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Baba amte

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Baba amte

  1. 1. Baba Amte<br />MurlidharDevidasAmte, popularly known as Baba Amte.<br />Born on 26 December 1914 in Hinganghat, Maharashtra.<br />
  2. 2. Baba Amte was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.<br />In 1973, he founded the LokBiradariPrakalpto work among the MadiaGond tribal people of Gadchiroli District.<br />
  3. 3. Anandwan<br />Anandwan is the realization of the dream of one man- Baba Amte and the enduring efforts of the organization he set up.<br />Anandwan is a self-contained village where everyone pitches in to do their share.<br />Meals are cooked in communal kitchens. Men and women work in the fields, plant trees in their downtime, and work in the various workshops. <br />
  4. 4. Principal values<br />In the inviolable, irreplaceable, intrinsic worth of each human being;<br />That however severe his or her disability may be; each person has uniquely invaluable gifts and capabilities to give to the world;<br />That an attempt must be made to overcome any disability; however great it may seem;<br />That social prejudice, taboos, and ignorance can all be overcome;<br />That as important as physical cure, if not more, is the restoration of the person's sense of self-respect and dignity;<br />That to achieve this, the way forward is not charity but empowerment, even of the most challenged.<br />
  5. 5. These are no ordinary workers. They are neither laborers who require supervision and monitoring to ensure efficient production; nor are they self-employed, self-exploiting, small-scale producers.<br />These are people working with a motivation, born out of a sense of belonging to a shared community, which is very much their own, for which they are collectively responsible. <br />It is this feeling that engenders a deep sense of self-respect and dignity among the citizens of Anandwan.<br />
  6. 6. A glimpse of the craftsmanship<br />Take a look at the intricate craftsmanship of these hands. <br />One can begin to understand the deep insight underlying Baba's conviction that "Work builds, charity destroys." <br />
  7. 7. Gokul, Uttarayan, SnehSavali, Loti Raman Home for Senior Citizens (Wisdom Bank), SukhSadan (The House of Happiness)<br />Anandwan Hospital- Over the last 50 years, nearly 35,000 leprosy patients have been treated or cured at this hospital.<br />Established in 1995, the Yuvagram project is a training center which gives the youths six months of training in a marketable trade, after which they can return to their villages in a stronger position to secure employment.<br />
  8. 8. Famous Quotes by Baba Amte<br />"Add life to years, not years to life... Tomorrow is dawning!"<br />"Happiness dies when not shared" <br />"One can live without fingers, but not self-respect."<br />
  9. 9. Awards<br />Padam Shree- 1997<br />PadamVibhushan- 1986<br />

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