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World Elder's Day on 1st October 2010

Compassion and respect for elders


On the 2nd of October, 2010, the 'My Little Hands' team visited Sri Satya Sai Seva ashram at Kondapur, Hyderabad and served home-made food preparations to the residents of the ashram. This activity was taken up by the team as part of its initiative towards the World Elder's Day and the 'Joy of Giving Week' celebrations that culminated on the 2nd of October Gandhi Jayanthi.The intention behind the concept of serving home-made food preparations was that the child members would participate in the preparations and also understand that it is their responsibility to take care of elders. All the residents of the ashram were elders in the age group of 60+ years, the oldest resident being 102 years.

The program started with a prayer in which all the residents of the ashram and the team from 'My Little Hands' participated. It was followed by dinner which was served by the team from 'My Little Hands'. The residents liked all the home-made food preparations. A few items of daily use like coconut oil, tooth pastes, brushes, bathing & washing soaps, biscuits, pain relievers (like Moov, Amruthanjan etc.) and fruits like apples, grapes & bananas were also distributed to the residents by the little volunteers. Most of the little volunteers that participated in the event were in the age group of 3 to 10 years, the youngest being all of one and a half. The team later interacted with the residents of the ashram who said they were very happy that the team had taken time to spend with them rather than just leaving after the dinner is complete. The elders said they felt like they were spending time with their own sons, daughters & grand children and requested the members of the team to keep visiting the ashram whenever they find some time.

The team members were also happy and content that they could spend some quality time with the elders and could give them happiness with little things, atleast for a while, that money cannot buy - the real 'Joy of Giving'.

The following volunteers have participated in the event with their contributions.

Little Volunteers

Volunteers

Kusuma Priya J Subba Rao J
Lahari J Bala Rangiah
Ranga Rakshitha Kishore Adivishnu & Bharathi & Family
Ranga Rajesh Anjaneyulu Immadi & Lakshmi
Greeshma R Hari Merala & Suneetha
Kasinath R Mohan A & Soujanya
Harshitha Immadi Chakrapani Nasamsetty & Prasanna Lakshmi
Haneesh Immadi Venu Gopal Nasamsetty
Srushti Amol Nagapurkar Amol Vijay & Swapna Amol Nagapurkar
Aatman Bhanu Prakash B & Maha Lakshmi
Ananya Hemadri Merala
Aadarsh Adivishnu Srikanth G
Lalith Aditya Merala Lavanya D
Jyothir Aditya Merala Madhav M
Ayush Reddy Bathula Deva Priya Kumar & Deeplatha
Sai Praneetha Chennamsetti Sreedhar Reddy Bathula & Deepika
  Prasanth Pagadala & Nagasree
  Satish Chennamsetti & Neelima Satyam D

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About Sri Satya Sai Seva Ashram

Sri Satya Sai Seva Ashram in Kondapur, Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh is an Old-Age Service Home which has been in existence for the past thirteen years. Besides providing food, shelter and clothing to 15 seniors, the ashram provides services to elders in many ways. Being a religious oriented venture, bhajans and prayers form some of the important activities here. Twice a week, a voluntary physician attends to the health problems of the residents. The service includes diagnosis, prescription and distribution of medicines too. The residents are chosen if they are active and capable of taking care of them-selves. All services and facilities are free while contributions are welcome. Let us congratulate Ms Shanti Kumari (040-23005634), who has started this ashram and has been taking care of the elders.
Address:
Sri Satya Sai Seva Ashram
Old-age Service Home
H.No. 1-104/1
White Fields, Kondapur
R.R (Dist) 500032
Phone: 040 - 23005634
A news item about this ashram recently appeared in 'Sakshi' newspaper on the 1st of October, 2010

Our earlier invitation for this event