Yesterday ASWA celebrated new year at two schools. And some volunteers visited Bhadrachalam and Annavaram but those who missed or unable to tour celebrated New Year with the children of Adarsha Balya Vedika , Papi Reddy colony, Chanda Nagar run by smt Jhansi.
She was into social work from the age of 14 and even after her marriage she along with her husband continued to do social work. And one day when she was travelling her co passenger met an accidental death and orphan boy was taken by her and got him admitted into an orphanage but the due to the negligence of the ashram died of ill treatment and it disrtubbed her a lot.
She also served as an helper to a bed ridden old man but when he also expired and when her husband also expired at an young age she started this ashram and found solace in serving these children.
The ashram which started with four children is now is a home for seventeen children. When she narrated her story ASWA volunteers hearts melt and her sacrifices for the children were applauded with not only hands but with hearts and eyes with mist.
When ASWA started to celebrate some more students from VNR and CMR colleges also joined. And volunteers of Janam foundation of krishna reddy garu also joined and all of us together spent some golden moments with the children. Songs, games, dances, cake cutting etc made the occasion more memorable.
28 Aswa volunteers participated and total 50 members including the above had a great new year celebrations. Later on ASWA explained its activities to other new volunteers and college students who attended. Also given grocieries, pens, pencils, biscuits, chocolates etc to the home. And what a memorable day it was and fitting start to ASWA activities. Thanks to all who were a part of it.