At a time and age when finding humanity in the world has become more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack, a doctor in Mumbai is dedicating his life and savings towards taking care of old people who have been abandoned by their own families.
Meet Dr Uday Modi, a resident of Bhayandar, who feeds 500 helpless senior citizens daily since the last 10 years, without charging a single penny from them. Speaking of how he got the noble idea, Dr Modi says,
Mr Modi hails from Amreli, Gujarat and moved to Mumbai to practice alternative medicine. He also works as an artist in movies and TV shows.
Named after ‘Shravan Kumar’, an obedient son from the Hindu mythology, Dr Modi started the ‘Shravan Tiffin Service’ from his home with the help of his wife, Kalpana. Today, two cooks prepare 200 tiffins every day, with meals prepared for diabetics in a separate kitchen.
The tiffin usually consists of a staple meal of 6 ‘chappatis’ and a curry along with ‘dal’ and rice. On Sundays, they also send desserts and ‘farsan’ (Gujarati snack). Dr Modi spends around ₹3 lakhs every month for the noble cause.
But for Dr Modi, this is still not enough. His long-term plan is to take complete care of more and more senior citizens.
“I want to build a ‘Dikra nu ghar’ for these old people – a home, like their own son’s place where everything is taken care of, not only food, but everything else.”
The world needs more people like you, Dr Modi.
News Source: Smart Cooky