A few years back, I had heard about the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) and ever since then, I have always wondered if someday I could run for a cause too! Finally, I have gotten the opportunity to participate in the ADHM 2018, since I started working with Wishes and Blessings. I would like to run and raise funds for Wishes and Blessings’ initiative of constructing an old age home in the national capital region for elderly, abandoned and underprivileged men.
The very reason for choosing to run for this particular organisation is because the NGO is working for a cause which has been neglected by many NGO’s. Today majority of India’s elderly population testifies to neglect and abuse. Lack of old age homes in India has compelled the old and abandoned to live in intolerable conditions. Currently there is a need of 15000 old age home out of which only 750 exist, which is a major burning issue in the country. In order fill this gap, Wishes and Blessings aims to set up a series of old age home in India to give them the love, care and dignity they deserve. Thus, looking at the present scenario I would be overwhelmed if I could do my bit by running for such a pressing cause.
It is an appeal to everyone to please help me raise money to establish a new old age home exclusively for men and also for the running cost of Mann Ka Tilak, an old age home for old and abandoned women.