ammucare Day Celebrations at VIZAG
9 NOV 2014.
ammucare day was celebrated in Vizag by distributing some essential things to needy children at Anand Marg Orphanage by ammucare Charitable Trust in association with Ken Foundation Society, Vizag. The orphanage is situated in a small locality on the outskirts of Vizag near NH 5. The Orphnage was badly affected by Cyclone Hudhud wherein damage to electrical fittings, buckets and utencils affected their daily livelihood. Some essential medicines (deworming), grains, and daily ration items was handed over to the orphanage. After cyclone Hudhud some communicable diseases are looming free and hence to obviate any chances of children getting affected, basic medicines as required by them were distributed which were received by them very graciously.
Swamiji who heads the Orphange is originally from Varanasi, has travelled all over India and is very learned man. He is adept in curing various diseases because of his working knowledge in Ayurveda and Homeopathy. The way he takes care of the children is really laudable. He doesnít receive anything from government. Everyday he goes around and collect bhiksha from local people which contains grains and vegetables to feed the children. And whenever the help received is more than the requirement, he calls up President, Ken Foundation Society, Mr Santosh Puttukeri so that surplus is distributed to other needy people.
Swamiji told us that these children belong to Agency area (the name given to Naxalite affected area). He told that in Andhra Pradesh, re-marriages are prevelant and both boy and girl marrying more than once. Since they now want to move ahead in life, they just leave the children to the mercy of mother nature. Swamiji told that 50% children have either or both parents alive and rest are without anyone. The condition of children in Agency area is really pitiable especially when winter temperatures dive below zero degree Celsius. They donít even have proper clothing to protect their bodies. Every pongal, Swamiji takes the children to their villages and if he finds any child in distress he brings him to orphanage. Due some constraints, Swamiji cannot accept girl child and hence all the children are boys.
After the usual chit chat session, children became very happy as they knew, snacks time has come. We had carried some cake and bakery products which were sumptuously eaten by children.
Ken foundation supported the cause whole heartedly and ammucare charitable trust is indebted to wholehearted support provided by the team of their volunteers who find time from their college studies and carry out selfless seva.