Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (RJP)
Mangaluru, Aug 9: Feeding the needy is a most noble deed, and those who feed the sick and the ones who look after the sick are indeed doubly blessed. In a commendable gesture, Snehalaya Charitable Trust will be launching an initiative to feed a whopping 700 people at government hospitals in the city, every single day.
The one-of-its-kind mission, called 'Snehalaya Manna' will be launched on August 14 at 11 am at Wenlock hospital.
Minister for health and family welfare U T Khader will inaugurate the scheme. Fr Victor Machado, parish priest of Kulshekar church will preside over the function and member of parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel, Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo, mayor Jacintha Alfred, DMO of Wenlock hospital Rajeshwari Devi, president of Konkani Sahitya Academy Roy Castelino, Abdul Rauf Puttige from Talent Research Foundation, founder president of Tulunadu Rakshana Vedike Yogish Shetty, and Elias Fernandes from Four Winds Mass Communications will be the chief guests. Fr Sebastian Chalakapalli, parish priest St Alfonsa Church Kankanady will bless the project.
The scheme was first launched in Kasargod to serve food for the poor attendants who look after the patients admitted in government hospitals. As it turned out to be a success with hundreds of needy benefiting every day, Snehalaya decided to serve food at Wenlock and Lady Goshen hospitals in Mangaluru city too.
About Snehalaya Charitable Trust
Joseph Crasta, inspired by the services of Mother Teresa observed lots of socially neglected wandering people on the streets and opened Snehalaya orphanage in 2009. Since then, he has helped hundreds of destitutes with accommodation and treatment and given them new lease of life. The most important part of his service is selfless love and care given to the needy.
Most of the inmates Snehalaya has are suffering from mild, moderate or severe mental illnesses. Also, these unfortunates are totally neglected by their families as well as society. Hence, the trust also operates psycho-social rehabilitation centre, specifically for mentally ill destitutes.
Snehalaya Trust also provides relief to the victims of natural calamities and offers palliative care for cancer affected people, looks after AIDS patients, and gives financial support to the poor for dialysis. It also helps with arranging blood during emergencies. Altogether, the trust is engaged in twelve missions, all centered around the common goal to help the needy. The trust has these facilities at Pavoor near Manjeshwar and has its office at Pereira building, Hampanakatta.
Snehalaya Charitable Trust which is dedicated to serving the least in the society appeals to donors to join them in its mission. Just as little drops of water make the ocean, every little contribution will help to make a huge difference to someone's life. It does not take much - Rs 7,000 is enough to provide a simple meal to 700 people in government hospitals.
Those who wish to join hands with Snehalaya in this noble mission can send their contributions to:
Snehalaya Charitable Trust
A/c number: 30826138336
State Bank of India
IFSC code: SBIN0003300
Contact : Joseph Crasta 0091-9036451931