Sunday, 28 July 2013

Public participation urged for old age home project - Source LT

Problems of senior citizens in the country are increasing as many of them are getting lonely. Aastha Foundation has taken an initiative by planning to build basant Prabha Visava, a home for elders. Dignitaries who attended a Foundation meeting here at Tapadiya Natya Mandir today expressed confidence that the project will see the light of day through active public participation. 
Retired civil servant Bhujangrao Kulkarni, Milind Kank, Architect Ajay Kulkarni, Aastha president Girish Hanchnal were chief guests. Office-bearer Siraj Mavani said, "Under the basant Prabha Visava project at Jadgaon, Shendra area, senior citizens will live silently, cheerfully and joyfully for the rest of their lives. The building will consist of a hall, rooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a reading room, an entertainment room and a first-aid department and will be built under the guidance of architect Kulkarni."
"This is a praiseworthy initiative. One should keep looking for the needy senior citizens to make them part of this project. There are many old age homes in Marathwada, however most of them have forgotten their purpose. basant Prabha Visava project has participation of many institutions including the Gram Panchayat," Bhujangrao said. Milind Kank appealed to the citizens to encourage senior citizens.
Sultan Ali Khudchiwala, Aastha vice-president Pradeep Tayal, Sunil Agrawal and others were present.


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