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Josephites spend time with orphans, old and infirm

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 16:24 IST
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STUDENTS OF St Joseph’s Co-Ed School celebrated Children’s Day on Tuesday with orphan children and elderly people. Accompanied by teachers, the Class XII students of the school first visited Sneha Bhavan in Nehru Nagar, Kotra, where they celebrated the day with orphan children and cut the cake. Students distributed sweets to the children and presented gifts to them.

They then went to the Old Age Home in Jehangirabad, run by the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. They donated a geyser and other things.

Sojan Joseph, a teacher of the school, said every year the students of the school visit orphanages and old age homes to learn the values of life.

Yashdeep Deol, a class XII student of the school, said, “After seeing the inmates at the old age home, I could not control my emotions; tears rolled down my eyes”.

“It was shocking to see the other side of the world, the world we had not seen before,” said Milan Tahilramani, another student of the school. It is a world full of sufferings and pains, which show the lack of humanity in people, he added. Taru Jain, another student, said, “I could see how much pain one suffers when left alone and neglected; I have now become aware of my responsibilities towards them and I have resolved to help such people in life”.

The coordinator of the school Sr Julie and some teachers accompanied the students during the visit.