Who We Are

Shishu Sarothi's journey began modestly in 1987, with just children (Biki and Amit), a trained special educator and a close knit team of parents and volunteers, operating from a one room set up in one of the children's grandparents' home. The founding team was led by Brinda Crishna, Tondra Borbora (Biki's mother), Mira Kagti (Amit's aunt), late Anjana Hazarika (Lahori) Shamsad Haq and others.

As word spread about the wide array of services offered and the number of children grew, we moved a few times before settling in 1997 to our own premises, built painstakingly over the years on Govt allotted land in Birubari, Guwahati. By now Shishu Sarothi with its team of dedicated staff had evolved into a leading regional level institution offering services for children with cerebral palsy, comprehensive training programs and associated multiple disabilities and upholding rights of persons with disabilities.

Affiliated to the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata for staff training and technical knowledge needs at the Centre for Special Education and its Outdoor Services. Shishu Sarothi has also been a Zonal Coordination Committee (ZCC) for the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), and is a State Nodal Agency Centre for the National Trust in addition to being an active member of the Disability Rights Group and other national level advocacy bodies.
Vision, Mission & Objective

An inclusive world where children and persons with disabilities have equal opportunities and are empowered to participate freely and live fully with dignity and respect.

To uphold and advocate for rights of children and persons with disabilities, ensure equal opportunities and promote their inclusion and active participation in a non discriminating barrier free environment.

• To enable access to appropriate and innovative therapies and interventions that facilitate inclusion and full participation of children and persons with disabilities, so that they may live independently and be counted as equal and contributing members of society.

• To create a cadre of trained human resources and undertake research studies to build knowledge and understanding about disability in general and Cerebral Palsy and developmental disabilities in particular.

• To sensitise all stakeholders, ensure implementation of legislation, facilitate redressal of grievances thereof and to influence policies vis-a-vis persons and children with disabilities

• To habilitate/rehabilitate children and persons with disabilities in a manner that will help them achieve their full potential and to promote livelihood opportunities, through appropriate education and development of life skills in a physical and attitudinal barrier free environment.
Shishu Sarothi Board Members

Satyamrit Kagti

Director, Luit Valley Company (P)
Ltd and Assam, Hospitals Ltd,
Partner-Blueflame Agencies and
Goodwill Tea Warehouse.

Mobile : +91 9864039965

Aswini. K. Baruwa
Vice Chairperson

Director, Luit Valley Company (P)
Ltd and Assam Hospitals Ltd,
Partner-Blueflame Agencies and Goodwill Tea Warehouse.

Mobile: +91 9864039965

Arman Ali
Joint Treasurer
Mobile: +91 9864102555

Mira Kagti
Founder Member and
Founder Director Shishu Sarothi.

Phone: +91 0361 2631985

Shumone Chatterjee

Operations Head,
SC Johnson Product Pvt Ltd.

Mobile: +91 9854051629

Madhu Goenka

Goenka Automobiles.

Mobile: +91 9954099949

Dr. Harsha Bhattacharjee

Opthalmologist, Shankardev
Netralaya Guwahati.

Mobile: +91 9435140999

Kavita Patwari
Joint Treasurer

Parent / House wife.

Mobile: +91 9435022286

Mr. P P Varma

Mobile : +91 9435191740

Ketaki Bardalai
Executive Director Shishu Sarothi

Mobile : +91 94350-40607
Project & Leads

Diba Nahin

Barasha Nasim

Kandarpa Nath

Seema Jangid

Meera Saikia

Amvalika Senapati

Mridula Baruah

Dhanjit Kalita

Richa Dowari

Mehbubar Rahman

Namita Kalita

Parag Baruah

Sasanka Hazarika
Institutional Awards

In recognition of its achievements, Shishu Sarothi received:

National Award for Best Institution (Additional) from the then President of India in 2004
State Award for Best Community Service from the Chief Minister of Assam in 2007
In addition to the above mentioned awards, our Founder Director, Mrs Mira Kagti was also conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award in the year 2010, conferred by the Ministry of Women and Child Development,Govt of India.
Shishu Sarothi was also awarded the Poorvatra Pradeshi Marwari Yuva Manch in the year 2013.
Shishu Sarothi has been awarded the XIVth AIWEFA – Nina Sibal Memorial Award 2016 for outstanding Work for People with Special Needs.

We have tie ups with various Government agencies and Non-Government agencies. We are associated with them in more than one ways involving donations/grants, guidance, knowledge sharing, etc. The main partnerships with Government and Non-Government agencies are as follows:

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Off Ramkrishna Mission Road, Birubari, Guwahati - 781016, Assam, India.


Centre and Office
Phone: +91 9207049810

Training Department
Phone: +91 7399018722

Scholarship Program for PwDs
Phone: +91 7086268549

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