How truly this resonates with what most of us feel. For us at SAKAR, it was indeed an honour to be recognized and felicitated with the prestigious Dr. Acharya “Avinashi Sewa” award yesterday. SAKAR was shortlisted to receive this award in the Institutional Category.
The dedication of SAKAR towards the cause of adoption and other social issues like counselling of unwed mothers, trying to mainstream dyslexic kids by facilitating proper educational facilities to suit their needs, counselling adolescents for facing life challenges etc does not go unnoticed and this award is the acknowledgment of the same.
The event was presided by Shri. Bhaiyyaji Joshi,Sarkaryawah,, RSS. He stressed on the fact that India has made remarkable progress in many fields post-independence but a fraction of our society is still deprived and underprivileged. It is a well-deserved award for SAKAR (Institutional Category) and Mr. Santosh Garje (Individual category) who work relentlessly for these under privileged section of society by making the world a better place to live for such neglected part of the society. He also applauded the sponsors Keshav Smruti Prathishsthan and Jalgaon Janta Sahakari Bank for not actually inviting applications for the award but taking pain to evaluate the work of various institutions and shortlist the winners based on the genuine and dedicated work they are doing in their respective fields. This makes the recognition all the more special for SAKAR and reaffirms our faith that good work never goes unnoticed.
Speaking on the occasion SAKAR President and Founder Dr Savita Panat said on an emotional note that most of the children out for adoption at SAKAR come from unwed mothers. It reflects the dark side of the society we live in. Generally, the well-wishers and the society in general wish the NGO’s to prosper. We do not want people to pray for our prosperity but hope that in future the society does not need the likes of SAKAR anymore as it would mean that our purpose has been fulfilled. It would only mean that the world is a better place with no cases of unwed mothers who would be forced to take the drastic step to put their children in orphanages or adoption agencies. We hope and pray for a world where no child is left longing for a family.