Mangaluru, Nov 02 2019: UCCEL and Rotary Bantwal held a unique programme ’walk hand in hand’ for the support and care of elders in varying circumstances at Forum Fiza Mall on November 1. The events conducted by Maria Philys D’Costa brought much cheer and smiles all around on the faces of senior citizens. Every participant was honoured, photographed and given a gift which delighted them. Brought by their near and dear by many means, even on wheel chairs it was an evening not to be easily forgotten by the elders, who came well turned out and in great spirits.
The focus was on the value of the elders even in their sunset years when they seem to of no use and only a hindrance, motivating and enlightening the young about the human values that are rapidly being eroded. It was a very encouraging sight to see the younger people in good numbers in various roles and cheering the aged. Several old age homes were motivated to bring their residents and it was a very good effort which can be emulated by others too regularly. A good effort to truly ’walk hand in hand’.