Ishaprema Niketan completes 50 years in service of the poor*

Strings of white beads interspersed with golden tinsel within the premises of the Ishaprema Niketan, which houses and cares for the elderly and destitute, apart from providing a crèche service to poor working women, cheerfully herald the beginning of the celebrations and thanksgiving to mark its golden jubilee year.

Ensconsced in a quiet corner of the bustling Pudumjee Park area, the home that was established on March 19, 1961, by a group of sisters (nuns) called the Ishaprema-Vinamra-Sevika (or the humble servants of God's Love). The community service centre, which sought to reach out to the destitute and needy, began in a little garage. That it has gone from strength to strength is evident from the spacious 30,000 sq feet campus that is home to 63 residents today.

*Article courtesy Times of India
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