LEGACY OF LOVE
We like to celebrate amazing individuals on these pages, and Dr Sarojini Agarwal is no exception.
Forty years ago she lost her eight-year-old daughter Manisha, to a hit-and-run driver in their home town of Lucknow, India. After years of grieving, her thoughts turned to the many orphaned or unwanted young girls in need of love
– so Sarojini decided to honour Manisha’s memory by helping them. She turned her home into a refuge and to date the now 80-year-old has taken in some 800 girls. Education has also been a priority; the current Manisha Mandir centre has a library, computer lab and craft workshops as well
as spaces to practise sport.