Welcome to Matru Sewa Sangh
A NGO, Non Profit Social Organization Matru Sewa Sangh Founded in 1921 by Late Padmshri Kamalatai Hospet (1896-1981) and co-founder Venutai Nene (1896-1973), the Matru Seva Sangh is not merely an organisation but a culture.
Its history is a saga of confronting adversity with courage, converting challenges into opportunities and serving people with love, dedication and discipline.
The Matru Sewa Sangh stands tall on the NGO skyline of Central India. It has acquired its stature through its outstanding record of devoted and distinguished service to society.
One maternity home gradually became a chain of maternity homes in the region and while retaining its focus on service to women and children, the Matru Sewa Sangh, over the years, has added a wide variety of other services to its ambit of work. The following profile is illustrative of the scope of its work.
Dr.Wankar Passes Away
It is hard to believe that Dr Kusum Wankar is no longer with us. She breathed her last following a brief spell of illness on Sunday 27th May 2012.
She was born on 22nd August 1922. Dr Kusum Wankar’s father Shri Anant Khare, a teacher in a Christian school in Shirur, was a close associate of renowned social reformer Maharshi D. K. Karve of Pune. An alumna of the Fergusson College, Pune, Dr Wankar completed MBBS from Grant Medical College Mumbai In 1946. Her medical career started at the Lardy Harding’s Hospital, Akola in 1947. She joined the Daga Hospital in 1949.
Inspired by the work of Kamalati Hospet, she joined MSS as a Medical Officer in 1951. In the same year she got married to orthopaedic surgeon and social worker Dr Vasant Wankar. She worked as Resident Medical Superintendent for all branches of MSS till she retired in 1980. All through her service, she worked with a missionary zeal on a paltry salary of Rs 200-500. In 1980 she retired after 30 years of active medical service and started working as honorary obstetrician and gynecologist.
With the sad demise of Dr Wankar, the Matru Sewa Sangh has lost a trusted trustee, a caring mother figure, an ardent benefactor, a practicing Gandhian, an epitome of virtues, and above all a rare role model. She has left a void which will be difficult to fill. The Matru Sewa Sangh Institute of Social Work and Page One pay respectful tributes to the memory of Dr Kusum Wankar and rededicate ourselves to strive harder to accomplish our commitments.