India. Katrina Kaif is known as the heart throb of Bollywood, but there’s a humane side to her not many would know.
Recently she and her mother visited the Claretian Mercy Home of the Claretians of Chennai, a centre where a new lease of life is given to girl babies rescued from
female infanticide in Madurai, India, an area once notorious for this nefarious practice.
In this project, close to Katrina’s mother Suzanne, around thousand abandoned tiny tots have found adoptive parents over the last two decades. “These are little people, beautiful, talented bright people, but a lot of them are not going to be adopted because of their disability,” said Katrina Kaif. They may have to stay at this home for a long time.
Katrina’s answer to them is to collaborate in the opening of a new facility for toddlers, “Toddlers’ Darling”, for their wholesome development. Now a regular contribution by her has enhanced the quality of life in this shelter: it has got an air conditioning for infants, incubators and proper care. Thanks to Katrina now they would lead a dignified life.
“It really makes me to do all I can to make them lead a better life, a good life,” said Suzanne Turquotte, Katrina’s mother. “Our protection to these girls is from womb to tomb,” said the Claretian Father A. Antony, Director of Claretian Mercy Home.