SAMPARC was started with a very humble purpose to give a new identity to the orphan, destitute and children of sex workers to grow under community umbrella. SAMPARC is a brainchild of Shri Amitkumar Banerjee who realized that an organization needs to be started so that children should not be identified as children of sex workers or orphans or as a destitute child. With this sole purpose SAMPARC was started in 1990 at the footsteps of famous Bhaje Caves with 7 orphan children near Lonavla.
With a clear vision in mind and determination in hearts, Shri Amitkumar Banerjee and meticulously worked towards the up liftment of socially marginalized children and women. Each step taken was aimed towards developing physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of orphan, destitute and needy children. But he had to face many difficulties; many times, remained starved but appealed for the orphan children. Their strong will power, determination and will to work hard helped to overcome all the obstacles and build strong foundation of SAMPARC to march forward and serve more orphan, poor and needy children.
There were times when he spent his hard earned money from his own pockets and sometimes he did not fulfill his own children’s wish to serve the orphan children. Children in SAMPARC never even realized that they were orphan as they received parentally love and affection from Mr.Banerjee took responsibility of their education and the children were bought up in such a way that now many of them are settled in their lives. Today some of the children are holding good position in big organization and many of the girls are married and living happily. All this has been possible only because of Mr. Amit Banerjee.
SAMPARC now supports 650 children and has spread all over India. This has been possible because of the strong work of SAMPARC Board of Trust. SAMPARC always aim in the endeavor of serving the society and making a difference in the lives of poor and destitute children. When SAMPARC was started Shri. K.K.Singhvi, Smt.Pushpa Singhvi, Dr.Lalit Chokhani, Dr.A.M.Soman, Dr. Manda Soman, Shri V.H.Lakhe, Shri.Pradeep Lakhe, Rtn.Ajay Argade, Shri.Madan Pande, Smt. Ratna Banerjee, Smt. Lata Pande and like the work and stood with SAMPARC as a pillar of strength during all rough times and ensured that SAMPARC overcomes all the difficulties and moves forward.
SAMPARC received guidance and advice from senior and experienced person like Shri.K.K.Singhvi who is a senior advocate in Supreme Court, who accepted to be the President of SAMPARC to support Shri. Banerjee.
Dr. Shri and Smt. Soman had accepted the responsibility to take care of health aspects of the children and to create health awareness among women. The family of Shri.Lakhe allowed SAMPARC to run its Registered Office in their house. Shri. Pradeep Lakhe gave his guidance in financial matters. Mr.Madan Pande supported Mrs. Lata Pande because of which she was able to spend and devote her time to develop SAMPARC
Mrs. Ratna Banerjee took complete responsibility of one of the children’s home name Bhaje, helped Mr.Banerjee to concentrate and work towards the development of SAMPARC. Her experience and valuable personal guidance to the house mother and staff has always helped SAMPARC to overcome many difficulties.
Today we have a strong Board of Trust who are Mr.Suresh Chandra Padhye, Editor Sakal Times, Mr.Anil Singhvi , Top Corporate Personnel, Mrs.Kiran Arya Chairperson Ruchika Women’s Club, Mumbai, Dr.Mukund Bhole are with SAMPARC Board of Trust is the result of good coordination by Shri. Banerjee.
Overall the village, Bhaje from where SAMPARC started from a small mud house with seven children now known as All India Children’s Organisation. The National Child Welfare Award by Government of India is the recognition of the work of SAMPARC. Today it is working with 14 Project Incharge and 134 staff (full time and Part time).
SAMPARC has also been supported strongly by Mr.Ramesh Kacholia, Mr.M.D.Khattar, EdelGive Foundation, Mrs.Lucilla Monti, Mr.Rajiv Kapoor, Adv.Parag Erande, Mr.Kanahaya, Mr.Balasaheb Chitale, Justice Dhanuka, Justice Jhunjhunwala, as advisors to run the organization along with the help of Donors, Funding Agencies and Government. Mr.Diplip Prabhawalkar, Mrs.Tanuja Mukherjee, Ms.Sharvari Jamenis, Mr.Swapnil Joshi all famous personnel from Film Industry are also associated with SAMPARC.