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The present-day social reformers whom I go awe about is Susheelamma. Susheelamma is the founder, the strength and the driving force behind the NGO “Sumangali Seva Ashrama”, located in North Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Sumangali Seva Ashrama is a ray of positivity and humanity amidst all the inhumane activities which we come across on a daily basis. It is an NGO which follows Gandhian principles and provides shelter to the destitute children, women from the scurrilous families and the elderly who are abandoned by their children.
Susheelamma registered the NGO in the year 1975 and since then there is no looking back for the strong headed woman. The initiatives taken under her guidance are many but to mention a few are the Government aided school which provides primary and high school education; organizing various training classes for the women to be self-dependent, developmental programs for the upliftment of the religious organizations.
Susheelamma has many followers from executive officials to the most influential politicians for her noteworthy contributions to the society. But Susheelamma is not carried away with all the fame and the recognition, she is always adorned in a simple attire which reflects the same in her attitude. I have always seen her greeting with the same simplified smile which is unbiased may it be to the less noted person or to the most influential person. True to her modesty, awards and recognitions have come her way and the awards are still counting to adorn her. She has been honored both at the national and at the state level and the latest recognition is “Nalvadi Krishnaraj Wodeyar” award.
Susheelamma from her young age had the affinity to work for the betterment of the poverty driven. Her same passion has brought laurels to the “Sumangali Seva Ashrama” at the state and at the national level. The journey of Susheelamma was not full of roses, there were many hardships initially which she came across by providing training on small-scale handicrafts work and utilizing the Government aided loans to get financially stable.
I chose to write about Susheelamma as I have seen her from my childhood days as an undaunted and impeccable person through every thick and thin situation of life. She has resolved myriad family issues which even a Government organization would have failed to resolve. This blog post is an essence of the reforming activities taken place at “Sumangali Seva Ashrama”.
At present, the NGO “Sumangali Seva Ashrama” is well received and respected for the remarkable accomplishments. To enjoy the blissful journey and to be a part of the same, please visit their website: http://ssa-india.org/
Sumangali Seva Ashrama: Sumangali Seva Ashrama Road, Cholanayakanahalli, R.T Nagar Post, Bangalore- 560032
Phone:+91-80 6530 1388/1393/1395/1979