurag Agarwal.

Mr Agarwal was speaking in his office at the Chandigarh Union Territory Secretariat to visiting NCF trustee, John Francis Cross, in a brief meeting, August 4th 2015.

The Administration would also like to include the NCF in discussions about the future of the Rock Garden, the Home Secretary said. 

Tiger face Phase 3 Rock Garden
Pub Date: 
Mon, 2015-10-12

The Rock Garden has received the Safaigiri 2015 award for cleanest park in India. The India Today-sponsored award was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chandigarh Union Territory Advisor to the Administrator Mr Vijay Kumar Dev in a ceremony at the Hotel Taj Palace in Delhi on October 2nd.

'This award is dedicated to citizens of Chandigarh,' Mr Dev, the most powerful official in the city's administration, was quoted as saying by local media.

Rock Garden figure with raised hand
Pub Date: 
Mon, 2015-12-21

With great regret the Nek Chand Foundation announces the suspension of the international volunteer program at the Rock Garden, Chandigarh. The reasons are varied and complex but can be summarized by seven words: Nek Chand is no longer with us.

Volunteer groups have been visiting the Rock Garden from overseas for around fifteen years and provided valuable support for Nek Chand himself, as well as carrying out important work and raising the profile of the Rock Garden in India and abroad.