“All children are beautiful when they are
Bertha ‘Grandma’ Holt
Look into the eyes of a helpless child and you see your whole world fall apart.... Hear the haunting cry of a baby and listen to your heart beating with pain. Touch the fingers of a newborn and hold on to all the humanity you can msuter... Here is the story of an organization called BSSK.
In 1979 an Institution of love was born in Pune, India, when Bharatiya Samaj Seva Kendra (BSSK) was founded
as an Indian Charitable Trust and registered under
the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950. The aim was
to provide welfare services to families and children
in need, irrespective of caste, creed, community or
religion. This non-political, non-profit making organization
is licensed as a “Fit Institution” by
the Commissionerate of Women and Child Welfare, Maharashtra.
To secure the basic right of every child to family life, BSSK was established in Pune. October 21, 1979 marked the formal inauguration and beginning of BSSK from a rented stone bungalow on Koregaon Road.
In 1980 Educational sponsorship was initiated to help children from poor families thereby strengthening the family unit of the child. BSSK helps deserving students pursue their education for improving their future prospects, preventing school drop outs, and preventing destitution, child labour, institutionalization and delinquency.
In 1981 Indian adoptions took a leap forward with BSSK's first child being adopted by an Indian family. Adoption process is based on rules, regulations and norms based on Guidelines, Court directives and experience of the agency. Every child has a right to have his/her own family. Adoption is one form of building a family.
The story of BSSK continues where abundant love works the magic of transformation, where care gives childhood another chance and where integrity makes it all worth while! Come, journey into a different world with us...
Dr. (Late) (Mrs.) Banoo J. Coyaji
(Late) Mrs. Usha Modak
(Late) Mr. A. D. Gadkari
BSSK is headquartered in Pune (Maharashtra,
India). We also have branches in Aurangabad, Sangli
and Chiplun (Maharashtra).