Empowering Street Boys in Mumbai

After the Sri Lanka trip, I was scheduled to conduct a Reiki Level 1 Camp for street boys in a centre called Vatslaya in Lower Parel, Mumbai. This had been agreed on by the kind permission of the centre’s manager Swati Mukherji. The camp was carried out on 4th February, with the help from my sister Kamini Asrani, a Reiki healer, and our ever ready to help Mumbai member Kirti Kamdar. Kirti came with 5 Reiki healer friends who she has trained in Reiki. . . Nisha, Puran Singh, and sisters Vidhiti and Niti… Of special note was Kirti’s lovely, eager maid Dina who also did this seva . . . Dina has been trained in Reiki level 1 by Kirti. She stands out in the pictures as the elegant one wearing a beautiful sari . . .

Apologies to those who don’t know Hindi, as the camp was conducted in Hindi . . . 

Vatsalya which means centre for the loved ones. These boys aged 6 – 16 years, are from street families. They stay and sleep at the centre during the academic year. They receive free schooling and go back to their families in the school holidays. They sleep in the same room on the same mats u see in the pics. The older ones live in rooms (which are paid for by donations) in another area a little far away. These ones are in the ‘A’ level sections of the school and their education is also sponsored.

They were very well behaved at the beginning, but then got fidgety after a couple of hours as boys are wont to do! But as they proceeded with the self healing, they relaxed a lot!
After lunch which consisted of puris, channa allu, veg pulao, dal and ras gulla.
they commenced on partner healing. It went very well. . . Many of them went into a deep slumber. .  could not be woken up! Not even our fairly rough shaking them had any effect whatsoever! Clear evidence of how much these poor souls needed the healing touch of Reiki!

We ended with instructuons  to do Reiki on themselves and each other regularly which they promised to do. And with came the end of another Reiki Seva camp conducted by LHSG Kenya and India, Mumbai.

I give my gratitude once again to the Universe and Reiki for allowing us to be the agent of change in the lives of these innocent souls.

We trained a total of 48 children and adults in all.

Kamal Tolia

LHSG Founder Member


Vatsalya – affectionate or loving. This is what we felt when we visited The Vatsalya Foundation in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai.

The lady incharge, Ms. Swati Mukherjee and the other volunteers there were actually loving towards the small boys who came from street with either the parents r abusive or can’t afford to bring them up. We taught Reiki level 1 to the boys as well as the volunteers. They were so keen to learn this as it was something new and never heard of. Though they were very young in age, some as young as 6 years,  they picked up everything so quickly and also did healing on themselves and on partners too. ….. and also shared their experiences.

One boy said, “Mujhe mann mein shanti hui” which means he felt peaceful within.
One boy felt the headache disappeared which he had before the class.

Ms. Swati was very happy to have us there. The lunch on that day was sponsored by LHSG India and Kenya and Kamini Asrani, a Reiki Healer. We joined them for lunch which was prepared at the centre itself by a lady, (If you want to sponsor a meal you have to give money as they don’t allow outside food for health and hygiene purpose) and believe me it was very tasty though very simple.

We thank Ms. Swati for having us there and giving us the opportunity to teach Reiki to the boys.

Kirti Kamdar

LHSG India in charge, Mumbai


The cute little children greeted each one of us with so much love and affection on our arrival.Visit to Vatsalya has created a special place in my heart with so many memories.Our Reiki camp started with high level enthusiasm.The children were very happy to learn and practice something new.I will never ever forget those children; the way they reached out to all of us for love and affection.They had feeling of gratitude for small small things.I would like to attend more and more events in future so that it will help people in their lives.Lastly, I would like to thank Kamal aunty and Kirti aunty to give me this chance…Happy to be a part of LHSG..

love and light????

Puran Singh Jikadara

LHSG India, Mumbai Member


Visiting Vatsalya was a life changing experience and has filled me with emotions and sentiments.I feel blessed and lucky to get an opportunity where I could be a part in the Reiki healing camp.The children over there were so happy and actively participated in Reiki learning process.Those little Angels showered lot of love on each one of us.I would also like to extend my gratitude to Kamal aunty and Kirti aunty to give me this opportunity and I am more than happy to be a part of LHSG.I look forward to more such events where I can make difference in someone’s life..LNL????????

Nisha Jikadara

LHSG India, Mumbai Member

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1 Response to Empowering Street Boys in Mumbai

  1. Nicole says:

    This is wonderful. I loved the photos and video of the children giving themselves and each other healing. Thank you for the care and affection you showed these young people.

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