Mumbai: On the eve of Republic Day, seven people have been awarded Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri awards. In this, Sindhutai Sapkal, known as the mother of orphans, has been declared a ‘Padma Shri’ by the Government of India. Sindhutai has given her first reaction to this. I never imagined that I would get an award like Padma Shri. I don’t know how this became possible. Because I am a fourth pass woman. Therefore, this award is a shock for me, said Sindhutai Sapkaal. I tried to solve many problems of orphans and women. All these people then started living with me. The work of taking them forward, I have done to this day. In the journey to date, everyone in the community has generously helped. I offer this award to all of them.