On January 31, 2021, the children of the Kattanetti Hope Learning Station received the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Pillai’s (founder of Tripura Foundation) birthday at the Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association. Our Hope staff and children carried flower bouquets, face masks, and handmade greeting cards as gifts for the senior citizens living there. The Hope group, led by teacher Ms.Kanagavall, were welcomed by Mrs. Margaret, the head of the orphanage, her staff, and nearly 21 elders.
Our Hope children carried Dr. Pillai’s photo in his honor and handed out greeting cards and gift cards to the elderly as a token of love and affection. They carefully and lovingly served the seniors lunch. After the meal, the children listened to the seniors tell stories and in turn, entertained the seniors with games and dancing.
These small gestures brought much joy and excitement to the seniors at the orphanage. With great sentiment, one of the seniors stated, “My joy has increased manifold today with your children after many years. On behalf of all of us senior citizens, I wish your Founder Dr. Pillai to celebrate many years of happiness and success ahead.”