A noted industrialist and philanthrophist started this caring home for orphaned children fifteen years ago
In 2003, the parents of four children ended their lives, succumbing to blood cancer. These four siblings were then adopted by an organisation named Minda Balgram which was established in 2001 by Shadi Lal Minda ,who was a leading industrialist and a renowned philanthrophist.
As the days passed by, these four kids changed their fortune. The eldest of the kids Archana (name changed) , after completing her intermediate course in 2011, got married and now she is living a happy married life with her only son .
Archana’s younger brother Umesh was also was supported by Minda Balgram. After completing his intermediate studies, he did his one year diploma course from the Hotel Management And Catering And Services Institute, Pusa, Delhi . At present, Umesh is working in the Tata Star Works company’s Cannaught place branch.
Meanwhile, Umesh’s younger brother Ramesh, after completing his matriculation did an ITI electronics trade course . Now he’s working at a Samsung showroom.
Their youngest sister Kalpana (name changed) by the help of Minda Balgram completed her intermediate studies. After that she’s doing a beautician’s course from the Lal Bahadur Institute, Delhi. She will be completing her course by this month. After that, she may find a nice job .
These are not isolated cases in the Minda Balgram, Alipur, Delhi. At least twenty such boys and girls are educated at the Minda Balgram. According to Gram’s project officer, TN Tiwari, “All of them are excelling in their fields.”
These unfortunate children are staying in the Balgram because they are provided with security and proper care. The state government’s children’s welfare committee is in touch with them. And if they are convinced positively, then the committee recommends the renewal of license for one more year . Though fifteen years have passed, the journey of this Balgram is going on smoothly, and it’s entire credit goes to Minda .
Minda, who is most popular among children and was also nick named as ‘Babuji’, had established this Balgram like a garden. Here children are given quality education with proper teaching of self dependency. All these facilities are provided free of cost. Tiwari added, “Each and every child is taught to be
self-dependent.Proper health care is also taken care of. Also, not only education but marriages are conducted by Balgram.”
Presently, they are focusing on a family like environment with physical, mental and emotional development ofthe orphaned children, so that in the future these children can prove themselves as responsible citizens of
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