Post Social Visit- CTC Member birthday celebration at Sahaya Illam

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hi All,

We really had a great time with all of them in Old Age home(Sahaya Illam). 

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Here is some of the thoughts and experienced shared from participants..


It was wonderful seeing you guys interacting very well with the elders. I wish all ppl take care of their parents so that we don’t have such homes and all of the parents don’t trash their kids so that we don’t have any orphanages... Let’s all spread the message of love, affecting and support.

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I thank one and all for your precious presence and nice arrangements on May 17, 2012 at Sahaya Illam making my birthday an incomparable day. I was so honoured to get the blessings of the old people there and all of your wishes.

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Umasree Raghunath


Every parent treats the child like a flower 
Feeds them, prunes them and cares for them in galore 
As they grow old, and children fly off the nests 
Circumstances change and priorities rests 
The very parents become a unwanted part in life 
The very hands that cared are left alone to walk 
The eyes that showered love are left back in tears 
As old age and helplessness creeps, they are left in fears 


Helpless, downtrodden, destitute and lone parents 
Left behind to the mercy of some helping souls alone 
The society is still not a jungle where we prey on others suffering 
Still, this world thankfully is a better place to live and care 


Few good and generous trusts come forward to support 
Let them live their rest of lives in dignity and respect 
Corporate Youngsters awake to a social cause 
Let alone the partying or western influences or what not 
They are blamed and thought to be irresponsible 
These youngsters join hands to celebrate in giving back 
To the society in their little ways possible 
Tomorrow they make better children and good citizens 
For they have seen the other side of the comfortable lives 
What makes them do this, is not just a fun or time pass 
But an inner awakening that is rejuvenated as a team 
The little steps they take make a big difference 
In bringing back the long lost smiles on the elderly faces 
For one day, the faces shined leaving behind the fearful traces! 

See it to believe it:

Social Visit of Chennai Trekking Club friends to Sahaya Illam, St. Patrick Church Trust, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai on 17 May 2012….an evening of a working day  Celebrating birthdays of Malika and Mahendra Vaska….same time bringing in smiles of the aged!!!

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Thanks & Regards



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