Indian raised more than 1,400 orphans
• The Indian raised more than 1,400 orphaned children
"I am the mother to those who have no one", - says of himself Sindhutai Sapkal, 68-year-old activist, who in India was referred to as the "Mother of orphans". It has grown more than 1,400 children who for various reasons were left without parental care and has helped them not only to get an education, but also to create own happy family. During his life it has received 750 awards, but the real appreciation of the work finds the love of his pupils.
Sapkal fate was tragic: she was born in a poor family and had to leave school at a school in the age of 9, since had to prepare for a wedding with 20-year-old guy who seemed a good party for her parents. After 10 years of marriage, she became pregnant, but the heartless husband kicked her out of the house just before delivery. Parents, too, did not have any support. They did not take Sapkal with a baby even after she admitted that she was forced to give birth in a stable one, and cut the umbilical cord found stone.
Sapkal began to wander. To earn a living, she sang at the stations, and went with her daughter in her arms. Then she first realized how much around the orphans out of compassion she always shared with them what little she had.
But despair not leave Sapkal, she had no hope of escape from the circumstances. She even visited the idea to commit suicide and kill their own child. When she was ready to take that step, she accidentally met a beggar dying of thirst. Sapkal decided that I should be sure to do a good deed before his death, she fed and watered suffering. He began to thank her warmly. This encounter changed intentions Sapkal, she suddenly realized that her vocation and mission in the world - help the needy.
In the entire life Sapkal has helped 1400 children. Among them was vagrants, picked up at the railway stations, newborn baby found in trash bins, there were those who bring stray dogs ... Everyone stayed with Sapkal as much as he needed. She is sure that the child can not put out the door as soon as he turns 18 years old. "It is not true that they are wise and independent at this age. On the contrary, they need more support. The fact that the chick has wings does not mean that he can fly "- said Sapkal.
The majority of its pupils achieve success in life: her foster children become doctors, lawyers, among them there are even professors. Despite the fact that Sapkal already 68 years old, she is still willing to take on the education of children. She travels frequently to lecture in the villages, and after her performance to her necessarily fit any of the locals with a request to adopt the child, who was left an orphan. Sapkal sure to take the receipt from the head of the village, and never refuse such requests.
Sapkal lives on donations, which are indifferent to give her a good cause people. During her life she has built four houses in which to place it and a huge family.