Dr. Rajendra Dhamane – A caretaker for the destitute and abused

In Ahmednagar India, thousands of mentally ill and homeless women are left wandering the streets to fend for themselves. Many have been abandoned by their families or abused emotionally and physically. Dr. Rajendra Dhamane and his wife Sucheta work tirelessly to give them a second chance at a happy and normal life.

在印度阿美納咖地區,成千上萬的精神病女人被拋棄在大街上自謀生路。許多人飽受虐待和摧殘,被他們的家人遺棄。羅繼達·達瑪尼博士和妻子蘇扎塔不遺餘力地幫助她們,給他們機會過上正常快樂的生活。

BLOG Rajendra 05The Dhamanes established Mauli Seva Pratishthan (MSP), a non profit organisation in 1998, to provide love, affection and care for the destitute women of Ahmednagar (Mauli means mother in the local language).  Many of these women, irrespective of their caste or religion, are taken in by the couple from the streets and given a safe heaven in which to live. Each and every one of their needs is attended to from food and shelter to counselling and medical care.  More importantly the Dhamanes provide life long care for their children, many of whom are born at the shelter.

達瑪尼夫婦於1998年建立了非營利組織,MSP(奧利希瓦波提森),為這些赤貧可憐的女人提供了熱情的幫助和關懷。不顧忌她們的種姓或宗教,兩人把她們從街上收容進來,給她們提供安全舒適的住宿環境,包括給她們食物,住所,醫療幫助和心理輔導。更重要的是,兩人還為她們的孩子提供終生援助,為這些出生在貧民窟的孩子們。

BLOG Rajendra 03In order to raise awareness and educate the community about the plight of these women, Dr. Dhamane frequently hosts lectures and talks at various social institutes throughout the region. More recently he produced and directed a short film called JANAA based on the story of one of their patients. It was selected and screened at various film festivals in France and India.

為了使全社會意識和關心到這些女人的困境,達瑪尼博士在很多社區機構頻繁的發表演說。最近,他又導演和製作了一部名為JANAA的電影,介紹一個被收留者的故事。該片被許多法國和印度的電影節提名和放映。

BLOG Rajendra 04Currently the Dhamanes care for 100 women and 15 children, whom they are raising to become honest and respectable citizens of society. To date the MSP is entirely funded by public donations with no support from the government. Dr. Rajendra has plans to build a new shelter to house over 500 women and provide 100 hospital beds for those critically ill or dying.

現如今達瑪尼夫婦收容著100個女人和15個兒童,他們教育孩子們做城市可敬的好公民。MSP完全依靠社會捐贈沒有花政府一分錢。達瑪尼博士計劃新建一個可以容納500人的收容所,並且為身患重病的人提供100張醫院床位。

Dr. Rajendra Dhamane is the winner of THE ONE 2016. He will receive a sum of US$100,000 as his prize money which will be used onto furthering her humanitarian project. Click on the photos below to see more photos of the Award Ceremony.

達瑪尼博士是2016年THE ONE 無名英雄獎得主。10萬美金的獎金將會用在他的人道主義項目中去。點擊下面照片查看更多頒獎典禮照片。

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Click to view other finalists of THE ONE 2016:

點擊下圖查看更多THE ONE 入圍者:

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5 thoughts on “Dr. Rajendra Dhamane – A caretaker for the destitute and abused

  1. It’s indeed a great job you r doing .its really hard to take care of such people .only few people r there who r concerned abt such people in society ,to cure them n look after them n giving them shelter .its really a remarkable job .

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