Mr. Mohan worked as an auto-rickshaw driver for over 25 years. One day, while
riding in an auto-rickshaw, he saw a lady lying in the street in pitiful states. She
resembled his mother, so he took her to his house and provided comfort. Later, he
noticed that so many elderlies are living their lives on streets without any care &
proper necessities. He devoted his life to these older people and started to help
them by providing necessities and food items.
In 2002, Mohan registered his social work as a society called "SHARON SOCIETY OF PONDICHERRY" and started to organize several social activities in association with various non-government & government organizations. In 2008, he took a home on rent and started an old aged home called “PUSHPAGANDHI HOME FOR AGED” to accommodated 5 elderly surviving spouses.
Later, in 2011, Mr. Mohan launched a mobile rescue unit in the name of “Snehan”(which means a friend) to rescue destitute abandoned elderlies from streets, a physiotherapy unit for community elders at Kurinji Nagar, Lawspet area and an Special school called “Sharon Special School” for children & adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDDs) to provide rehabilitation of PwIDDs. Now, Mr. Mohan is successfully executing more than 9 projects including government’s projects.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
Due to COVID 19, the entire country was a lockdown and all factories and workplaces shut down. As a result, many migrant workers are left with no livelihood. They thus decide to walk hundreds of kilometers to go back to their native villages. But many of them stuck due to no transport facilities. In such a tough time, we decided to do our part to help these daily wages workers from community and Municipality Workers, Auto Drivers, Frontline Health Workers, abandoned elders, and children with CANCER & their parents.