Moneylife Impact: CM assures Sindhutai Sapkal of special permission for her orphanage
Moneylife Digital Team/ Vinita Deshmukh 05 July 2016
Following an online petition initiated by Sucheta Dalal, Founder-Trustee of Moneylife Foundation and subsequent articles published by Moneylife seeking justice for noted social reformer Sindhutai Sapkal alias Mai, the mother of orphans, Maharashtra Chief Minister has assured special permission to Mai’s orphanage. 
 
Specifically, responding to Moneylife's appeal, the CM's office said, "CM Devendra Fadnavis has strictly instructed the concerned officials to grant permission to Sindhutai Sapkal's (Mai's) organisation, taking into consideration her noble work since decades. He also instructed that the process for the same be expedited.
 
 
Responding to the developments, Sindhutai alias Mai says, "Moneylife has been the pillar of support for us and I thank them all." 
 
Vinay Sapkal, Sindhutai's son, was thankful to Moneylife for the support. He said, "We really have no words to express our gratitude for what you have done for us. We received a call from the CMO and the official informed us about the decision. It is really grateful for us to have somebody like Sucheta madam, Vinita madam and the Moneylife team around when needed." 
 
Sindhutai Sapkal, the stalwart social reformer, who has brought up 1,000 orphans and continues to mother orphans in four orphanages has been running from pillar to post since 2011 to get her orphanage registered. Instead, last week, she was slammed a notice by the Women's and Child Welfare Department of Maharashtra to close her Mundhwa orphanage and rehabilitate the orphans to government orphan institutions.
 
Most of the media has been extremely supportive of the efforts to get justice for Sindhutai, whose work is well known in the state.  It all began with Moneylife's Consulting Editor Vinita Deshmukh writing about the effort to dislodge Sindhutai from two of her orphanages despite her yeomen service to the nation in an article titled, Sindhutai Sapkal: Maharashtra has no funds for orphanages, but attempts to orphan the ‘Mother of Orphans’
 
With support from Change.org, Sucheta Dalal started an online petition titled "Stop Harassing Sindhutai Sapkal; Don’t Close Down Her Orphanage." Here is the link to the online petition . The petition, hosted at Change.org, was signed by 20,924 people from across the country.  
 
Ms Dalal also sought the intervention of CM Fadnavis. Since he was busy, Ms Dalal got in touch with his wife, Amruta Fadnavis, who promptly responded and sent a message late last night stating: “Regarding Sindhutai, CM has told the proposal of Sindhutai Sapkal has not been rejected. Permission will be given as a special case.'' Moneylife appreciates the concern and quick reaction of Amruta Fadnavis.
 
Ms Dalal also sent the link of the story to several state and union ministers. Moneylife is particularly thankful to Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal who, within five minutes called up and sought further information. He wondered whether there was any political angle to it. It is admirable that he went beyond his call and addressed the issue in his own way.
 
Moneylife also thanks Amruta Fadnavis, Change.org, which helped in making the online petition, Vijay Kumbhar, the entire media and several others who helped in this effort.
 
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Comments
Gopalakrishnan T V
6 years ago
Money Life Team has taken care of the lives of many orphans and given life to the Orphanage of the Mother of Orphanages madam Sindhutai Sakpal. Great work done by the life team members. Congrats.
Dr. Rakesh Goyal
6 years ago
CONGRATS
Dolphy D'souza
6 years ago
Heartiest congratulations Sucheta/ Vinita and the Moneylife Team. Ms Sindhutai Sapkal needs all the support to continue her noble work. Cheers.
P L Despande pawar
6 years ago
Great !!.
Venugopalan S
6 years ago
Great efforts by suchita
Chavan Rambhav
6 years ago
Thanks to Devendraji Fadanavis & Money life Foundation for support to Sindhutai Sapkal
Manu Mathew
6 years ago
congrats moneylife team
Mahesh S Bhatt
6 years ago
Thanks Fadnavis.Let truth prevail in frivolous Politics
Mahesh
Jyoti Dua
6 years ago
Great job done Sucheta ji. Heartiest congratulations. Sucheta ji, Vinita ji, Vijay Kumbhar and all members of the team who worked on this petition deserve three cheers. I was confident that if matter is brought to the notice of CM or Piyush Goyal, there will be some positive action. Thanks to Amruta ji to too.
D S Ranga Rao
6 years ago
Hearty congratulations to Sucheta, Vinita, Vijay Kumbhar and the entire Moneylife Foundation Team for their crusade in favor of "Maa" and the hapless orphans. But it's appalling to note that should the Maharashtra government require so much time and so much public outcry and intervention by high and mighty to see reason to help a good cause? Surely, the government has lost a good opportunity to prove its credibility.
Jyoti Dua
Replied to D S Ranga Rao comment 6 years ago
Sir, it has restored our faith in CM. It is the Bureaucracy which has brought out that their mind set needs to change. The Minister in-charge must realise how the genuine persons are made to suffer by bureaucracy.
D S Ranga Rao
6 years ago
Hearty congratulations to Sucheta, Vinita, Vijay Kumbhar and the entire Moneylife Foundation Team for their crusade in favor of "Maa" and the hapless orphans. But it's appalling to note that should the Maharashtra government require so much time and so much public outcry and intervention by high and mighty to see reason to help a good cause? Surely, the government has lost a good opportunity to prove its credibility.
padmakarnaik45
6 years ago
Namskar. Suchetaji & your Team, appreciate sincere effort , which has brought positive results.
This also demonstrates the strength & power of group of socially sensitive citizens to bring about change. Wish money life continued success...regards.
Jyoti Dua
Replied to padmakarnaik45 comment 6 years ago
Very right. People need to be active on social media to high light such cases.
Suketu Shah
6 years ago
Congratulations also to Mr Goyal for the super quick thoughfulness on his part.
Jyoti Dua
Replied to Suketu Shah comment 6 years ago
Mr Goyal is performing very well as Central Minister. Three cheers for him.
Suketu Shah
Replied to Jyoti Dua comment 6 years ago
perfectly said,And he has onoly gfot started these 2 yrs.He wl only get better.He is already doing unbelievably great work and cut out corruption at the top level of his field.Great by Mr Goyal.
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