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Thank You to The People of Wardha: A Look Back At History


Our shelter for abandoned women is 80 km from our base at Nagpur in the rural district of Wardha, which is a place steeped in history.

Wardha is a few km from Sevegram and both areas were major centres for India’s Independent Movement headed by Mahatma Gandhi. Following in his footsteps, literally; Gandhi’s spiritual successor, Vinoba Bhave established the Land Bhoodan Movement, which was voluntary land reform movement. Vinoba walked thousands of km across India encouraging wealthy land owners to donate their land to the landless poor. Both Vinoba’s and some of Gandhi’s ashes are contained at the site of the river Dham in Wardha.

In the mid-1950’s Wardha had one of the highest counts of leprosy in the world. It is where Manohar Diwan established Dattapur, India’s 1st leprosy colony and where leading leprosy researchers played a significant role in discovering the currently successful treatment regime of MDT (Multi Drug Therapy).

Wardha’s history of attracting and producing leaders and activists is a remarkable one. Even today we see the same generous spirit in ordinary members of the local community. Our shelter is frequently visited by people who wish to help; some donate goods, some food, and some their expertise.

WE ARE THANKFUL TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE ABANDONED WOMEN AT OUR SHELTER. IN DOING SO YOU HAVE RESTORED THEIR FAITH IN HUMAN KIND.

Wardha Civil Hospital volunteers Dr Dange & Dr Ghurde give free health checks to women in WIN’s shelter.

Wardha female police women distribute snacks to our ladies.

Wardha social group: Sarvadham Sanshodhan Bahuudeshiy distribute sweets to our ladies.


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