By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Feb 8: “The caste system and other religious sects are created by mankind with a selfish motive; don’t let that hamper peace and harmony in the society. Ashraya Old Age Home, which has been offered to the service of society, is a sweet home away from home for the senior citizens to live their retirement in joy and peace”, said Rohini J Salian, public prosecutor.
The lawyer was speaking at the inaugural of Ashraya Old Age Home at Nerul, Navi Mumbai, on Sunday February 7. This is a humanitarian venture of Bombay South Kanara Brahmeens’ Association (BSKBA) and Gopalakrishna Public Trust.
BSKBA president Dr Suresh S Rao presided over the programme.
Bunts Association honorary chief secretary B V Rao, Safalya Seva Sangh honorary chief secretary Surendra Kumar Salian, ‘Gokula’ monthly honorary editor Vyasaraya Ninjoor, Prof D K Sundar, and Vishwanath U Mada were the special invitees present.
Bunts Sangh president Aikala Harish Shetty, Billavar Association vice-president Nithyanand D Kotian, Devadiga Sangh past president Dharmapal U Devadiga, Shafi Beary Welfare Association president lawyer B Mohiuddin Mundkoor, Bhandary Seva Sangh president Balakrishna P Bhandary, HDFC Bank chief manager Dilip Shetty, Godrej officer Somanathan, and Bunts Sangh former president Dr Padmanabha V Shetty were present on the dais.
Lawyer Mohiuddin said that Ashraya has been a humanitarian deed as it binds the hearts of the elderly living in the old age home. It has proved that humanity reigns supreme.
Somanathan said that the elderly from the metro have been seeking accommodations in old age homes in far away places such as Coimbatore. He added that Ashraya, being in the metro, has given them a choice to reconsider their retirement plans, with comfortable stay and a caring staff.
BSKBA women’s wing president Suman Chiplunkar welcomed the gathering. Ujwala Acharya offered the prayers.
Vice-president Laxmisha Acharya delivered the introductory address. Ashraya warden Chandravati K Rao proposed the vote of thanks while joint secretary Chitra A Melmane compered the programme.