Who we are
- "Karnaprayag has been named after a great Indian hero of the
Mahabharatha called Karna. He was the son of a king, but at his birth,
his unmarried mother was forced to float him down the river in a basket.
He was found and brought up and loved as the son of an ordinary man,
a charioteer to the King. He grew up through many trials and dangers to
become a king and a leader of men, whose nobility and principledactions
made him respected and honoured by both the warring armies, by the
Pandavas and the Kauravas."
You can read the story of Karna in Wikipedia or find him in the Mahabharatha.
- Karnaprayag is a reception centre for abandoned infants and babies. The police, Government hospitals and even individuals bring in to us, these tiny helpless little babies, who have been abandoned by their birth parents for one reason or another. Babies brought into Karna Prayag, come into a high support facility and the competent hands of a trained team. There is space, equipment, experienced hands and loving hearts to take care of these babies until a home is found for
- each one of them. Some of them have medical problems; others are under-nourished and weak. Each child is stabilized, and sent for a medical checkup. If a child has a special medical problem, it is followed up and specialist care given. Every child has a detailed medical record covering her time with us from reception to adoption.
- For each baby an Indian identity is established. Formal papers like relevant court orders, registered birth affidavit, passport and other documentation is developed through the relevant legal and Government procedures. Karnaprayag is a small house, on a busy street in the heart of Chennai, India, a city with a population of 8 million people.
At a busy departmental store in Chennai, the security man heard a strange sound from a bag on a storage shelf. In one of the shopping bags checked in for safe keeping, he found a tiny new born baby.more...