This is the second time I will be running for a cause. The funds raised through the event will be used for the upkeed of the current old age home, Mann Ka Tilak, expansion of the home and making it self reliant by setting up a recylcing unit.
When it comes to the negligence of senior citizens irrespective of their socio-cultural background, the statistics in India are absolutely shocking. Studies reveal that more than two third of the elderly population face both mental and physical abuse, as well as negligence. There is a dire need to set up old age homes across the country as the immediate response because of the fact that the stats against parent abuse and neglect are so high. Despite the need for 200 homes in the national capital, we only have 70 odd homes. I have decided to make my contribution to bring some difference, rather than waiting and expecting change to happen itself.
Being a part of the Wishes and Blessings’ community has given me the opportunity to raise funds for our future old age home. Our organization has already set up its first old age home for women and is looking forward to set up a chain of old age homes. All the services will be provided for free.