As a part of CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility and personal concern for the society SBES had arranged a visit to 2 such places,the first one being the Gangadhaam Vriddhashram-a home for the aged at Paud village,Pune and second one at Navkshitij-a home for the special(mentally challenged) friends.Our students were overwhelmed when they met the dwellers of these 2 places.
At Gangadhaam Vriddhashram the senior citizens welcomed us very warmly.We presented them a big and beautiful greeting card,flowers and fruits.They all loved it very much.All of us were happy to see our senior citizens enjoying their retired lives.They sung songs for us and shared their life experiences.Afew among them were participants for our Nation's freedom struggle.We had a good time together.
At Navkshitij we had a great opportunity to interact with special friends;our students were well received with great hospitality.The founder of Navkshitij NGO-Dr.Neelima Desai presented a small introductory documentary which gave enough insight about the MENTALLY CHALLENGED SPECIAL FRIENDS.
Special friends were highly excited by seeing the new friends,they sang several lovely songs,danced a lot with the students,they also played cricket.Apart from fun the management ata Navkshitij showed several handmade things made by "Special Friends" like handmade paper bags,chocolates,candles,etc.and with a lovely message of GO GREEN.
"The Special Friends" were over whelmed and highly excited and so were we.At the end of the day parting was very painful.As we were about to start everyone moved ahead with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow.
A song sung by our student Mr.Anshuman "taare zameen par" was very touching which said.... whatever you are,however you are,we all want you,we all love you.