Mother To A Thousand Orphans

Sep 20, 2016

Sindhutai Sapkal is a beloved Maharashtra activist called Mai by thousands of orphaned children. When the state government asked her to shut down her children’s homes, journalist Sucheta Dalal started a petition on to save the orphanages.

In less than a week, 20,000 people signed the petition to save Sindhutai’s orphanages. The Maharashtra CM was forced to take notice and respond:

Union Minister For Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi also responded directly to the petition assuring the signers that the matter was resolved and that Sindhutai Sapkal’s orphanages would not be shut down.

Maneka Gandhi's Response