The project was launched in 2010 to rescue baggers / abandoned aged people from the streets. The objective of the project is to rescue homeless abandoned elders from the streets and restore them to homes. Under the project, we are getting phone calls from Puducherry Police Department, Social Welfare Department, and the General public to rescue elders from the streets.
After getting information of abandoned elders, a Rescue Team reaching the location and providing food, medical care (if require), clothes, and counseling to an elder and trying to restore the elder in his/her own house with children/relative or sending them in Homes who are running by Govt. /Non-Government Organizations.
The lockdown restrictions put a stop to the movement of buses and trains. Resulting in large numbers of migrant workers ended up walking back to their villages. At the same time, our SNEHAN Team found two elderly abandoned ladies (Roja, 70 years old, & Sanjeevi 81 years old) in Puducherry streets. After the rescue operation, as soon as the team came to know about their families. A van was arranged to drop them at Chidambaram (63.5kms) & Villupuram (38.7Kms) their native villages.
On 24th November 2020, the Puducherry Govt. has announced a “Red Alert” due to Cyclone storm NIVAR. All shops and services had been shut down. On the same day, our Snehan Team was on the ground to rescue aged people from the streets with the help of the Puducherry Police Department. During rescue operation, we found around 3 aged people on streets.