Vridh Ashram celebrates 121st birth anniversary of its founder

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, July 9: ‘Home for the Aged and Infirm’ popularly known as Vridh Ashram here today celebrated 121st birth anniversary of its founder, Ram Nath Prabhakar.
Inmates of the Ashram and management performed Hawan-Poojan on this occasion.
The Ashram president, I.D Soni paid rich tributes to Prabhakar, who retired as a Head Master and then devoted his life in the service of poor, aged, neglected and infirm members of the society.
Soni described Prabhakar as a great visionary who could foresee the necessity of such a Home in the ever changing society.
Speakers on this occasion said that the Home was established on June 8, 1964 with just a room and a piece of land obtained on lease from Ved Mandir Committee.
They said that this Ashram then was registered as a society and has now emerged as a premier centre in J&K for dedicated services to the old and infirm persons of the society to mitigate their hardships and suffering encountered at the advanced age.
More speakers while addressing on the occasion appealed to the general public to pay frequent visits to the Ashram and interact with the inmates who need loving touch and company of their well wishers.
Those who were present on the occasion were vice president of the Ashram, H.S Manhas; joint secretary, Vijay Gupta; managing committee members-Nirmala Zutshi, R.C Vaid, Vinod Kumar, Dinesh Gupta and others.