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Aurangabad Sneha-Melawa

"Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar wants active youth participation in social work to create such a society"
Rajiv Gujar, Secretary, Snehalaya

Thank you to our 60 volunteers from our Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Balbhavan in Aurangabad who attended our Sneha-Melawa and meeting with our management and Balbhavan teams. The event got off to a great start with a social inspiration song from the beautiful, melodious voice of famous singer Rajesh Tupe.

Introducing the program, our Director Hanif Shaikh gave an overview of the concept of our balbhavan, community education centers in slums, our motivation, objectives and future plans. We expanded our balbhavan project to Aurangabad in 2018, which works for children and women at grassroots level using volunteers who conduct social activities. Balbhavan also promote the holistic development of children through the triad of education, culture and health, brightening their and their families’ futures. Our model has proven to be successful in creating ideal students, parents, families and communities.

Rajiv Gujar, Secretary of Snehalaya, added that: “There is no doubt that India will create thousands of ideal citizens via this service. While guiding volunteers, Babasaheb Ambedkar intended that the youth should participate in social work to build our society. To fulfil his wishes, young people should come forward and increase this flame to make it into a torch”. He also asked, “If not me, then who? If not today, when?”

He the shared the remarkable increase in the educational progress of the children of Babasaheb Ambedkar Balbhavan and invited the assembled Aurangabad volunteers to also visit our Snehalaya projects in Ahmednagar to learn more. It was then the turn of the volunteers to share their views and ideas to improve the Balbhavan which provided some added insights to our teams.

Snehalaya’s success relies on our volunteers who enhance the opportunities available to our beneficiaries and we are committed to supporting and creating the next generation of social workers. If you think you have something to offer or would like to replicate our award-winning balabhavan model, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch via

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