Seva Utsav 2022: Blankets Offered to Senior Citizens and Pavement Dwellers Across Hyderabad and Secunderabad
During the Seva Utsav Week held to commemorate Sri M's birthday, blankets were offered to senior citizens at the Karunaradham Old Age Home in Chengicherla, East Hyderabad and to pavement dwellers in Gachibowli, West Hyderabad and West Marredpally, Secunderabad between the 12th and 16th of November 2022.
Karunaradham provides shelter to elders who have been abandoned by their families or are homeless. Fifty-five blankets were lovingly offered to the 52 residents and 3 care personnel at this home. Smiles of gratitude lit up their faces as they received their bundles of warmth.
A second group of SSM team members reached out to the pavement dwellers living in make-shift huts near the GPRA Complex, in Indira Nagar, Gachibowli. Lacking basic amenities, the residents of this community resort to menial jobs to survive. As they gathered up the 25 blankets offered to them within seconds, their pitiable situation was truly heartrending.
While in Secunderabad, young volunteers made a nocturnal sortie to West Marredpally and offered 15 blankets to shivering pavement dwellers who were getting ready to sleep near the local police station.
Whispers of 'God bless you' greeted the volunteers who resolved to reach out to the less privileged more often after this moving experience.
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