Celebrated at LLA
Sixty elderly inmates of the Pope Paul Mercy Home, Nanjanad, Ooty, were at the LLA Campus on October 01, (declared as ‘International day of Older Persons’ by the United Nations). The atmosphere at LLA was transformed when the three buses carrying them rolled into the LLA campus. One look at that sight and Iqbal exclaimed, “It feels like happiness is coming towards me”.
It all started when Rotarian Dr. V. Balasubramaniam, Director of S M Hospital Ooty casually mentioned to Iqbal Mohamed and Anuradha Iqbal that Rotary Nilgiris West was planning to carry out some service activities at Mercy Home on October 01. Curiosity aroused, they immediately decided to visit the Home and see for themselves how it was being run. Since the inmates rarely stepped out of the Home, Mrs. Anuradha Iqbal wondered how it would be, if the inmates, the staff and the Rotarians were to spend the day at LLA instead. Dr. Bala and Sister Mercy Angel thought that it was a wonderful idea.