Life is uncertain. Like a wave in the ocean what goes up goes down and the pattern continues. So what defines our way of life? Most of us would have experienced few life changing experiences which defines our principals in life. Selvaraj Bovas and Edgar Paul Jones who were childhood friends once saw an old man on the streets, a very common sight in India. Instead of only sympathising like most of us they chose to act. They took him home, cleaned and provided him with food but could not save him. They later realised he had dementia and had lost his way. His family had been looking out for him only to find out he is no more. Several incidents of old and ailing people dumped and abused by their own children shook them and led to the start of ‘Little drops – An old age home for the destitute’. Our team had the opportunity to visit this home.
Old people and children are alike. It’s very rightly said that the most terrible poverty is loneliness. They just wanted company, love and affection. They got attached to us in a very short span of time. Some had gruesome stories to share with tears in their eyes while some remained calm with a smile.
Thanks to our company as a part of our CSR we had donated beds to them. Our employees who were involved in the manufacturing of these beds were moved seeing the result of the time they had taken to make these beds especially for them.
When we stepped out of the home we only had one question, our parents shaped us to what we are today and we in turn can’t do our part in their final stage of life? Has inhumaneness creeped into us shutting our conscious and feelings?
If any of you out there would like to help these bunch of lovely people in the home, do visit their website.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” – MotherTeresa