Sai Kripa

This organisation is not just a home but a family to homeless, abandoned children

It was in 1990 that Anjina Rajgopal’s heart bled when she came across a beggar boy being thrashed by a local fruit vendor during a visit to a temple in Noida. This boy was mentally and physically challenged. In her words,”On seeing that, I went up to the fruit vendor and asked him if I could take that boy home. He immediately agreed.” After giving him a fresh pair of clothes and some homely cooked food, Anjina chatted with him to understand where he’s from. With the few details he could share, she tried locating his family but all in vain. That’s when she decided to take him in and bring him up as her own son. That is also the day, as she puts it, “she became a mother.” That young boy, whom she named Rajat, lives with her, till date.

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How it all began at Sai Kripa

It all began in the town of Bellary in Karnataka where Anjina lived as a 10 year old. Every week, she would see groups of children beating drums and carrying notebooks, walking down the streets, knocking at every door, collecting donations for the orphanage they lived in. Coming from a happy and well-to-do family herself, Anjina would feel sorry for them. Then one day her family moved from Bellary to Sandur and she soon forgot about these children. Years later, in 1976, when Anjina was in her late 20s, her parents suddenly passed away. In order to get over this personal tragedy, she moved with her siblings to Delhi. She also started work at The Times of India as a personal assistant to the Managing Director, in order to support them. Then in 1983, she moved to Noida.

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