Vallabh bhai and his wife Hansa used to live in a three-room apartment in Mumbai along with their joint family. They lived like that blissfully for about 25 years. However, things went downhill after Hansa fell sick. Her family began to see her as a burden and refused to take care of her.
This is when the two decided to move out of the house and live in a one-room tenement in the suburbs of Mumbai.
More than half of the 100 million elderly people who live in India will relate to Hansa’s story.
Abandoned by their families and with no source of income, most of them are compelled to sleep hungry.
But one guy decided to change that. An ayurvedic doctor, Uday Modi, started a free-of-cost tiffin story for the elderly in Mira-Bhayandar municipality in Mumbai 10 years ago, and helps feed about 200 of them every day.
“I started with providing free tiffin service to two people and gradually the number grew to 200, with many on the waiting list. Apart from this, we also organise various social events for them, like the Navratri celebration that will happen this year. This is just our effort to bring some happiness into their lives,” Uday told The Better India.
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