The beautiful lady in this picture is Mrs Jayalakshmi, my mother’s older sister. She was married way back in the 1940’s to a doctor. She had no children and in those days fertility management was incomparable to what it is today. Investigations were largely absent and treatment was grossly inadequate. In India, not having a child was an unacceptable disgrace. My aunt as a consequence of this developed serious depression. She often asked my mother – her kid sister who was then training to become a doctor whether she could adopt her first child ( myself ). Unfortunately, she died of blood cancer at the young age of 34, long before I was even born. I have always dreamed of starting a fertility centre in her memory. Jananam is dedicated to her only desire in life – a child.
I have written these words for her which are the focal point at Jananam.
“Childlessness has wrecked many a deserving life………….
Dear God, please grant us the strength to help those in need with compassion, competence and moral principles.”