Seva Utsav 2022: Sweets, Stationery, and Saplings Mark Sri M’s Birthday Celebrations at Mathruchaya Balabhavan, Kochi
On 6th November 2022, Team SSM Kerala commemorated Sir's birthday with annadaanam seva and celebrations at Mathruchaya Balabhavan located in Chowara, Kochi.
Mathruchaya Balabhavan is an orphanage for boys and senior citizens. The 20 young boys between the ages of 10 and 20 years sheltered here hail from less privileged families. They are provided with food, clothing, shelter, and education while the 18 elders at the home receive care and medical aid.
The children sat together, meditated, and chanted the Gayatri Mantra. This was followed by a traditional Kerala Sadhya for everyone, and the cutting and sharing of a birthday cake, and an aarati in reverence to Sri M.
The team members also distributed 50 kgs of rice, 20 liters of oil, and some cakes and biscuits for the children.
The team also got an opportunity to plant saplings at this sacred place.
The celebration ended with an offering of stationery for all children.
It was an inspiring experience for the team members to engage with the children and members of the staff and to participate in this humble seva.