Lonely people's home "Anand Yatra"
Hemanth Devasthali,he lost his wife in a accident, he experienced loneliness in these three months,and he wish to through away the loneliness of the lonely people
Hemanth Devasathali is teacher professionally, he is residing at Pune, his wife died 3 years back in a road accident at the age of 55, from that time Hemanth is alone in the home, with in three months of time he know that life is sapless for him without out companion, he decided to start “Anand Yatra” for persons who are living lonely, it is better to live with happiness presently without thinking about the past loneliness, he said that after death of his wife, the neighbors visits to his home are reduced and also with the relatives , then he feels loneliness, then I have decided to be away from the the loneliness, I have searched a stage for these lonely people, but he could not find any such organization in Pune city, then he himself wish to start a stage for lonely people, so he started his ‘Anand Yatra” in March of 2008.
The lonely people who have crossed more than 45 years living in Pune can join in this society, widowers, divorcees, unmarried , lonely people who are away from the family due to the job/work will also join in this society, presently there are more than 200 members in this Anand Yatra society, in this 60 persons are women.
By paying nominal fees any one can join in Anand Yatra, the members will meet once in week on Sunday and share their experiences, and their difficulties also, the Anand Yatra was divided in to four groups according to the regions ,to facilitate the members availability to the members all days, if any difficulty will arise to any member, all the members will participate and try to settle the problem. They are arranging excursions for the members once in three months, they try to celebrate the festivals, ceremonies jointly, they are arranging conferences with the people who have successed in their fields lonely, they are also arranging counseling with the doctors the difficulties arising due to loneliness, they are arranging facilitations to the people who are achieved the victories in business and jobs.
The loneliness due to death or separation of the spouse, know only to the people those who have experienced only the difficulty, they cannot share these with the children and other relatives, so she opted this society to share her experience says by Manjusri sathe ,aged 59. She is the first person to react with the the add of “Anand Yatra”, her husband was dead and her children are settled at abroad, she spent 8 years lonely, “Anand Yatra” kicked loneliness away from her. Now the society is her family, and she got 12 close friends in the society now she can share her difficulties ,experiences with these people, she is going to the movies and dramas with these people , once she broke her arm while on the trip and was extremely touched by the group members went out of their way to help her, ’no body ate food up to 4 pm’ because they are trying for an orthopedic surgeon to fix her broker arm,, then Manjusree experienced about their affection towards her.
They are maintaining good friendship not only that ,some of the members in the society are becoming life partners, till now 5 couples are married . Mandakini started her new life after three months from the Joining of “Anand Yatra”, she got a friend there and it turns affection ,after they liked each other ,he agreed to marry her and they have married finally, though they have married they are visiting “Anand Yatra” occasionally to meet the old friends . “Anand Yatra” are receiving lot of response from all parts of the country ,so they wish to make the “Anand Yatra” as an voluntary organization in future to help more lonely people