Naginbhai Jagada

Arpan Foundation

Naginchandra Jagada, often referred to as ‘Dada’ had his humble beginnings in Rajkot, Gujarat. He retired after working in Kuwait for 35 years, and now lives in Plano, TX. On retirement in the early 2000, he began to give back to his motherland. What began with a small act of kindness covering the homeless in Rajkot with blankets has now become an annual project that covers various small towns and villages around Rajkot.

Dada visits India every winter and dedicates his annual trip to donations of food, clothing, footwear, school supplies, groceries, sewing machines, wheelchairs and vehicles for the disabled. Additionally, he organizes a “Divyang camp” where prosthetic limbs are donated and fitted under the guidance of medical professionals. His mission is to help the poorest of the poor and the smiles on their faces is what he lives for.