"What fun is there to live one's own self centered life for nothing? One lives his worthy life when he lives for others".
In our good old days, the children used to adore their parents and look after them with love and reverence. But in present days, most of the old people, when they become non earning members of the family or sick or really invalid are neglected and sometimes thrown out of their houses even. They become burden to their own children who forget about the good things and sacrifices of their parents towards bringing them up and settling them in their life. Nobody is bothered to know what these old people actually require in the eves of their lives. Apart from the basic needs like shelter, food etc. It is the love, affection, and a few words of caress that these people expect from their children, which are totally lacking in most of the families whether rich or poor in our modern society.
Mainly due to the influence of external forces on our way of living and thinking and also due to internal family politics, loosening of the family ties has become inevitable in our modern society. The brunt of the situation is faced by the old people who come from low and medium socio-economic status. Therefore, Old Age Homes are not a fancy but the dire necessities in our modern and society, at present and more so in future.
Keeping all this in mind our Mahendra Singh Sikarwar Memorial Trust came into existence and started Old Age Homes with 'Jeevan prakash' and 'Jeevan chhitij' schemes to look after the aged people who come under its shelter, with love, affection, reverence and comforts. It is our wish that these aged people should live happily and peacefully in the eves of their lives.
With "Help the Aged" as our main motto, Mahendra Singh Sikarwar Memorial Trust also does social service in the fields such as the following:
"Chikitsha neev" - Home nurse training centre.
Free Eye Camps are given more importance. Such camps are really so useful and helpful to the poor people of our society. It has been found out that because of the poverty, the village people were not able to purchase the spectacles neither they can afford to spend the money for travelling to the near eye specialist and pay his fees or for going to the Govt Hospital. Hence such campus are very useful.
Every month one or two free eye camps are conducted in rural areas with the co-operation of District Blindness Control Society & the District Hospital. Cataract operations will be conducted in district Hospital with IOL implantation free of cost and free spectacles are distributed to the poor people with defective eyesight after the refraction.
"Chikitsha neev" - Home Nurse Training Centre started recently. The girls from very poor families of our society are given free training with boarding & lodging for six months in Nursing Homes and are given jobs in our society to look after the old or the disabled patients in their own home surroundings, thus making the home services available to the needy and as well to get the girls the employment. Many girls are working under "Chikitsha neev"
Some other activities
Counseling for implementation of family planning in rural areas.
Financial aid to poor brilliant father less children for their education on refundable basis, or grant scholarship to deserving candidates.
Financial aid to poor widow ladies for their uplift, such as distribution of sewing machines etc. and to arrange various types of trainings helpful for their economic independence.
To construct, repair and manage marghats, cemeteries and burial grounds.
To do any other act for the advancement of general public utility not involving the carrying on of any activity for profit without distinction of caste , colour , sex , creed or religion.
To meet out the cost of expenses of medical treatment , medicines or medical apparatus required to be given to any poor patient who can not bear the same on their own.
To promote any charitable activity for public utility as the trustees may think fit.
To grant aid for marriage of widows and daughters of widows.