SOS Children Villages of India celebrated Mother's Day
Over 600 Yashodha Maa and aunts of the organization were honored at 32 centres in 22 States
By: SOS Children's Villages India
The event started with felicitation of mothers for her selfless love, devotion and care towards the once parentless or abandoned children and for nurturing them into becoming contributing members of the society. The celebration witnessed the participation of SOS family members in all the 32 projects including children, mothers and employees showcasing strength of 100 to 250 people.
SOS Children's Villages were founded by Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, an Austrian, who pioneered the concept of bringing up children without a family and parental care not just in a regular orphanage, but giving them the security and quality care of a home, the love and care of a "Mother" and a framework of sibling relationships providing them emotional security for a lifetime. Presently 585 Mothers are busy in bringing over 7000 children across 22 states at 32 SOS Children Villages. Their values, love and care reflects in the successful settlement of four generations of children through career.
The celebration also witnessed cultural performances presented by the children of SOS Children's Villages India for their mothers. Overwhelmed by their performance, mothers also participated by playing games and dancing with the children. In order to make the day memorable for the mothers, children shared their word of gratitude for their mothers and exchanged gifts with them.
On the special occasion of Mothers' Day, Ms. Anuja Bansal, Secretary General of SOS Children's Villages of India said, "At the core of everything we do are our mothers. l salute every mother in the SOS Family for her relentless hard work and the selfless love and care that she provides to her children. It is this commitment from our mothers that helps shape lives of all the children at SOS Children's villages of India and makes them into confident contributing citizens of the society. I thank you on behalf of all everyone in the SOS India Family!"
With 54 years of committed care and service provided to once parentless, abandoned and underprivileged children, SOS Children's Villages of India is one of the largest self-implementing NGOs with pan India presence across 32 projects in 22 states. It provides direct care to over 27,000 children annually. Established in 1964, SOS India is a non-government, non-profit, voluntary child care organization. It has since been involved in providing children in distress a 'home-like' environment with a loving mother, brothers and sisters, as well as a home and a community. The mission of the SOS Children's Villages of India is to build families for children without parental care so that they grow up with love, respect & security. It is a well-known credible organization in India and the first child care NGO to get a CRISIL accreditation for very strong delivery capability and high financial proficiency. In March 2016, SOS India was certified by TRACE, world's leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, which demonstrates a commitment to commercial transparency which was renewed in March, 2018. For more information please visit: http://www.soschildrensvillages.in/