GUWAHATI, Nov 14 - Seneh, the Bhabada Devi memorial home for destitute old women, recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of its founding, on its premises at Kahilipara, said a press release.
On the occasion the residents of Seneh presented songs, dances and skits. The chief guest was the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh JP Rajkhowa, who was all praise for the destitute home.
Seneh is the brainchild of Group Captain AC Barua (retd), who was inspired to create this place out of his own resources, in memory of his mother. Today, he is supported by a group of committed people, all respectable and renowned citizens of Guwahati, almost all in their late sixties and early seventies, who are dedicated to serving the unfortunate ones.
Seneh now houses twenty residents, all elderly women. All of them were in a wretched condition, physically, mentally and emotionally, when they were brought into the home from various corners of the State. They were an abandoned lot living in abject penury, and the trauma they faced in life caused some of them to even lose their mental balance. Today they are in a much better condition. However, they will need medical support for their physical and mental conditions till the end of their lives, which Seneh is committed to providing, the release claimed.
A project of this kind requires huge funding. The founder himself and others, who support the project have been financing it so far, in cash as well as in kind. In addition, Give India, a non-profit pan-Indian organisation committed to helping NGOs by collecting money from sundry donors, is supporting Seneh with financial help to the tune of about 25 per cent of the total monthly expenditures for the last last two years. Visitors to Seneh also contribute whatever they can, after they find, first hand, the outcome of the work and dedication of the people concerned. The trustees are trying to build up a corpus fund, so that Seneh can, in the future, become self-sustaining, the release added.