Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

4th Unit of Omashram Old Age Homes Inaugurated

December 16, 2009
Shri Cousalya Raman, the oldest male resident of Omashram
 
inaugurates the 4th Unit.
 

Mohan Pai, Founder Chairman of Omashram Trust helps Shri Cousalya Raman light the lamp. Geeta Shankar, Managing Trustee on the right.
 
 


Sathyanarayana Puja in progress
 

The 4th Unit of Omashram Old Age Homes at Devarchikkanhalli was inaugurated on Sunday, December 13, 2009. The new prmises with a large garden space will accommodate 25 additional abandoned elderly taking the total number of Omashram community to 60 old residents.

Satyanarayana Puja was performed on the occasion followed by lunch for the elderly residents, visitors & staff.

Mrs. Uma Pai (Inner Wheel, Koramangala) brought a group of blid singers from Samarthanam and their recital enlivened the occasion.

 


 
Uma Pai & Blind singers from Samarthana
 
 
 
 Residents of Omashram

                            Aarti
 


 Lunch Time
 

                                                                                                                                             
Chandraprabha & Megha
 

 

 
Dedicated staff of Omashram
 
 

Help us help the helpless elderly

November 12, 2009
In the evening of
their lives, abandoned
by their near and dear ones…
Help us help them.
(there are 35 helpless, abandoned elders at Omashram)
 
Help us help the helpless elderly.
Omashram Trust is a charitable trust founded in the year 2001 with the objective of providing care and succor to the old. At Omashram Old Age Home we have 35 old, abandoned souls being cared for.
The trust is now into the ninth year of its existence. The past eight years have been years of struggle and considerable odds to keep this fledgling institution afloat. We have been able to continue to do this good work through the benevolence extended by kind-hearted, altruistic individuals and corporate donors alike.

Omashram provides residential care with full boarding & lodging facility to the old with medical care nursing care to the old belonging mostly to poor & middle class individuals (above 60 years of age) of all denominations

At present the facility is housed in three separate rented premises all located nearby in the Vijaya Bank colony, Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore South. At present there are 35 residents. Unfortunately, this is the maximum capacity of the facility without cramming.

It takes Rs. 5,000/- per month for us to ensure good health and food for one elderly individual in our Ashram. We invite all individuals who feel strongly for our cause to come forward and extend their support by donating in cash or kind or by sponsoring one resident of the Ashram.

Mohan Pai,
Founder & Chairman,
Omashram Trust, Bangalore

All contributions to Omashram Trust are exempt under section 80G of the IT Act.
Cheques/DDs may please be made in the name of “Omashram Trust, Bangalore” at the address given below.
Direct credit may also be made into the account of Omashram Trust at ICICI Bank, 16th Main,  BTM Layout, II Stage, Bangalore 560 076. 

A/c No. 029701004820 Bank Code: ICICI0000297

For foreign contributions:
Omashram Trust
Sb A/c No. 2433101006399 Code No, CNRB0002433
Canara Bank, BTM Layout Branch, Bangalore 560076

Help us help the helpless elderly.

Become a member and lend
a helping hand.

This request is being sent to you as you are a friend and well-wisher of ours with a deep concern for the care of the elderly. At Omashram Old Age Home we have 35 old, abandoned souls being cared for. By becoming a member, you will be endorsing your concern in a positive way. Please opt for any one of the following memberships:

1. Patron Member One-time contribution: Rs. 1,00,000/-

2. Life Member One-time contribution: Rs. 10,000/-

3. Ordinary Member Annual contribution: Rs. 500/-

Patron Member & Life Member can choose a day on which a lunch will be hosted for the residents of Omashram once a year. There will be an annual get together for the local members at Bangalore. Local members can also celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. with the elders at Omashram.

Please fill in the following coupon and mail it to us along with your payment. You can also directly credit the amount into our bank account. Your contributions for this cause are also exempt under section 80 G of the IT Act.

Blessings from the elders at Omashram.

Mohan Pai
Founder & Chairman.
Bangalore.

MEMBERSHIP COUPON

Name:______________________________________________Address_______________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Phone:

Membership opted for: Patron/Life/Ordinary
Payment made by Cash/Cheque/DD/ in the name of Omashram Trust, Bangalore.

Amount__________________________________Bank:_________________________________

Direct credit may also be made into the account of Omashram Trust at ICICI Bank, 16th Main, BTM Layout, II Stage, Bangalore 560 076. 

A/c No. 029701004820 Bank Code: ICICI0000297

Date:                                                                                                             Signature

An appeal to our benevolent friends & donors

Please be a host and sponsor breakfast or lunch for the old, abandoned folks
at Omashram Old Age Home and be ‘Annadata’.
  

  You can show your positive support for the care of the old by sponsoring one-time breakfast, lunch, or a whole-day meal (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) for 35 elderly at Omashram under “Annadata” scheme.

You can contribute towards any one of the following:

Breakfast: Rs. 2,000/-
Lunch: Rs. 4,000/-
Whole-day meal: Rs. 7,000/-

The Elderly at Omashram will be thankful & bless you for your act of kindness to them. If you are in Bangalore, you could join in the repast that you would be sponsoring for the old folks..

Blessings from the elders at Omashram.

Mohan Pai
Founder & Chairman,
Omashram Trust, Bangalore

Contact us:
Omashram Trust, 850, 5th Cross, 11th Main, Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076, INDIA. Phone: 080-26581682 Mobile:9845567663 email: info@omashram.org
 
Website: http://www.omashram.org

 Blogs: http://oldagecare-paimohan.blogspot.com/
http://omashram.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm http://mohanpai.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm http://geetaoldagecare.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm

An appeal to our benevolent friends & donors

November 6, 2009

An appeal to our benevolent friends & donors


 

Please be a host and sponsor breakfast or lunch for the old, abandoned folks at Omashram Old Age Home and be ‘Annadata’.
 
You can show your positive support for the care of the old by sponsoring one-time breakfast, lunch, or a whole-day meal (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) for 35 elderly at Omashram under “Annadata” scheme.

You can contribute towards any one of the following:
Breakfast: Rs. 2,000/-
Lunch: Rs. 4,000/-
Whole-day meal: Rs. 7,000/-

The Elderly at Omashram will be thankful & bless you for your act of kindness to them. If you are in Bangalore, you could join in the repast that you would be sponsoring for the old folks.

Blessings from the elders at Omashram.

Mohan Pai
Founder & Chairman,
Omashram Trust, Bangalore

All contributions to Omashram Trust are exempt under section 80G of the IT Act.
Cheques/DDs may please be made in the name of “Omashram Trust, Bangalore” at the address given below.
Direct credit may also be made into the account of Omashram Trust at ICICI Bank, 16th Main,
BTM Layout, II Stage, Bangalore 560 076
A/c No. 029701004820 Bank Code: ICICI0000297

Contact us:
Omashram Trust, 850, 5th Cross, 11th Main, Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076, INDIA. Phone: 080-26581682 Mobile:9845567663 email: info@omashram.org
Website: http://www.omashram.org/

Omashram blogs
http://oldagecare-paimohan.blogspot.com/
https://omashram.wordpress.com/
http://omashram.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm
http://mohanpai.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm
http://geetaoldagecare.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm

And I cried…

November 4, 2009

I am reproducing below a very touching article ‘And I cried…’ by Atul Mathur who visited an Old Age Home – Care2Care.

We admitted a 84 year old frail & sick lady last Sunday (1/1/09) at Omashram Old Age Home abandoned by her children. And another lady 93 year old whose children themselves had become old and found it difficult to look after her at home Our story is the same. The caretaker in Omashram story is ‘Geeta Didi’ , co-founder of Omashram Trust who has been selflessly caring for these unfortunate souls for the past 9 years.

And I Cried …

An article by Atul Mathur

CARE2CARE, 01-11 -2009 14:29:

I happened to meet Dr Mona Kapur in the Face to Face party. As she runs an NGO it was my wife’s desire to meet her so that we also could do something for humanity….some service to mankind…in some miniscule way…..its the ‘drops of water’ that make an Ocean don’t they…. we thought.

Our desire led us to Mona ‘Didi’ (I can never call her Mona Kapur any longer..she is ‘Didi’ surely..a ‘godly’ sister not only to me but to the complete community that makes up her NGO)..We were at her home day before yesterday from where the Care 2 Care foundation is run. The Care 2 Care foundation runs numerous social service programmes which include programs for women empowerment, for the aged , for orphans and the underprivileged, for the differently abled and many more.

Sush, my wife, had told me many a time that she wants to look after the ‘elderly’ / the ‘aged’. She did feel compassion for orphans and the underprivileged, but it was for the aged that Sush felt a strong desire to serve. Her reasoning was …the ‘orphans’ probably had not seen life yet…and they still had life ahead to look forward to….but the elderly…the one’s who probably had seen happier days, people who had probably sacrificed many a thing for their wards..now ‘shunned’ by their near and dear one’s, simply surviving and waiting for the ultimate destination. Should they not be the recipient of ‘love’ in this phase of their lives …something which they too surely must have sprinkled along the way as they grew up.

While at Mona Didi’s place, we were informed about the NGO and all the work that they undertook, by Dinesh…tea was served by Urvana..(God Bless you both…Mona Didi is surely privileged to have both of you with her). The conversations led us to be shown the video of the ‘Old Age Home’ run by Care to Care…

Elderly faces propped up one by one on the laptop, each with its own sad tale…

-An elderly man who had done MA (Hons) English in 1965, abandoned by his children at the station, with the promise that they would be back to plan his Teerth Yatra’..never to return

-An elderly women who kept saying ‘Mere liye Heere kee chain zaroor laana…

-An elderly man who would stretch his arms as if to beg on seeing anybody…(Probably had been forced to beg for ages)

-A women who would tell her address somewhere in Laxmi Nagar…but who remembered nothing else.

Stories..Tales..Stories…70 elders..70 different stories. Elders with no control on their body functions…elders suffering from Alzhiemer’s… ..elders with total memory loss….elders who would continuously cry…

Amidst this I saw Mona Didi hugging them, trying to cheer some of them up. Life had not lost meaning for them.

A 90+ (98 I am told) year old women who was fond of dancing, was motivated enough to get up and dance. The ‘Nepali Baba’ another resident of the Home danced along. The ‘pallu’ of the women never slipped. She was continuously conscious of how her saree was draped. The ‘Nepali Baba’ tried to touch her….the women tapped his hand away and felt shy as any other 16 year old would…Whenever the 98 year old lady felt tired she would squat/ sit…but her zest for life made her stand again and dance. And even finally when she lay on her bed, she began the ‘Nagin’ dance….What a lady…At 98, so full of life…how could someone throw her away..?

I wondered at life’s paradox. Me a man who ‘yearned’ for parents love (both my parents are no more) did not have them…and here I saw people who had their parents and did not want them…

Another ’old’ lady equally motivated was all ready to get her pictures clicked. She was conscious enough to tidy up her dress, but never did believe that the photograph had been taken till the camera flashed…Technology had moved

forward, but her brain probably had come to a stand still at a certain period in time…

The video whirred….our feelings stirred….

I am never without a handkerchief. That day, I had thought that I would send Sush in to meet Dr Mona Kapur and I would wait outside. It was she who wanted to work for the NGO was it not? I had dressed up in a hurry, trousers, shirt et all….Identity cards, purse, mobile all kept….handkerchief however conveniently forgotten. How was I to know that I would be watching the video too…a video that would stir emotions to such an extent.

Every story …every face in that video was bringing a tear in my eye…Control, Control….you are a Man…I thought.

As the 98 year old lady danced and I saw her zest for life, and my mind wandered to the thought that how she had been abandoned…and also when I saw her feeling shy as a 16 year old when Nepali Baba lunged forward to touch her…I knew I was losing control. But how could I show tears to all present ..No..I just could not.

I don’t know if any one noticed. My hands , reached for my pocket to search for the handkerchief. I could always use it and say something went in my eye…

My hands searched my trouser pocket …the car key…it was there,….the pamphlet of Care to Care it was there…the mobile phone it was there…No Hanky..God help!

A tear then simply rolled out of my eye…And I cried…

Happy Diwali to all the inmates of this Old Age Home!!!!

Mona Didi ..Sush and I are now permanently attached with your NGO. You may utilize our services whichever way and whenever you want!!!! .


 Mohan Pai
Founder & Chairman,
Omashram Trust
 

Contact us:
Omashram Trust, 850, 5th Cross, 11th Main, Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076, INDIA. Phone: 080-26581682 Mobile:9845567663 email: info@omashram.org
 
Website: http://www.omashram.org/
 
Omashram blogs:
http://oldagecare-paimohan.blogspot.com/
https://omashram.wordpress.com/
http://omashram.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm
http://mohanpai.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm
http://geetaoldagecare.sulekha.com/blog/posts.htm

How to stay young

October 26, 2009

 

How to stay young.

 
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
     Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
 all need to live life to its fullest each day!! Worry about nothing, pray about everything then remember to do all things in moderation

‘Joy of Giving, Week at Omashram

October 7, 2009

 

‘JOY OF GIVING’ Week at

OMASHRAM

0 The ‘Joy of Giving’ week started with a prelude on Thursday, September 24,2009. Mr. Milind Joshi, Senior Vice President, Bharti Axa, hosted a lunch for all the residents & staff of Omashram. Mr. Milind Joshi & family and their friends graced the occasion.
 
 
0 On Friday 25, 2009 Mr. Imbarajan & friends hosted lunch for all the residents and staff of Omashram.
 
0 Mr. Manjunath & team from Mysore came with gift of towels for the residents as well as spent some time with the elders.
 
0 Ms. Shilpashree & friend dropped in and gave cash donation as well as had a chat with the elders.
 
M. S. Ramaiah Medical College brings a gift of ‘Free’ Medical-check up for the elderly at Omashram.

Dr. Range Gowda addressing the SAP Volunteer Group
 

On the morning of Saturday, October 3, 2009, a team of 10 doctors and senior nurses headed by Dr. N. S. Range Gowda, MD,from M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, decsended at Omashram with medical equipments for the camp that had been scheduled earlier with the kind co-ordination of iVolunteer of Bangalore.

 

Doctors at work

SAP Group Volunteers drop in on the elders at Omashram on October 3, 2009. Twenty members of the SAP group dropped in and spent the morning chatting with the elders at Omashram. The group brought a gift of 30 coffee mugs for the elders. iVolunteer, Bangalore co-ordinated their visit.

 

SAP Group members chatting away with the elders.
Joy of Giving Group, Bangalore visited the Elders of Omashram bearing the gift of food provisions and spent the whole afternoon with the residents of Omashram spread out in three different premises.

 
 
Joy of Giving Group members with the elders.
iVolunteers Role

Ms. Prarthana Unkalkar & Archana not only took the lead in organising the Medical camp and SAP Group visits but spent the whole morning with the elders at Omashram.
Mohan Pai, Founder, Omashram Trust.
Bangalore. October 4, 2009

“JOY OF GIVING” Week

September 20, 2009

We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.

– Winston Churchill.
 

The JOY OF GIVING Week
– September 27-October 3, 2009

 

Mahatma Gandhi went from city to city, village to village collecting funds for the Charkha Sangh. During one of his tours he addressed a meeting in Orissa. After his speech a poor old woman got up. She was bent with age, her hair was grey and her clothes were in tatters. The volunteers tried to stop her, but she fought her way to the place where Gandhiji was sitting. “I must see him,” she insisted and going up to Gandhiji touched his feet. Then from the folds of her sari she brought out a copper coin and placed it at his feet. Gandhiji picked up the copper coin and put it away carefully. The Charkha Sangh funds were under the charge of Jamnalal Bajaj. He asked Gandhiji for the coin but Gandhiji refused. “I keep cheques worth thousands of rupees for the Charkha Sangh,” Jamnalal Bajaj said laughingly “yet you won’t trust me with a copper coin.” “This copper coin is worth much more than those thousands,” Gandhiji said. “If a man has several lakhs and he gives away a thousand or two, it doesn’t mean much. But this coin was perhaps all that the poor woman possessed. She gave me all she had. That was very generous of her. What a great sacrifice she made. That is why I value this copper coin more than a crore of rupees.

As India continues to struggle with its paradoxes of growth with inequity, of having the most billionaires in the world and the largest impoverished population, the Joy of Giving Week is an opportunity to redeem ourselves. To paraphrase management guru Peter Drucker’s words, when we look in the mirror in the morning, we should be looking at a citizen who takes responsibility, a person who as a neighbour cares.

The Joy of Giving Week is the beginning of a national movement. The first of its kind for India, and for every single Indian.
It is a platform for all across the country to celebrate the joy of giving. Whether you are a paan wala in Lucknow, a traffic cop in Mumbai, an idli seller in Madurai, a millionaire in Delhi, a multinational company in Bengaluru, a saree shop owner in Kolkata, a teenager in a school or a college goer in Vadodara….
This is your opportunity to reach out to someone less privileged – by donating money, volunteering time, providing your skills and even just saying a kind word to someone who may not have expected it from you.
All you need to be part of the Joy of Giving Week is to do one simple conscious act of giving. So join the movement, now!

Experience the sheer bliss of “giving” at OMASHRAM

There are 35 elderly, helpless & abondoned souls at Omashram Old Age Home in Bangalore.

Give a bit of your time for them. they feel lonely and isolated. Come and spend a little of your time and chat with them. You will help break their feeling of isolation and loneliness. If your finances permit give them small gifts and get their blessings.

Come and discover the many ways that you can help amliorate their suffering.

The three units of Omashram Old Age Home are located in Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli, (Behind IIM), Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076.
Address:

Omashram Trust,

#850, 5th A Cross, 11th Main’Vijaya Bank Colony, Bilekahalli,Bannerghatta Road,Bangalore 560 076 Karnataka, INDIA. Phone: 080-26581682, 080-64530629
 Web site http://www.omashram./

BLOGS:

http://omashram.sulekha.com/

http://mohanpai.sulekha.com/

http:geetaoldagecare.sulekha.com
You could even make donation as a direct credit into the the institution’s bank accounts:

TAX EXEMPTION
All donations are exempt under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act.
Omashram Trust has also been registered with the Central Government under the Foreign Contdribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 for the acceptance of foreign contributions.
 

DIRECT CREDITS MAY PLEASE BE MADE INTO THE FOLLOWING BANK ACCOUNTS:
Omashram Trust Sb A/c No. 2433101025253 Code No. CNRB0002433Canara Bank, BTM Layout Branch, Bangalore 560076for Indian contributions.
Omashram Trust Sb A/c No. 2433101006399 Code No, CNRB0002433Canara Bank, BTM Layout Branch, Bangalore 560076 for foreign contributions

Mohan Pai,

Founder, Omashram Trust