Mangaluru, Dec 9: The students of BEd first and second year of St Ann’s College accompanied by the teaching faculty visited Snehalaya, Pavoor and Paschim Rehabilitation Centre for the Destitute, Nehrunagar, Someshwar recently.
The students inexorable in their yearning to meet the inmates of the two places sketched out various programmes and activities. Generous contributions in the form of cash, clothes, food grains, bed spreads and other useful products from staff, students and well wishers of the college were given to Snehalaya and Paschim.
With a vision of extending care and Asylum for the poor, needy and abandoned and a motto of Love, Care and Service, Joseph Crasta, an inspiring personality and the founder of Snehalaya, a psycho-social rehabilitation centre makes a confirmatory impact in the lives of the less privileged with an approximate of 150 inmates. A purpose and a pledge to serve the needy has been the mission of Rohit Salctus and his wife Suneetha by running the Paschim Rehabilitation Centre having around 80 inmates.
The students and staff actively participated in organising creative activities in both the houses. They sang songs, served snacks, conducted games and danced blissfully with the inmates who were thrilled by the friendly interaction and ecstatic spirit. Few of the inmates exhibited the marvellous skills they possess either through a dance, song or comedy.
The students and staff were elated by the tremendous service and care rendered by Joseph Crasta, Rohit Salctus and their team for their extraordinary passion in dedicating their lives to the service of the needy. Students were reinforced with an empathetic attitude, faith and love towards humanity and a value of being considerate towards the needy.
This gracious task of conducting a visit to meeting the less fortunate was organised under the leadership of Dr Sr. Leonilla Menezes, principal and Dr Sr Myrtle vice-principal.