Anandwan, through its multiple projects and diverse initiatives in healthcare, formal and vocational education, agriculture, development of land and water resource, employment, empowerment and youth sensitization, not only achieved self-sustaining economy but helped people to regain their self-respect. It brought smiles to millions of faces coming from darkest corners of the life. Baba’s indomitable spirit and extraordinary determination proved to the world that there is “a sound mind in an unsound body”.
Baba Amte & Dr Vikas Amte transformed a barren land into an oasis, which today is a home for around 2500 people including leprosy survivors, physically challenged, orphans, destitute and people who had lost hope to survive.
For decades, people here are working together with an endless motivation & a shared dream. The people, once rejected by the healthy society, are now socially independent and are setting global standards for rehabilitation, socio-economic and environmental sustainability.
Now Anandwan is a world-renowned award winning co-operative village carved out of barren land where unity, peace and harmony reign supreme. Close to seven decades of Anandwan’s experience in innovation and successfully implementation of socially, environmentally and economically sustainable projects, makes it well positioned to drive the process of creating a blueprint for village development for everyone and anyone to replicate. The rock solid determination to learn and implement even the most complex ideas have ensured that Anandwan stays ahead of its times & now aspires to become the first SMART village of India.