ORIGIN OF SNEHASADAN

 Bangalore is an industrial city. The cities of Karnataka are flourishing fast but at the same time villages are being neglected from any further development. A few people who live in the cities enjoy all the governmental assistance. Hence the villages become automatically poorer and poorer. A few people control the price of the agricultural products. And the poor sects are satisfied with the minimum. So there are many who live under poverty line. Because of this social imbalance, many of the parents become either sickly or helpless. A vast majority of the parents die in early ages. No proper food, medicine or hygiene. The future generation is under this alarming threat. Many children run away from homes and take shelter under bridges, in railway platforms and slums. Many become unscrupulous criminals, creating a great trouble to the police and the common person. Who is accountable to all these happenings or who will find out solution to resolve these problems? Can we run away from our social responsibility? We have the mistaken impression that it is the duty of the government, and the very rich corporate and business houses to spend for the well being of these children. Nevertheless, there is a noble and enlightened thought that no deserving child should be deprived of the opportunity to have a home and an education because of the tragedy of his birth to parents who could not afford to ensure that he has the opportunities that other children have. So we need a serious commitment to the problem of the children. It is from this thought the beautiful dream of SNEHASADAN came up in 1996. The extending hands of psychological support and relief from the pain of abandonment will mould them to come up with beautiful dream about their lives and society. There are more than 1000 new cases of parentless children reported in Bangalore itself every year. Do we let them die abandoned in a corner? Or do we give means to save these children's a precious lives? We may not be able to make all the children of India cared for and educated. However, by doing what we can for a few of them at least, we make a big difference in their lives. Our dream is to see Snehasadan become a bigger institution by our collective efforts. It will be enable us to continue our support and help to children of Snehasadan until they are able to join the mainstream of life.

There were only a few boys in the beginning at Snehasadan. But after having completed its 10 years of existence there are thirty children in this house now and we are proud to say that some of its children have grown up to respond to the needs of the time. We assist them in their material, social, intellectual and spiritual attainments. We teach them not only how to earn an honest livelihood but also how to live well. As a result, their Social responsibility is very high, moral state is much stronger, their human concern is very appreciable and they are open to all religions. Now many of its inmates have started leading a decent life in the society.