ABOUT US

Snehasadan (Abode of Love) a home for less privileged boys- orphaned or abandoned; was started in 1996 by the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC). From then onwards the organization has aimed to scale greater heights putting all possible efforts. Gradually like a small plant, it is trying to flourish its several buds into beautiful flowers, stems into strong branches and accumulating the strengths to become a banyan tree.

 

Luigi Monti, the Founder of the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, moved by the spirit of charity; dedicated his whole life for the sake of the sick, the abandoned and needy young people. He was a man of vision, who was able to understand the need of the time. He started his charitable work first in the medical field by assisting the sick and then he expanded his areas of work into other fields. The growing number of street children was really a great problem at that time. The problem had been caused, on the one hand by the concentration of workers in the cities, and, on the other hand by the aftermath of the wars. Monti was able to understand that if they were left on the streets they could easily become involved with revolutionaries and will gradually turn against the society. So he wanted to bring all the children together and look after them in a house where the law of God is the norm of life. He wanted to form them to be the cornerstones of a new society.

It was in 1882 that the Congregation started this apostolate of taking care of the orphans. Now through Snehasadan we fulfil this great mission of taking care of these less privileged children of India. The greatness lies not in just starting an apostolate but in executing it successfully. We believe in God's abundant providence that we would be able to take these children to the full swing of life. Now we give to these children adequate education, proper training in some trade and prepare them to become good citizens. They are here to be loved, cared for and to be corrected whenever it is necessary. We need to educate them and transmit into their minds the essential spiritual, moral and social values. They must be truly conscious of their role in the society and of the conduct they adopt to serve the common good.

 

There were only a few boys in the beginning at Snehasadan. After having completed its 13 years of existence in Karnataka, at present there are thirty three children in this house.The organization assists them to grow up like other normal children of the society leaving their horrific past right where they have come from. The children here are barely made to think that Snehasadan is not their own home. They feel that the house is their own. Many of its inmates have started leading a decent life and keep the relationship with the home as responsible sons of a normal family.They know how to relate to their roots by taking care of their own family and friends along with them by who once they might have felt left out.

 

The residents of Snehasadan now can visualize brilliant academic achievements and good career possibilities, putting their own dreams forward with the help of the organization. There is no one unworthy to be felt as lovable and responsible. Love and care are the utmost feelings that this organization strives to spread for the inmates and for the society and surrounding that they are surrounded by. All are here to be equally loved. With this in mind, Snehasadan treats them all alike and teaches by inculcating in them the true spirit of love, respect, care for everyone in the society. Children are taken care of as equal irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and language by showing same respect from one to the other.