Dr. Lata Deshpande at her home, which is a memorial to her father, a freedom fighter, town mayor, social worker and accomplished doctor. Among the wall displays are letters and photographs of many freedom fighters (Contributed by Manisha Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande, social worker, in her timeless kitchen. Nutritious meals are planned and resources sourced for more than 40 destitute girls who live on top floor of the house (Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande talking to some children at the school she runs with her sister, Dr. Deshpande Balvidya Mandir in Sangli. The school is run for the poorest of the poor but has many interesting science exhibits and also computers that the kids work on (contributor Manisha Joshi).
Dr. Lata Deshpande is addressing a gathering during the school sports day at her school Dr. Deshpande Balvidya Mandir in Sangli, Maharashtra. A dimunitive and shy woman - she has had remarkable success in dealing with many anti-social elements while agitating against illegal bars, other anti-woman activities, but also fighting to maintain their town's green cover.... Continue Reading →