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HOME FOR AGED & HANDICAPPED FROM POOR HOUSE TO HOME FOR AGED AND HANDICAPPED

A Journey over 123 Years.

 

bPOOR HOUSE:

 

The “Home for the Aged and Handicapped” formerly known as the “POOR HOUSE” is situated in Untkhana Nagpur. A land given By FATESINGHRAO RAJE BHONSALE to the Catholic Mission.
In the year 1890, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation approached the Bishop of Nagpur, Monsignor Riccaz to take care of the abandoned lepers, the crippled. Other institutions declined the request of the Corporation, but Bishop Riccaz took up the responsibility willingly and joyfully. He entrusted this work of Mercy to Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate.

  FATESINGHRAO RAJE BHONSALE BISHOP RICCAZ MOTHER MARIE GERTRUDE
 

Thus a tiny seed was sown by Mother Marie Gertrude and her three companions.

 

(Sr.Madelline, Mother Marie Gertrude, Mother Marie de Kostha, Sr. Joseph)

(Dispensary date 8th February 1890: First work of Mercy taking care of sick and destitute in a small dispensary in a mud hut.)

Poor House consisted only of mud huts by the side of the Road where as many as 100 men, women and children were kept and cared for. They have had to be fed, clothed and medically attended too. The sisters repaired few camel stables and stayed with the people. With a meager help from Bishop, donations from friends and well-wishers, simple living and savings of the sisters, the sisters managed to run the Institution. The Municipal Corporation used to donate a saree and a dhoti to every inmate once a year. Thus the Residents of the Home and Sisters continued to live in a miserable dilapidated accommodation for nearly 70 years.

NEW BEGININGS

"By now the world has become more aware of the human needs and the rights of the people. Thanks to the generous donation of Mr. Anaceto D’Souza of  Congo- Africa,  the fatherly concern of Arch Bishop Eugene D’Souza, then Archbishop of Nagpur and the tireless efforts of Sister Solange and her co-workers, new constructions to accommodate the residents were put up.  The Department of Social Welfare, Maharashtra Government also helped the Home.
A leading Social Worker of Nagpur, Shri Ratanchand Daga was able to secure for the Home, recognition and grant in Aid in 1963. The first section to be recognized and aided was the section looking after the aged and infirm. Subsequently the Sheltered Workshop and the Handicapped Children’s sections were recognized.

Name of the Section

Total  Strength

Date of Recognition

KRIPASADAN AGED SECTION

100

20-02-1963

PRERANALAYA

  50

08-04-1964

SNEHASADAN

125

03-08-1964

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ccccccccThe Home was registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.
ccccccccHOME FOR AGED AND HANDICAPPED UNTKHANA NAGPUR. P.T.R. No. E143 (N) On 18th March 1963.

ccccccccVISION OF THE ORGANIZATION :-

ccccccccHome for Aged and Handicapped strives for quality of life of the disabled children and adults by rehabilitation,education
ccccccccand training to enrich life and provide elderly destitute, an atmosphere of peace and serenity.

ccccccccMISSION:- 

ccccccccWe, the Sisters and Staff aim to create and facilitate an environment for rehabilitation and education, self reliance, with cccccccchuman approach that moulds disabled children and youth to live with human dignity and self confidence and the elderly to ccccccccdie in peace and serenity.

 

ccccccccOBJECTIVES :-

cccccccc• To create and provide facilities for education and rehabilitation of disabled children.
cccccccc• To provide and facilitate medical and social assistance to the disabled irrespective of religion, race, and caste.
cccccccc• To impart skill training to physically disabled men and women and providing job opportunities and to ensure holistic, ccccccccdevelopment of the students.
cccccccc• Providing the elderly Destitute of the Society a Home away from their Home.

 

1ST GOVERNING BODY

Office

Name

Address

President

Most Rev. Eugene D’Souza Archbishop of Nagpur

Archbishop’s House
Nagpur -440001

Vice-President I

Rt.Rev.Msgr. G.Mascarenhas
Vicar General

Archbishops House Nagpur -1

Vice-President II

Rev.Mother Juliette
Superior

Convent of Mary Immaculate Nagpur 440001

Treasurer

Sister Solange

Home for Aged & Handicapped
Untkhana, Nagpur 440009

Secretary

Sister Solange

Home for Aged & Handicapped
Untkhana, Nagpur

Member

Sister M. Bernadette

Convent of Mary Immaculate
Nagpur – 440001

Member

Sister Maria Goretti

Convent of Mary Immaculate
Nagpur -440001

     

In 1966 through the generous help of Misreor, new constructions were built, and the following year came up a well equipped Physiotherapy Department with Electrotherapy, Hydrotherapy. and additional wings to the children’s centre and Prosthetic Workshop.
In 1970s the grant being very little and lot of children with polio affected we needed more funds for the rehabilitation and medical care of the children and elderly.
We are grateful to Rev. Fr. Gregory Noronha who was in Germany.  He spoke to some of his friends about the needs of the Home and they formed an association called Aktion Untkhana and they generously  contributed for the modernization of our Home.
We are also are very grateful to our dear friends and benefactors, Doctors and Well wishers who has supported us to carry on this Humanitarian work of Compassion and Love to Less fortunate of our Society.

 
Mother Juliette Fr. Gregory Noronha

 
   

OUR PAST PRESIDENTS

   
       
   

Most Rev. Eugene D’Souza
Archbishop of Nagpur
15-03-1963 to 15-05-1970

Rt. Rev. Raymond
Archbishop of Nagpur
03-05-1969 to  01-02-1974

Most. Rev. Leobard D’Souza
Archbishop of Nagpur
24-10-1974  to  20-07-1998.

   
   

OUR PAST SECRETARIES

   
 

Sr. Solange
15-03-1963 to 18-07-1968

Sr. Clare Agnes
02-09-1969 to 06-07-1986

Sr. Elsy Augustine
06-07-1986 to 05-05-1990

Sr. Merlyn
06-07-1988 to 02-09-2009

 
 

OUR PRESENT PRESIDENT

OUR PRESENT SECRETARY

Most Rev. Abraham Viruthakulangara
Archbishop of Nagpur
20-07-1998

Sr. Benedicta Irene
02-09-2009

 

The Work is carried on by the Present Governing Body

 

OFFICE

NAME

ADDRESS

1

President

Most Rev. Abraham Viruthakulangara
Archbishop

Archbishop’s House Mohan Nagar, Nagpur

2

Vice President  I

Rev. Fr. Jerome Pinto
Vicar General

Archbishop’s House
Mohan Nagar, Nagpur

3

Vice-President II

Sr.Elizabeth Trinity SMMI
Provincial

Convent of Mary Immaculate, Civil Lines, Nagpur

4

Manager

Sr. Sunanda  SMMI

Holy Family Convent,
Untkhana  Nagpur

5

Secretary

Sr.Benedicta Irene SMMI

Holy Family Convent,
Untkhana Nagpur

6

Joint secretary

Sr.Isabella SMMI

Holy Family Convent,
Untkhana Nagpur

7

Treasurer

Sr. Divya Joseph SMMI

Holy Family Convent,
Untkhana Nagpur

8

Expert Member

Sr.Ingrid SMMI

Convent of Mary Immaculate,  Civil Lines Nagpur

9

Expert Member

Sr. Anciena Francis SMMI

Holy Family Convent,
Untkhana Nagpur