The Journey of Ballram Hanumandas Charitable Trust
Ballaram Hanumandas Charitable Trust, Kolkata (BHCT), a CSR project promoted by the Vikram-Pratibha Group of Companies, was founded in the year 1977, with an objective of transforming the much deprived rural area surrounding the Chaudhary family's ancestral village Bahal, (District Bhiwani), in Haryana, 30 Km North of Pilani. BHCT is headed by Shri Hari Krishna Chaudhary with active support of his brothers - Shri Shiv Kumar, Shri Mahendra & Shri Pramod and that of his son Shri Anil Chaudhary. BHCT undertakes a number of welfare programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of communities in and around Bahal. The Trust has actively contributed towards conservation of public parks, holy places and playgrounds, providing affordable tertiary health care facilities, conducting special eye care and general health check-up camps, co-operating with CAPART in rural sanitation projects, spreading environmental awareness by facilitating major tree plantation drives, promoting use of renewable energy, spreading awareness about water conservation and rain water harvesting along with use of drip irrigation systems. As responsible citizens, the founders of the Trust, right from the beginning firmly believed that providing quality education will result in overall growth of the region. A small but visionary effort has now turned this remote region into an Oasis of Learning spread over 100 acres in three different Campuses.
BHCT heralded its educational initiatives through BRCM Education Society and established BRCM Public School, Gyankunj, in 1987, catering to the need for high-quality English-medium schooling, for around 100 villages surrounding Bahal.
Subsequently, BRCM Public School, Vidyagram, a premier Boys' Residential School, from class IV to XII, was established to provide for all round development of students in a boarding set up. The school affiliated to CBSE is a member of the Indian Public School Conference (IPSC) and has students from all over India and abroad.
In August 1999, BHCT ventured into the field of providing technical education by establishing BRCM College of Engineering and Technology (BRCM-CET). The College is duly approved by the AICTE and Government of Haryana and is permanently affiliated to M.D. University, Rohtak for 4-year B.Tech courses in CSE, ECE, ME, IT, EEE & Civil and M. Tech in Mechanical Engg, Electronics & Comm Engg and Electrical & Electronics Engg. For students and faculty of all its Institutes, BHCT provides aesthetically designed, modern and environmentally balanced classrooms, laboratories, workshops, sporting & recreational facilities along with all essential utilities and well equipped comfortable on campus accommodation.