Meeting Pappa in the orphanage
Today, I was honored to meet Mr. Vidyaakar, called „pappa“ as he is the father of more than 2000 children.
1983, he found a helpless child at a cinema hall in Chennai crying for some love. He knew that he can go beyond living his routine life to care for this stranger like his own daughter. Three decades later, his family has grown from a little child to over 2000 Children, all abandoned for no fault of theirs. These children were either found abandoned on the streets or left at his facilities. Most of them though were born to women Who was suffering from mental illness and who are unable to take care of themselves, leave alone these children.
But now, Mr. Vidyaakar has managed to feed them, take care of them and rehabilitate them back to where they belong. Today he leads an orphanage that offers a number of services, including providing food, shelter and educational facilities for them irrespective of their age, sex, religion, nationality, caste or mental capacity…(See Pappa on the right top photo)