Gandhibhavan located on the banks of Kallada River in Kundyam, near Pathanapuram of Kollam District is a registered non-government organisation which is well designed, deeply devoted and dedicated to the destitute ranging from months old kids to the senior citizens. They are left high and dry by the very people they count on and the deranged who move about aimlessly or without any destinations. They also include the paraplegic and the bedridden; the deaf and dumb; orphaned kids, the physically and mentally challenged and the persons who just came back from the brink of suicide; the visually challenged; the HIV affected and the cancer patients and so on .They are the ones who had drifted from the set of courses of mainstream have created a world of their own and are leading a peaceful life.
Former President of India and visionary Bharat Ratna Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on his visit to Gandhibhavan proclaimed “Gandhibhavan means a Mini India. We can see miniature forms of all sections of people here. The beauty of equality and secularism in this Mini India is exciting. I am very lucky to be here.”
The most memorable moments with the loved ones is to celebrate some of the occasions such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, etc. Similarly , well-wishers take part in Gandhibhavan’s Prayer Services, in memory of their loved ones and enjoy a meal with the inmates. It may be a unique experience in your whole life and would like to invite all to be a part of this experience
Gandhibhavan is the real model for Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Programmewhere the proverb ‘cleanliness is next to godliness ‘ is practiced. Gandhibhavan secured Union Governments Food Safety Licence, Water Inspection Certificate, Sanitation Certificate of the health department etc. Various facilities like drinking water cleaning plant, incinerator for waste processing, two major biogas plants are installed for effectiveness. Fish harvesting, Poultry farm, bio-agriculture compost unit are here to decompose food waste. Governor, Chief Minister, Health Minister, Former Chief Ministers, Former Health Ministers, Health Department Principal Secretary, High Court Judges, Union Ministers and other honorable dignitaries have appreciated its high standard of sanitation on their visit to this institution.
Gandhibhavan is a subcentre of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy, where dramas and other programmes sponsored by the academy are demonstrated on a regular basis. Seminars on various life issues, literary debates, legal awareness programmes, health seminars, green-sanitation awareness programmes, medical camps are organized . On holidays and other important occasions, arts and sports competitions and knowledge oriented workshops are also conducted for the enlightment of the inmates.
Prayer is a routine activity here in the morning, midday and evening. All the inmates and visitors of various religions take part in the prayer which has a secular fabric. Prominent personalitiesfrom every walk of life come here to address the prayer meetings to insist on human values and virtues.
In every day more than 3 lakh is needed to overcome the day to day functioning of gandhibhavan which includes daily 3 meals, 2 snacks, medicines for morethan 1200 inmates, hospitalization charges, lab charges, medicines, cloths, electricity, ambulance services, water bills, washing materials, hygiene materials, bathroom utensils, diapers for bedridden patients (more than 300), daily wages for volunteers, other daily maintenance etc can also be included. Click here