In 2002, Dr. Ashish and his wife Puja came across three abandoned children aged between 2-6 years at a railway station. They immediately reached out to the nearest police station and inquired about the details of missing children in that neighbourhood. This however bore no result. Upon further conversation with the children, it was confirmed that they had no guardians. Dr. Ashish and his wife welcomed these children to their family and soon registered their NGO under the name Kutumb (family). Over the next few months more and more such children became a part of the Kutumb family. This however became difficult to sustain financially. It is then that Nikola Frock, a German nurse came to their rescue and offered the NGO financial aid. Since then, their work has been noticed and a lot of organisations have extended their support to them. One such contribution by a USA based organisation helped the NGO acquire land to create a home for these children. This 3-acre facility is called Kutumb Village.
Today, Kutumb Village is home to more than 40 adopted children. The NGO nurtures these children and meets all their expenses from food to education. The organisation focuses on the holistic development of these children. These children are exposed to a variety of extra-curricular activities. Yoga, sports, dance, and music facilities are provided to the children to ensure a creative and constructive utilisation of their time. The ultimate aim of this initiative is to enable these children to become independent and establish their place in the society.
To support this cause