living bridge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SENIORS DAY AT KARL KUBEL ANAIKATTI COIMBATORE

கார்ல் குபெல் இயிக்கயத்தி யில்  முதுயொரீன்  நலம் கருதி ,மாலதி ,தலைமை யில்  30 க்கு  மேல் ,  பல மூத்த குடிமக்களின் , கண்ணியம் ,மரியாதை ,இவைற்றை போற்றி பாதுகாக அவசியிம்  பற்றி கலந்தூரையடல் நடைபெற்றது .முதலில் மரசெடி நடும் விழா  தொடங்கியது





மாலதி மேடம் ,உதவ ,மூத்த பெண்மணிக்கு  நான்  உதவி  செய்ய மரசெடி
 நடப் பட்டது .
பின்னர்  அவர்களை ஊக்குவிக்க ,உற்சாகபடுத்த , தேகப்பயற்ச்சி செய்யச்சொல்லி ,{நெவெர் டூ ஓல்ட்  டு  பி  கேப்பி } என்னும்  வீடியோ போட்டு
அதன் படி   செய்யசொன்னபோது அவர்கள் மிகவும்  சந்தோசத்துடன் ஆடிய ஆட்டம் ,என்ன சொல்ல ,மிகவும் ஆச்சிரியமாகவும் பிரம்பிப்பாகவும் இருந்த்து


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நெவர் டூ  ஓல்ட்  டு  கேப் பி






                   முதியோருடன்   நானும் ஆட  எல்லோரும் அன்று இரண்டாம் இளைமை பருவ  புத்துணர்ச்சியுடன் ,ஆடியது  என்றும் ,மறக்கமுடியாத       அனுபவம்
முத்தகுடிமக்கள் தந்தை விடஅதிக உற்சாகமான    தாய்மார்கள்


நானும்  ஒரு  முதியவேனே ,புத்துணர்ச்சியுடன் , 

                                            WHAT A MEMORABLE  DAY I HAD.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

PARIVU SENIOR CITIZENS' WELFARE SOCIETY



After having established a retirement home for senior citizens especially for N.R.I parents ,It has been my dream for long time to establish a society to care for the seniors living alone, not able to attend on their own for hospital appointments, payment of bills, or who need help when there is a bereavement at home to arrange for funeral services, some seniors needing counseling etc .I knew that such services  will not be possible without the support of like minded citizens with compassionate outlook for senior care. I need to mobilize a team to make my dream a reality. While I was browsing, one day I stumbled on the concept of TIME BANK a voluntary organization which is operational in foreign countries.
It is a concept wherein the volunteers develop, social contact, develop courage, confidence  and by interacting, caring for the needs develop a big social network thereby building  a social capital. It is such a   wonderful way of serving the society without any monitory exchange. It is also known as TIME TRADE in western society. This wonderful idea was conceived by Mr.Edgar.S. Cahn .According to him the core values of Time Banking impressed me and they are
Every member and volunteer is considered as an asset and the work done has no monetary benefit whatsoever. With such service both the giver and the receiver benefits with the young volunteer establishing a god social contact and an opportunity to develop a community net work. Such service helps them to develop a mutual respect for each other irrespective age difference.
 I knew that to carry forward my dream, I cannot do it single handedly –I need a  team of dedicated volunteers for senior care.
With this in view I approached Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Gurugulam and he wholeheartedly supported my views and agreed to be honorary patron. Similarly Mr.M.Krishnan of Sri.Krishna Sweets and Mrs.Vanitha Mohan, Managing trustee of Srithuli a voluntary organization to preserve water body and ecological nature agreed to be Patron of our society. Mrs.Vanitha Mohan appropriately named our society as “PARIVU” a Tamil word which means compassion. After forming a society with few my retired friends as executive members PARIVU was registered with the registrar in August 2013
To create awareness amongst the public a Curtain Raiser program was organized wherein our distinguished patrons Mr.M.Krishnan and Mrs.Vanitha Mohan congratulated our efforts and felicitated our society “PARIVU”.Chief guest of the day Dr.B.Krishnaraj Vanarayar  addressed the audience about the importance of mind set,to remain contended as we age chronologically. Latter Mrs.Andal Priyadharshini Director Pothigai Doordharshan spoke on “GENERATION GAP PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS “ and Dr.Jayanth Sri .Balakrishnan spoke on “GRACEFUL  AGING” . The program was well attended with nearly 600 Coimbatore public participating.
                                                                
Dr.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar and Dr.Krishnan Addressing                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                

 
Mrs.Vanitha Mohan addressing                     Audience at Nani Auditorium 


In September Puja Sri.Dayanada Saraswati inaugurated our society ‘PARIVU” officially and blessed for the society to become a movement focusing to take care of seniors. PadmaSri.Dr.V.S.Natarajan renowned geriatrician addressed the audience of nearly 1000 about care of health and mind and stressed importance of healthy food, exercise for aging with happiness. He emphasized the need for a preventive Pneumococcal and flu vaccination for elder citizens and about 100 members registered for vaccination. They were vaccinated in two different sittings at PARIVU office.

 Puja Swami Dayananda Saraswati                  vaccine registration


Puja Swami Dayananda Saraswati                     Audience at Sarojini Auditorium

Mrs.Vanitha,Dr.Krishnan & Swamiji                Swamji addressing,Dr.Natarajan beside

About 60 members from the public registered themselves for volunteer work. A training program was organized for the volunteers at G.K.N.M Hospital.

Couple of months latter PARIVU web site ‘www.parivucoimbatore.org’ was launched.

In February 2014 a get-together of members held in a club wherein a power point presentation of “EAT HEALTHY, FEEL HEALTHY, AND STAY HEALTHY” was shown with active interaction from the floor.



 Latter the members were entertained with a fun program by our vice president Dr.Sadasivam. Secretary Dr.Sankaran proposed vote of thanks and requested the members to bring in their friends as members of our society. It was also decided to have  a meet once in 4 months with leading  doctors of Coimbatore addressing the members about health care  with respect to their specialty,cardiac ,diabetic,ophthalmic,urological, orthopedic  etc. We are in the process of publishing a news letter periodically 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

YERCAD ALUMINI MEET 2014

Madras Medical College Alumini Meet of 1957 Batch at Yercad on 1,2,3 March 2014
 We belong to last Intermediate batch,joined the medical in 1957.Boys out numbered the girls by 75/26.This is the fifth time we have met at different resorts-earlier at OOTY, THEKADI, TRIVANDARAM., SRIPERAMPUDUR, Earlier meet there was a good response with nearly 55 attended with family.At every subsequent meet the numbers dwindled with the members having kicked the bucket or unable to attend due to ill health,or other family commitments and this time the number has been only with 5 girls and 15 boys. All the same the rejuvenation spirit of meeting old pals and exchanging pleasantries ,sharing their activities was enthralling.. One of my class mate Dr.Jana Raowho has spent nearly 25 years at Australia made a mark for himself as outstanding surgeon and above all he was counsel general of Australia at Melbourne for about 20 years. Our class mate Padma Shri. Dr.Bardrinath,pioneer ophthalmic surgeon of world famous Sankar Netralia at Chennai, eventhough he was not able to attend this meet,he is one of our loved friends.Every one of us has contributed to the profession in their own way. We twenty pals with their family has been fortunate to be alive and consider to be privileged to have aged but active and thank Almighty GOD for his benevolence
Enjoying a Boat ride  at Yercad lake with my grand daughters,Sakathi Gowthami,Netraa,Dr.Rajagopal
At breakfast exchanging pleasantries,traveling down nostalgic memory lane What a lovely time

   

Grand daughters at the swing at Hotel Savroy, Yercad .Both of them accompanied in our earlier meet,every time, they are happy to have gained valuable in puts for their journal




UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN  , FAREWELL MY FRIENDS. OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE MEET IN 2017 THREE YEARS FROM NOW WILL BE AT MYSORE,KARNATAKA.WE SEEK  GOD'S BENEVOLENCE TO RELIVE OUR GOOD OLD DAYS