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Joy-rides For Senior Citizens

These are sight seeing tours- with a difference- organised by an Ahmedabad-based organisation, SPRAT (Society for Promoting Rationality).

Every Tuesday, SPRAT volunteers take a dozen-odd senior citizens from the slums on a joyride, in cars loaned by well-wishers.

They take them to see escalators in malls, the sprawling campus of IIM- Ahmedabad, the Sabarmati Ashram, and other places- so near to where they live, but which they have never seen before.

“It is a small gesture, they are as excited as kids. And it cost us perhaps no more than a cup of coffee at a Café Coffee Day joint,” says Anurag Wakode of the Leo Club of Karnavati which hired an Esteem for today’s joyride.

4 comments:

Vinod_Sharma said...

What a heart-warming story. It is organisations and people like these who are keeping the people smiling,keeping their hopes alive. I only wish the emphasis shifts to the country side where most of those who need some sort of help live.

Sandhya said...

More than spending money, no one will come forward to take the responsibility to take them out. These people will always remember this trip. Whoever thought about this idea, hats off to them!

Ugich Konitari said...

Kudos to the thoughtful folks who dedicate their time to these senior citizens. There is a lot of money, pomp and show around, but no one actually has the time.

BK Chowla said...

These are the real heroes who take such initiative.They are the ones who need recognition and,perhaps,Govt should come forward to assist them.

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