Mrs. Bakshi is the one who started it all. Being hugely sensitive to the distress of the poor communities that were all around her, she really wanted to make a difference in whatever way she could. With that simple thought in mind she ventured into the nearby slum Kusumpur Pahari, and after spending a little bit of time understanding where help was most needed, decided to setup the Women’s Center. Right then was born Shantidevi Charitable Trust, and under Mrs. Bakshi’s leadership it has not looked back.