SSM Hyderabad Celebrates Ugadi at Mathru Abhaya Foundation

Mathru Abhaya Foundation, situated in Medipally in North-East Hyderabad, is an orphanage that houses 50 residents ranging in age from a tender 5 years to adolescents and young adults. The young boys and girls live in separate homes and receive food, shelter, education, and medical care.

On the occasion of Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, members of Team SSM Hyderabad visited both the homes and shared a festive dinner with the residents.

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There was much excited chatter among the children and the youngsters as they waited to be served. Everyone,  including Giri the youngest, waited for the rest to be served before chanting the Sanskrit Shanti mantra that we hear Sri M recite often:  "Om Sahana Vavatu, Sahanau Bhunaktu...."  and then began their meal. 

The traditional festival spread comprised hot rice, sambar, mixed vegetable rice, curry,  and curd. Piping hot bobbatlu, jaggery and lentil stuffed pancakes, and the ever-popular payasam completed this elaborate meal.   

The residents remarked that the food was tasty and that they enjoyed it as they shared their aspirations  with the team members.  

The touching camaraderie and lovely smiles of these bright youngsters were truly heartwarming and captivating. 

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