MESSAGE FROM LATE SHRI. S. L. MINDA
Founder of Minda Bal Gram
Children are the most valuable yet the most vulnerable resource of our society. They also constitute to be the foundation of any organised society; in fact they are our future.
Yet much remains to be done at the ground level. For instance, revisit the statistics on infant mortality, malnutrition, deaths due preventable diseases, child illiteracy, and lack of basic needs. These reflect that more is required from each one of us to promote and protect our future.
Childhood is a priceless possession and cannot be redeemed. It is also the laboratory for adulthood.
My experience during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake inspired me to promote an institution that could provide natural care, love and protection to the parentless children. I believe that we alone cannot change the lives of all the children in distress, but we can certainly strive to enhance the quality of life of a few. Minda Bal Gram was started to fulfil this aim. It has made a modest beginning with limited resources. It tries to provide enabling environment to children to develop intellectual, moral and spiritual capacities for a meaningful life.
I wish to extend my sincere thanks to people who have generously contributed their mite in establishing and successfully managing Minda Bal Gram. I also hope that their continued support and best wishes will help us achieve our aims and objectives.