News

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.