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Video: Anandwan’s Shakuntala – The Girl with the Perpetual Smile


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“Give them a chance, not charity.” – Baba Amte

This is Shakuntala – the girl with the perpetual smile on her face – who lives in Anandwan. She is a victim of cerebral palsy by birth and cannot talk, walk or use her hands. Yet she will bring a tear in your eye when you see her beautifully threaded greeting card that she stitches using only her toes.

The always smiling Shakuntala

The always smiling Shakuntala

Here is a video of Shakuntala chatting with Mr. Pramod Bakshi, Guest Co-ordinator at Anandwan, and stitching a card with her feet at the same time.

A Poem by Swami Vivekananda


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When I Asked God for Strength
He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face


When I Asked God for Brain and Brown
He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve


When I Asked God for Happiness
He Showed Me Some Unhappy People


When I Asked God for Wealth
He Showed Me How to Work Hard


When I Asked God for Favours
He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard


When I Asked God for Peace
He Showed Me How to Help Others


God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed


– Swami Vivekananda