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He put his life’s savings for a home for prisoner’s children

‘The children of life convicts are rendered orphans for all practical purposes, and to see them crying outside the jail is very sad,’ V Mani, who started a home for them after his retirement, told Vicky Nanjappa. Continuing our Independence Day special series: Extraordinary Indians. There are very few people in India who can touch

SocareInd: Making a fresh start

“I give these children what their parents cannot – freedom” says Mani, who runs a home for the children of life-convicts. “Meet Dayasree. Her original name was Thayamma. She hated it. She came home from school one day asking me to change her name as the school couldn’t accept it! Look at the cheek” laughed

Together we can make a difference

One Sunday June afternoon in the year 1999, a retired Reserve Bank Officer had a day dream, passion, secretly nurtured for a lifetime – unusual, but yet practical. The result, a magnificent lower bloomed to be named as “SOCARE IND”. SOCARE was inaugurated on the 17th of July 999, with 2 kids of the convicts,

Caring Gesture

Every day in the evening, a group of about two dozen children join their hands in prayer at a home in Rajajinagar Stage II. They go to school during the day time, play in the evening and are like any other children. The only difference is they are the children of convicts undergoing imprisonment, but

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