Udupi, Nov 19, 2017: At least eight destitutes, who were found at various places around Udupi, are to be reunited with their families after the rehabilitation process in Vishwasada Mane.
Speaking to media on Nov 18,Saturday, Vishwasada Mane leader Sunil D’Souza said that, on March 24, 2016, a man was found wandering in rags at Brahmavar. The team of Vishwasada Mane brought the man to the hospital for care and nursing. The man was very weak. Whenever spoken to, he did not respond properly. He was given a bath, new clothes and a thorough medical check up. The doctors began the treatment after confirming that he was mentally ill. After one year, the man improved, he has been very active and doing many things at the ashram. Now, he has told us that his name is Ramni and he belongs to a village named Karur in Tamil Nadu.
In another incident, on July 7, 2010, a lady was found near Ambalpady bus stop in Udupi, suffering from high fever and also mental illness. She had not bathed for several weeks and was in a very bad state. She was brought to the hospital for medical treatment and care. The Vishwasada Mane team was able to find that her name is Shanthamma and she belongs to a place called Panruti in Tamil Nadu.
On October 19, 2010, a man was brought to Mane, who was found wandering in Padubidri. On arrival, he was found to be very violent. The doctor diagnosed that the patient was mentally ill and treatment was begun. In one year, the patient showed improvement and has involved himself in many activities. He said his name is Mayur and he belongs to Bengaluru.
In May, 2016, a man was found near Shastri Circle in Kundapur. He was bought to Vishwasada Mane and given treatment and support. After further treatment he recovered and told that his name is Suresh and belonged to Jayanagar, Bengaluru.
In November, 2016, a man was found near the water tank in Indrali, Manipal, holding a lot of dirty things and creating a nuisance to the public. The Udupi Municipal Office staff sent the man to Vishwasada Mane for treatment. The man was found talking to himself. He was treated and has said that his name is Shashidhar Kurup, of Alleppey, Kerala.
In March, 2017, a lady was picked from Kollur. She is Soumya and from Kozhikode, Kerala.
In November, 2017, a person was found on the Kundapur Koteshwara highway, roaming aimlessly in stinking clothes. He was picked up by Sunil D’Souza and team and bought to Vishwasada Mane. He was very talkative and violent. He underwent treatment and, after recovery, he said that his name is Thayiappa and belonged to Heganahalli, Bengaluru.
In November, 2017, a person was found on the Kundapur Sasthan highway who was stinking and was roaming aimlessly. After treatment, he has revealed that his name is Muthu and belonged to Tamil Nadu.
Many such people are fortunately treated and brought back to sanity and reunited with kith and kin.