Every year on the day of RAKHI we Tunga Trekkers visit an institution serving the less fortunate sections of society. When you visit hospitals, orphanage, senior citizens home, you are put face to face with perils of human existence v/s our idea of pain n pleasure.
This year it was Sant Gadge Baba Maharaj Ashram jointly run by Mrs. Kamala Mehta trust. This is a residential facility for cancer patients taking treatment in Tata Cancer hospital and their relatives, providing free food and stay. We all know how tough and painful it is to deal with the C word. Tragically for the underprivileged, Tata hospital is the only last hope for getting treatment. These transitory families are comforted to an extent because of this facility. Efficiently run by a staff groomed by the Gadge Baba mission, it houses almost two hundred plus patients.
Surprisingly enough, we found the whole atmosphere in a festive mood with Rakhis being tied. Kids getting ready for outing / movie or a picnic. Surely enough Lord Krishna and Gadge Baba are watching over them to fight a good fight. We were fortunate enough to share those rare happy moments with them by distributing sweets and a small personal hygiene kits to them all.
This day will leave a lasting impression in our mind because we could be part of
an oasis of mixed emotions within the dark harsh reality of pain, disease and triumph of human spirit over it.
Thank you all for being ever supportive involvement in our thoughts and cause. Your kindness shall continue to inspire us through this journey.
Dushal Amrit Shah
Ritu Chordia Kudal