A DATE WITH ANGELS......
Sharing a voice of my heart with world pulse..
In the modern world,old age homes have become an unavoidable necessity.we,young indians who used to boast about our parents and respect for elders now consider them as a boon in disguise.as globalisation has emerged in the scenario, the standard of living of an average indian was raised.drastic changes in the traditional family values is a by product of this development.life has turned into a never ending struggle for gaining prominence in society.
In the nuclear family,husband and wife are more concerned about their career growth and monetary gains.as a result,family life has descended into the background of our priorities.children do not have quality time to spend with their parents.as a result old age homes have become the guardian angels to take care of deserted parents.
Most of the professionals have discovered old age homes as a practical solution to their problems.but they do not realise that parents need and value the love and care of their children more than any luxuries in the world.but the irony is that the grown ups consider their parents as a burden,a shameful act which should not be encouraged..
I stay in the northeast part of india in a state called assam.few days ago i have donated a multimedia computer to Amar Ghar, an old-age home..i donated the computer in the memory of my beloved father Ramesh Malla Deka, a noted educationist of Assam.i feel,in this tech-savvy world, the senior citizens who served society and the country throughout their lives should not be left behind when people adapt themselves to new technologies like Information Technology. The residents of the old-age home can use the Internet to contact their near and dear ones living in various parts of the world via Facebook, Orkut and other social networking sites..i am doing my bit.i seek your blessings and support...
arunima dutta,worldpulse member and former mrs.india world