May 07, 2012
from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
|Where||G-4, NIUS Building|
|Contact Phone||022-2507 2100|
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"Aaichya Kaljatoon" ("From a Mother's Heart") -- Talk by Smt. Sindhutai Sapkal
Sou. Sindhutai Sapkal also known as Mother of Orphans is an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for her work for raising orphan children.
Childhood nickname "Chindi" meaning torn cloth. She was named thus as an unwanted child. Her father's name was 'Abhiman Sathe'. She could attend school until 4th grade, attended part-time due to other family responsibilities. She was brought up in abject poverty. Got married at the age of 10. Her husband abandoned her at the age of 20, and she left home with her infant daughter. She later donated her biological child to the trust Shrimant Dagdu Sheth Halwai, Pune, only to eliminate the feeling of partiality between her daughter and the adopted ones. As of 2012 Sindhutai Sapkal has nurtured about 1442 orphaned children. Many of the children that she adopted are well educated lawyers and doctors, and some, including her biological daughter are running their independent orphanages. One of her child is doing PhD on her life.
Till date she is honoured by more than 500 awards. She used all that money to buy land to make home for her orphan children. She has started construction and still looking for more help from the world.
The 2010 marathi film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal is a bio-pic inspired by the true story of Sindhutai Sapkal. The film was selected for world premiere at the 54th London Film Festival.
(The talk will be in Marathi)