Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sneha Nilaya..

It was HIS birthday and i wanted to make it a memorable one for HIM.. Some friends said organise a birthday party at a restaurant.. Some said get him an expensive gift.. Some others suggested a one day trip - away from the bustling crowd.. 'Go to a place where just the two of you would be there or arrange for a candle light dinner.."..

Confusion confusion!! I thought... Whats that one gift which would make HIM happy?? New clothes? An expensive watch? a trip - so that we get to spend some time together?or something that would make both of us happy??? Something that could bring happiness to a lot more people, people who actually didnt have someone who could celebrate their birthday or someone who would care for them and do something for them??

I found my answer... I knew the HE would definitely enjoy such a birthday.. So, there i began, called up my best friend and asked her details of "Sneha Nilaya" - A home for children who are taken care of by the society and not by their parents.. She was thrilled that i came up with something like this.. she promptly gave me the details.. I called up the Sneha Nilaya office (Phn: 080-22210432) and asked sister what were the things that the kids needed.. stationery for school, food.. Took down all details of when the kids would be available and what their regular activities would be as it was a sunday..
The next day, i went and purchased some notebooks and stationery for the kids, called up HIS friends and asked them to reach the place by 10 in the morning with a cake.. and there we were.. ready to organise a surprise party!

It was the day of his birthday.. Called HIM up and wished HIM.. Told HIM i have a BIG surprise.. asked him to pick me up by 9.30.. Met him.. He was neatly dressed and looked cute and smart as ever..He was very curious to know where we were going.. We finally reached the venue..

Surprise!!

His friends were there with a cake in hand and he was completely surprised and excited.. asked me, 'What have you people been upto? " We smiled and took him into the premises of Snehanilaya.. Spoke to the nun there and told her that we were here to celebrate HIS birthday with the kids.. Sister called all the kids to the hall and once they came, we gave the books and balloons and chocolates that we got.. brought the cake and asked HIM to cut it.. HE lifted one of the kids there and cut the cake.. The kids sang a beautiful Happy Birthday song for HIM.. HE was speechless.. so were we..


The kids there, they are so much like us.. But they dont have a life that they should actually have.. Most of them are orphans and some of them have a distant relative or two who rarely visit them or can afford to take care of them.. We were very moved when we got to know about the kind of life that they lead..

I made friends with a lot of them very quickly.. There was one girl who had the same birthday as mine.. and not to forget, there was this boy who loved photos.. He kept posing in different ways and wanted to see himself in the digicam.. :-) We played with the kids there and some of them even sang a few kannada and tamil film songs so beautifully.. We then served food to them and fed some of the smaller kids ourselves.. It gave us immense happiness..

I felt very blessed and a little more fortunate and grateful.. Said a small prayer and thanked GOD for what he has given me and also prayed fora better life for so many children who are without any support or care.. and took a decision to try and do anything thats possible from my side to help kidsand people who are not as priviledged.. The experience that i've had in Sneha Nilaya was really something beyond words..

We then left the place though none of us felt like leaving.. It was time for the kids to sleep and we had to go..

HE was almost in tears.. Just smiled and said 'Thank you.. Its the best birthday i've had so far..." :-)

21 comments:

BALAJI K said...

Its nice for the 'enabled'(!) ones to think about the 'disabled' ones, atleast once in a way! Feel, there would be no better way to surprise somebody on their birthday. Can imagine how much those little ones would have enjoyed "the time" ! God Bless All!

- saransang

yezdi3736 said...

'Twas a perfect day to be retold and wot best way! Gud wrk done then and nw by revealing the secret of spreadin happiness :)

Supriya said...

Hey , it was such a wonderful thought and idea , very few people think those lines....Good..keep it up.It's a complete different world and the kind of satisfaction such an experience gives by seeing those little kids smile and play with u , cannot be expressed. Good job sango!!

hari said...

Sangu this is really well written. Awesome picturisation of the reality of human life.. Sangu i hav a small doubt why u gave snehanilaya as heading?. In my opinion whn u write something like this u shdnt give any hint to the reader. thats my suggestion madam.. Overall its a best outcome of thoughts in the form of words.... Good work!!!!!

rekha said...

I'm touched Sango...what can I say!
Today with immense pleasure I say that I have a wonderful friend who is so thoughtful and wise! A Birthday may be a harsh reality that measures your age or it may be the sheer happiness to be given a chance to step onto this world..many ways of perceiving it! Everyone thinks of just one way of celebrating it...Sango you just showed an other way which is not blindfolded or fake...this is just a glimpse of what you are! Keep it going dear!

Umamaheswaran said...

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ilayaraja_rerecordings said...

Simply superb. Reminds me of the trips that we make from office to a few homes in chennai. Keep up the good work... and also convey my regards to HIM :-)

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