From spending time with street children after school to volunteering for causes instead of going on picnics, Ruplekha Sinharoy, the founder, had a passion for helping the disadvantaged. The story evolved when she began bringing some order into the lives of vagrant children in her colony by getting them to study in her house. Soon, more students arrived with a desire to learn. This is how Lotus Rescue was born in 2013.
Along the way, destitute women with useful skills were enabled to make a living. Today there are schools in Kolkata, Chanda Village (Nadia District), Tetulia and Panpur-Kakinara. Through education, work, and influencing violent, undernourished families, Ruplekha believes Lotus Rescue can change what she calls ‘the karma of the land’.
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CHANGING THE ‘KARMA OF THE LAND’
MEET THE LOTUS RESCUE TEAM
Proprietor of National Homoeo Laboratory
Former chairman of Terai Branch Indian Tea Association, former chairman of Indian Tea Research Association, former secretary of Agri Horticulture Society, Kolkata and board member of Howrah Homes School
Priyanka Sen Karmakar
Lions Club member and founder of Aditri Foundation
Teacher and educationalist
Founder of Navya
NLP practitioner, psychiatrist, counsellor, Montessori trained teacher, special educator for children with disabilities, dietician
Educator, healer and social worker, she also started a school for the deaf in Kolkata
Social worker and healer
Founder of Lotus Rescue
MBBS, Masters in Emergency Medicine