Mumbai: A group of volunteers of a spiritual organisation founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living, has succeeded in transforming the juvenile delinquents at the Boys' Observation Home in Shivajinagar, Pune.
Though the NGO had organised its Bal Chetna and Nav Chetna courses for these children earlier, they did not have much impact. "Merely conducting the workshops was not enough. We then decided to start daily follow-ups, as suggested by the authorities," said Nitin Pradhan, a coordinator of the group.
"These children used to have violent fights, and at least 3-4 boys would escape from the home each month. They were always on the lookout for an opportunity to run away," said MN Sonawane, superintendent of the observation home. Read more