“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
Compassion is the ultimate and the most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity.
It is through compassion and care that a person reaches the highest possibilities and the deepest in the search of self fulfillment. Service to the needy and the elderly is the service to God. SAI International Residential School student spread love and happiness where ever they go. On the International Day of Service the students visited the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation of women dedicated to help the poor.
Fifteen students of SIRS along with two Teacher Co-ordinators observed the International Day of Service at the Missionaries of Charity, St. Mother Teresa’s Home on Monday, April 29, 2019. They were warmly welcomed by the Sister In-Charge who briefed them on Missionaries of Charity.
The young students spent a quality time interacting with more than 120 elderly residents of the Nirmal Hriday, speaking, laughing, singing and even dancing. Though most of the inmates were ailing, yet the presence of the children brought joy and happiness onto their face.
The students as the token of their love and affection gifted the loving residents some
essential day to day items. They also shared snacks and fruit juice and sang some
beautiful pieces to make the elderly people feel special. The warm hugs and exchange
of lovely greetings as well as the time spent together made the day a memorable one.
SAIoneers contributed a drop to the ocean of humanity, and it is certainly true that the
ocean would be less without these drops. It was a great effort put in by the students to
brighten at least one day of those in need. It was a small step towards a quantum leap
in the future to come. Students will definitely become the harbingers of change in the
near future and leaders with empathy, care and compassion.
“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” – Mother Teresa