Mrs. Vipula Kadri (1936-2007)
A social worker, philanthropist and a do-gooder that she was, Mrs. Vipula Kadri founded Save the Children India, along with sister organisations The P.R.I.D.E. India and W.I.S.E. Through these organisations, Mrs. Kadri spearheaded many projects for the upliftment of less fortunate women and children.
Mrs. Kadri worked tirelessly to bring relief to the poor and marginalized in our country. Whether it was underprivileged children, destitute women, or victims of natural disasters, she ensured that she did everything in her capacity to help these individuals lead dignified lives.
Even before establishing Save The Children India, Mrs. Kadri began education programs for special students and for toddlers from less privileged backgrounds. In 1988, she set up a small office in a drive-in theater. This constitutes the humble beginnings of Save The Children India.
Her dedication and passion were the driving factors which enabled the organization to expand its scope and encompass numerous children and women in need.
We, at Save the Children India, feel proud to have been associated with as exemplary a woman as Mrs. Kadri. We continue to strive hard to carry on her legacy of creating social change in India.
Mrs. Vipula Kadri received the following awards:
- Distinguished Leadership Award for "Outstanding Professional and Community Leadership" 1990, awarded by the American Biographical institute, Inc.
- Mahila Shiromani Award 1990, awarded by the Shiromani Institute, New Delhi.
- Award for the furtherance of Communal harmony "Mulana Abdul Kalam Azad Award" 1997 (Government of India)