Very few people can think about giving back to society and Mahesh Jadhav is one of those people. We chat with him to trace his journey that led him to start an NGO for HIV positive kids
Mahesh Jadhav is the ‘father’ of 46 children. At his spacious home in Belagavi, he ensures basic needs for them all, right from food to schooling. Such is the warmth here that the kids never feel the trauma of being HIV-positive. Left orphaned and uncared for otherwise, they have found their parents in Mahesh.
HIV+ बच्चों को गोद लेने की वजह से लोगों को लगता था कि महेश खुद HIV+ हैं। इसलिए वह जहाँ भी जाते उनके साथ दुर्व्यवहार किया जाता। लेकिन जब महेश को उनके काम के लिए राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार मिला तो वही लोग उनके स्वागत में रेलवे स्टेशन पर पहुंचे।
The Government of India, Ministry of Women and Child Development selects 3 individuals from all the states and union territories every year for their exceptional work towards Child Welfare. This year, Mahesh Jadhav, founder of Mahesh Foundation Belagavi has been bestowed with this honour.
“Many with young HIV+ kids came to our door. I didn’t want to send anybody back. In the next 6 months, I had 26 children join the family. By 2010, I was a father to 55 children!”
Mahesh Jadhav, the founder of Mahesh Foundation is recognized for his contributions to humanitarian services to medically challenged and underprivileged children and honored with the "Social Impact Award" in the Kalam Awards by Kites Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
महेश फाऊंडेशनच्या चौथ्या मजल्याच्या उद्घाटन समारंभाच्या प्रसंगी श्री रामचंद्र राव, उपस्थित ऑटो पार्ट्स मॅन्युफॅक्चरिंग कंपनी इंडो-स्कॉटल ऑटो पार्ट्स प्रायव्हेट लिमिटेडचे कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष.
Mahesh Foundation located at Kanabargi here has become a ray of hope for medically challenged and underprivileged children. It is striving to enable them to lead self-reliant life by imparting them various skills.
Mahesh started the HIV AIDS social initiative at 21 with a few of his friends and built the Mahesh Foundation. Also, he began Utkarsha school to provide education to these kids along with slum children. He made young dreams, his dreams!
Mahesh Foundation has been serving HIV-positive children and children from underserved communities for the past 14 years providing them with various facilities along with free education.