I asked a 77-year-old lady what keeps her busy these days in the enforced lock down.
This is what she said, “For the past two months I’ve been facilitating giving of groceries to the low income group hand holding with an NGO. I locate them get their addresses and phone numbers. I talk to them, counsel them and ensure that the groceries reach them and send the info back to the NGO. I also call up elders living alone, enquiring as to their needs and connecting them to services available. This apart, I give talks and take part in conferences as I am on a fundraising drive for handloom weavers who have no money for the yarn. Finding means to market their goods. It takes so much time besides the cooking and related housework.”
Hats off to you, Sabita Radhakrishna.
Sabita Radhakrishna is passionately engaged with life. She champions the cause of the handloom weavers and helps them with innovative design ideas, marketing, and financial management.
She set up UDHAVI, a home care service which offers companionship to lonely elderly people. Further, she provides home care help to elders with dementia to give relief to the family care givers.
Sabita cooks delicious and authentic age old Tamilian cuisine, which she is loves. Two of her books received Gourmand World Awards for the best cookbooks from India.
Sabita is an amazing play writer, author and social worker rolled into one. She leads a life of purposefulness and immense value by service to the poor and elderly sections of society.
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