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On March 31,the members of the social welfare committee of our college had organised a visit to Nabanir, an old-age home in the city. Accompanied by our teachers, we took some senior members to Belurmath and this turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.

Defying their ages, the senior citizens were extremely sporting and fun-loving and shared with us their experiences, favourite anecdotes and told us about their families and friends. It was really heart-rending to know how monotonous their lives were, away from their families and friends. Sharing the day with them, I kept on wondering how their children could be so heartless and selfish to leave their parents in old-age homes. It gave me immense pleasure to make these socially deprived people so happy. At the end of the day we developed a kind of emotional attachment to them. I am looking forward to many more such activities in the future.

Afreen Sayeed, first-year, English (honours), Shri Shikshayatan College


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