On 15 April, 2013 people were shocked to learn about the brutal rape of a five-year-old in the national Capital. The chilling incident sent shockwaves down the spines of all caring and concerned citizens, and held a mirror up to the dwindling values of our society. The young survivor was affectionately named 'Gudiya'.
India Today group decided to stand in support of this family and launched an appeal for donations through Care Today Fund. Care Today Fund decided to respond to the needs of ‘Gudiya’ and her family. Care Today Fund was aware that responding to such traumatic situations involving individuals is different from responding to the needs of communities after a natural calamity. Care Today Fund responded to the needs of ‘Gudiya’ and her family from time-to-time and addressed their emotional, medical, livelihood, education and shelter needs in order to restore the family’s confidence. Following are some specific support provided: