The Mother is a role that has no parallels. It is the most divine of all roles one can ever play in a lifetime. There is no culture in the world that does not worship Motherhood, there is no language in the world that does not praise the value of a Mother. A Mother is the first teacher and the first God. All great men and women owe their success to their Mothers. Visvamitra International Award for Motherhood is a recognition to those who uphold the virtues of Motherhood and lead the society by example.
Ms.Sindhutai Sapkal, affectionately known as the “Mother of Orphans”, is an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for her work in raising orphaned children in India. She has nurtured over 1,050 orphaned children. Many of the children whom she adopted are well-educated lawyers and doctors. She has been honoured with over 273 awards for her dedication and work. She used the award money to buy land to make a home for her children. She is still looking for more help from the world. Sanmati Bal Niketan is being built in Manjari locality at Hadapsar, Pune where over 300 children will reside.