“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.”
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.”
-Dr. Vani Sundarapandian
Medical Director, Jananam