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June 03

World Environment Day Celebration

Kalyani - a Bikram Dasgupta Foundation joins hand with its volunteering partner Globsyn Business School to celebrate World Environment Day by planting 24 fruit bearing saplings at Globsyn Knowledge Campus.

May 22

Summer Camp for Vocational Skill Development at Bodhayan

Summer Camp for Vocational Skill Development of Special Children of Bodhayan

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Touching Human Lives

Elderly Care

As part of its core charter, Kalyani has embarked upon adopting old-age homes, to commence with Kolkata, to help provide much needed emotional support to the elderly inmates of these homes.

Subhashgram Oldage Home, Kolkata

The inmates of Subhashgram Oldage Home, situated in the fringes of Kolkata have come from underprivileged background and lack family support. Kalyani has been working with the inmates, who are now in the twilight of their lives and in need of love, care and support, to bring cheer and happiness.

Among the flagship programs sponsored by Kalyani include conducting an all-expense paid Durga Puja. Durga Puja is an especially emotive festival for Bengalis – one which sees family and friends getting together for festivities spread over 5 days sadly this is also when the elderly feel the most lonely.

Conducted by the student-volunteers of Globsyn Business School, for 2 months there are hectic activities in the old age home, organizing, decking up the home, conducting a full-fledged Durga Puja with all ensuing rituals including the ritual feasts. This is one occasion that the inmates look forward to eagerly and relive their youthful days.

Tollygunge Home, Kolkata

The 100 year old home was setup to provide support to impoverished senior citizens of the city. Every month volunteers of Kalyani visit the home and celebrates birthdays of the inmates. For the elderly, ‘Birthday’s are the time when they feel desolate and tend to reminiscence their younger days. It is here that Kalyani volunteers step in to fill-up the void and help celebrate their birthdays to bring back the sparkle in their eyes. Apart from the customary cake cutting day is spent playing games, singing songs, and myriad other fun activities.

St. Joseph's Home, Kolkata

Kalyani adopted yet another home for the aged, St Joseph's Home, in January 2015, for celebrating the birthdays of the residents, who, unfortunately, are bereft of the attention and affection from their families. All the residents who have birthdays in a particular month, cut birthday cakes and are showered with gifts. A general air of cheerfulness pervades amidst the playful banter between the senior citizens and the KYLF board members and other students of GBS. Musical programmes, fun games, dance programmes etc., put together by the students have everybody spellbound and offer a much-desired respite from the monotony that is life. The residents come out of their loneliness and spend the day in loads of laughter and love. For a short while at least, they forget their pains and celebrate life.