NSS/YRC, Other Extracurricular Activities
The ECE department of Narayana Engineering College, Nellore organized a trip for the students to the Gitamayee old age home at Balaji Nagar, Nellore on 16-9-17. A total of 50 students were visited and 5 staff members were accompanied them.
On reaching there all the students and staff were assembled in a hall after which we were joined by the residents of the old age home, the old people themselves. The sight of seeing them, walking alone without any moral support, some of them weak and sick made us extremely emotional. After having interaction, food/fruits were donated to the old people.
After lunch session they went back to their rooms and students were allowed to talk to each one of them to get to know their feelings. As they started interacting with some of them many of the students had tears in their eyes. Everyone was extremely disturbed on listening to them. Even though they were alone, without any support, only hope seemed to keep them alive. A faint hope still lingering on, a feeling that they would probably reunite with their families some day. They could do nothing but pray to the lord almighty that the near future had something good for them. Also one of the main things to learn from them was the small contentment they had in their difficult lives. Even though their living conditions were not great they seemed to be trying to look at the positive side of the situation and live with happiness.
The manger of the old age home felt happy for the support from the college and he presented a memento to the students.