Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"A Day To Remember -Forever !!! "

**** This blog is in no way a advertisment --I just wanted to bring to light the sincerity and struggles of a 92 year old elderly woman who takes care of orphanage home for young and old people --Special thanks to " Smt. Thuraimuga Lakshmi Ammal "whom i happened to meet on New year in her orphanage home on Jan 1 ,2013****
                          I have never felt as light as i did on 31st Dec 2012 and never have i felt so happy as i did on this New Year Day--We a small group of friends (Deepa Rajendran ,Priya Raju,Subhasaravan and me )all decided to have few more friends albeit a lot younger group as invites to our New Year Bash --The place we decided to go was a orphanage home "UTHAVUM ULLAM" in West Tambaram ,Chennai--We got ourselves lost few times before eventually getting to the place by noon --The moment we entered we all entered with pin drop silence --we thought no one was there --but suddenly to our surprise the moment we entered there was sound of "Happy New Year "shouts for so many kids,,nearly 100 of them  --(some shouting "Happy Birthday "lolz),,it was pleasant surprise ---and soon we happened to see the owner of the home "Lakshmi Ammal "--she was so concerned about safety of kids -she had a stick in hand was so strict in taking care of them as her own kids --We had bought some cakes and chocolates on seeing which madam got angry
Lakshmi Ammal
                        "WHY DONT U BRING BREAD ,JAM AND MILK ,SOME BANGLES , HAIR CLIPS ,--IT WOULD HELP THESE KIDS SHE SAID WITH  A  BIT OF ANGRY DISAPPOINTED TONE --She had a valid point --chocolates and cream cakes may affect some kids --which may lead to them having more medical expense (this was informed by her later )--maybe there were lot of things we forget in moment of tryin to do what we like -- Its important to interact with them and get to know what they wanted and what maybe of more use to them .There was something about the talk of elderly woman --it was like teaching from  experience of a long life--she explained some important lessons if you decide to goto orphange homes --and we noticed some other things in that  properly arranged orphange home
           ** Before u go to orphanage home ---discuss with them what is essentially needed
           ** U can deposit even Rs 100 /month in any girl or boy  u wish to help by coordinating with orphanage which in future will help them in studies as they grow
           ** If u decide to go once --make sure it isnt the last time u visit there because it will be a shame to make those souls as a source for ur happiness for a day ---they need ur money bit --they need ur presence bit --but more than that its important u dont make them feel as orphans by never visiting them again ..
           ** Watch them carefully how they say their prayers before having food --how innocently they share their happiness to us strangers --how they clean the place after having the food --how they say "Thanks"to sum help u do every single time --the place where we were there was not even a fan for 100 kids sitting under a shed --yet they were seated in a proper manner not complaining one bit for the entire time we were there -"Patience"--a important lesson that we often forget at crucial moments
Luvely Aishwarya
          ** Every one would have one talent or other --and each time they would not hesitate to show that to u --some might be ready to dance --some ready to sing --some doing mimicry--There was this one special girl called "Aishwarya" who was so sparkling in the whole group of innocent kids --danced superbly --smiled innocently --and took our hearts in a minute --the feeling of innocent happiness she gave mesmerised us to endless satisfaction that the year began in peaceful and happy manner that we rarely had encountered ,,me personally it has been almost a decade i felt this light .
         ** Lakshmi Ammal is 92 years old --her heart still as fresh as morning daisy ,,her wants are all for the kids to be better --for the old age people to have a peaceful life --it was all the more remarkable the lady was so dedicated despite the failings of her age --her eyes showed that the fight for goodness of people under her care has never dimmed one little bit ---no electricity --not enuf food --a broken side wall ---and more and more kids coming for care --nothing seemed to make her think even one bit negative about she being in the final  twilight of her life --it was sterling stuff --inspiring that age is never a barrier --All these are sincere efforts --and if u wish to contribute in any way u want  i have given below the details regarding the Home --to my heart it was done with utmost sincerity and selfless care .So if u decide to do sumthing plz go ahead without hesitation .
            It was a wonderful day --one that will stay with me for years -that innocent smiles --the countless handshakes--the seemingly endless new year wishes --the innocent happy birthday wishes --those sparkling eyes --they shared their happiness -the most costliest gift anyone can give u ---to say i accepted that is a gross understatement --I saw my pals and there was same happiness in their eyes ---there is happiness spread in the world --have to find it to feel it !!!


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