Pandita Ramabai was a pioneer in several ways. A recognized Indian Reformer, she was the first to promote the welfare and education of widows. She had a charismatic personality and was passionately interested in the freedom and welfare of her countrywomen. Inspired by God, whom she found in Jesus Christ after trying all the religions at her disposal, she founded the Mukti Mission on March 11th 1889, by starting the Sharada Sadan in Bombay, with two widows. In 1898, she established the Mission at Kedgaon on a 100 acre plot. By mid 1900, there were 2500 residents housed in the Mukti Mission at Kedgaon.
She struggled with and overcame prejudice, class and caste barriers, and the inhuman treatment of widows to help scores enter into a life of dignity. Her legacy at kedgaon stands as a testimony to her sincerity and selfless service. All this with God's help and faithfulness.
the needs are different, but the task at hand is still large and tough. As the Vision statement puts it, Mukti seeks to provide a "Christ centred home where destitute women and children irrespective of their background are accepted, cared for, transformed, and empowered to be salt and light in the society."
You can strengthen the work of Mukti by :
Praying for Mukti and its activites.
By Donations towards Mukti's expenses.
By Sponsorship of Mukti's Children and Women.
By Volunteering your time and talent in Mukti's regular programmes.
By being part of Mukti's Promotion and Publicity efforts.
By Adopting a Mukti Child
By getting proposals for Mukti's eligible girls.
Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission is registered under the following acts:
* The Societies Registration Act (XXX of 1860)* as from 7th August 1906.
* The Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950 (Bom. XXX of 1950)* as from 14th May 1953, with Registered No. E.84, replaced by
F.776 as from 29th October, 1974.
* The Women's and Children's Institutions (Licencing) Act of 1956* as from 25th August 1959.