Home” in Kopay Open to Share Life with Elderly Women
[Updated :: 2010-08-20 11:48:10 Hours]
“Service to Elders, especially destitute ones is direct service
to Lord Almighty” – Hindu Scriptures.
A spacious and comfortable Home for women longing for Love and Affection
during their evening life was unveiled at Kopay Thursday (19.08.2010)
morning with attendance of a distinguished gathering and people
in the area.
This charitable act was funded by Ms. Swarna Navarathnam, a UK-based
expatriate in memory of her parents and the new “Navamankai Home”
has cost the philanthropist around Rs. 20 million.
Situated in a calm and isolated landscape surrounded by green cultivations,
the place offers an ideal environment for old women to engage in
spiritual activities such as meditating and praying to get rid of
their loglines and mental sufferings.
The management hopes to enroll about fifty elderly women initially
and with construction of the upper floor planned to complete in
near future, it will be increased up to hundred.
The “Navamankai Home” also cares the women with mental abnormality
and provides vocational training for women who find no assistance
from anybody for a livelihood.
Chief Kurukkal of Nallai Adeenam Rev. Srilasri Somasundara Paramacharya
Swami, the innovator and donor of the “Navamankai Home” Ms. Swarna
Navarathnam, Commander Security Forces-Jaffna Major General Mahinda
Hathurusinghe, Former Vice Chancellor University of Jaffna Prof.
P. Balasundarampillai, Incumbent Vice Chancellor University of Jaffna
Prof. N Shanmugalingam, Visiting Psychiatric of Jaffna Teaching
Hospital Dr. S. Sivayogan, a few distinguished guests and a large
gathering of people attended the opening ceremony.