"I know that a day will come when my sight on this earth
shall be lost, and life will take its leave in silence,
drawing the last curtain over my eyes.
Yet stars will watch at night, and morning rise as before, and hours heave like sea waves up pleasure and pains.
When I think this end of my moments, the barrier of the moments breaks and I see by the light of death thy world with its careless treasures. Rare is its lowliest seat, rare is its meanest of lives.
Things that I longed for in vain and things that I got- let them pass. Let me but truly possess the things that I ever spurned and over looked."
- Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)
On the same lines:
To give the lonely elders opportunity to gather the moments of their life they have overlooked or neglected,
To give them love and feeling of security, To provide them with succour,
Sneha Mandir an innovative project of The Goa Hindu Association was incorporated in 1982. Sneha Mandir, situated at Bandoda, Ponda, Goa- 403 601, is a 'Home away from Home', to the needy elders.
Sneha Mandir has eleven cottages for resident members, one Health care centre, one training school and an administrative building. There is also Prof Esvonta Sinai Talaulicar - Dept. of Geriatrics (sayantara) for infirm or bed-ridden persons. Sneha Mandir gives light of hope and meaning to the life of the elders.
At present Sneh Mandir has flourished into a separate entity. Please visit www.snehamandir.org for more details.