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.