LIFE Award for LFT's John Hunt


CEO and Founder of Lotus Flower Trust John Hunt has been invited as a Special Guest to receive the Special Recognition for Contribution to Equality Award for 2019 for Power Brands Global this Friday in London.

The London International Forum for Equality (LIFE) has asked John to receive the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to destitute and deprived communities in India through the work of Lotus Flower Trust, now in it’s 10th year and still changing lives forever.

A representative from LIFE told John: “Your journey is an inspiration for all those seeking success in life. Securing our future on the pillars of faith, courage, immense personal sacrifice and resolute determination, you are a trustee of our tomorrows.”

On hearing the news, John, 78, said: “I am delighted to receive such recognition on behalf of the Lotus Flower Trust and the children and adults with whom we work in remote India. I hope this opens doors for us, both in India and the UK where we can maximise support for those who desperately need it.”

John has been working in the voluntary sector for more than 27 years. Since its inception, the Lotus Flower Trust has completed 60 projects in 10 years, helping the lives of thousands of women, children and those with special educational needs and disabilities. Helping others has been his life’s work and it is wonderful that LIFE have acknowledged this through the Special Recognition award.

Gold Medal for Jitendra at Special Olympics!

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We'd like to say a massive congratulations to Jitendra, a student at our JSR Residential School, for winning the gold medal in the 200 metre race for #India at the recent International Special #Olympics in Abu Dhabi! To be selected for the Olympic team is a massive achievement in itself, but to bag gold at the event is the stuff that dreams are made of. What an achievement. Well done Jitendra, we are all so proud of you! There is so much the children can achieve at our JSR Residential School for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Without the home and the dedication of the staff and its teachers, Jitendra and 85 others with various mental and physical special needs would have little to no opportunities, or indeed any dreams to strive for. Please continue to support the work of Lotus Flower Trust and give hope to the lives of those who had none.

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Kavita's Story

Kavita's Story

As I travel around India with my colleague Ashok Tripathi, we are introduced to many people and told many stories, some of them shocking and beyond belief. This short story is about 30-year-old Kavita Bisht, one of the most inspirational people I have ever met and who has a shocking tale to tell about an acid attack made on her at the age of eighteen.

New Facilities at Nalanda School Complete

New Facilities at Nalanda School Complete

Thanks to a generous donation of £15,000 from Gebr. Heinemann and Estée Lauder, we are excited to announce that the much needed Dining Room, Kitchen, Toilets and Washing Facilities at Nalanda Primary School in Ladakh are now complete and look amazing. Most importantly, the teachers and children are delighted with the results!

New Workshop for Recycling Machine at PAGIR

New Workshop for Recycling Machine at PAGIR

A large workshop for the recycling machine, along with a warehouse for materials, are now completed at PAGIR - the People’s Action Group for Inclusion and Rights. A pioneer project which Lotus Flower Trust is so proud to have raised funds for, PAGIR is run by a community of people with various physical and mental special needs in Ladakh…