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Prakash & Mandakini Amte

The son and daughter-in-law of Baba Amte on their work in Hemalkasa, Maharashtra, and the Magsaysay award

Prakash & Mandakini Amte
Prakash & Mandakini Amte
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A Magsaysay award returns to the same family again.

P & M: It was unexpected because we prefer to work silently. We are very happy and accept the award on behalf of our dedicated team of the past 34 years. Our work has been highlighted and many are willing to help us.

What was your mother-in-law’s reaction?

M: Overwhelmed, she remembered Baba (Amte).

Prakash-Mandakini. Your names are never taken in singular terms.

M: We met in medical college, in Nagpur. Prakash had told me he wanted to serve mankind and I promised to be by his side. I didn’t know what it was to live in a forest then.

P: When almost everyone in our friends’ circle had plans to go abroad, it was difficult to forgo the lure. She did it happily. Being together makes everything balanced.

Tell us about your shift from Nagpur to a tribal village.

P: Baba wanted to do something for the tribals in Hemalkasa. Seeing his fervour, we felt we should contribute.

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