With the aim of creating a society in which civility replaces apathy, Sanjay Dalmia always finds time to actively participate in various civic and social welfare activities. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Indian Literary Society and other educational institutions.
The Organisation of Understanding and Fraternity was set up in 1982 by Mr Sanjay Dalmia with eminent people from the field of art, culture, industry and social workers to help and promote communal harmony and national integration.
Moved by the condition of differently-abled children in India, the Organisation focused on helping them by founding a special school named ‘Masoom’. Since its inception in 2001, Mr Dalmia celebrates his birthday with these children. Situated in Timarpur, Delhi, ‘Masoom’ is helping several children realize their dreams, by training them to communicate with people and express themselves.
The Dalmia Sewa Trust started Asthma Eradiction Programme under the aegis of Mr Sanjay Dalmia and contributes to various philanthropic activities, such as providing sanitary, and safe drinking water to the people of Chirawa (Rajasthan); organizing free health camps for patients suffering from Asthma, eye ailments, etc., for the underprivileged and economically weaker people in Rajasthan.
The trust keenly advocates the idea of Swachh Bharat by constructing lavatories in about 100 odd houses in Chirawa, which could not afford toilets, owing to monetary constraints. It has also taken up constructing houses for about 100 homeless families in Chirawa. The trust uses its own resources to conduct and manage all these operations, with no aid from the District Administration or any other agency.
Another endeavor taken by Mr Dalmia to provide healthcare amenities to the economically weaker section in New Delhi was the formation of the Bharatiya Socialist Republican Trust (BSR). The trust works for refining and boosting the standards of living by providing safe drinking water and addressing the issue of sanitation.
Apart from the Dalmia Sewa Trust and Bharatiya Socialist Republican Trust, Mr Sanjay Dalmia has joined hands with Ms Jai Madaan, a noted social activist and public figure, to form Bharat Maa Shaheed Samman Trust. It was founded with the sole aim of expressing gratitude and revering the freedom fighters who came together to fight against the colonial powers and win freedom for India. The trust also extends financial support to the dependents of martyrs for education and livelihood.