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Collector, Mrs. Innocent Divya visits the Elderly of the Little Sisters of Poor at Balaclava, Coono

We, the Little Sisters of the Poor at Coonoor invited Mrs. Innocent Divya, Collector of Nilgiris district to visit our elderly Residents on the occasion of the Senior Citizens Day on October 1st which is celebrated all over the world. In spite of her heavy schedule she accepted our invitation. As she was unable to make it on that day, the visit was fixed for October 4, 2017. She was warmly welcomed by the Little Sisters and the Residents at the door. The Collector was very simple and visited each of our Residents with great kindness.

We profited of this occasion to thank Mrs Innocent Divya for her untiring devotedness for the welfare of the people of Nilgiris, especially the under privileged. We implore the Lord to bless her with good health of mind, body, wisdom and guidance.

We praise and thank God for the gift of this Honourable collector whom one can easily approach. She is greatly appreciated for her kindness and simplicity.

The World Elders Day was celebrated in Ootacamund, in Nilgris District, Tamil Nadu in which participants attended from 10 Homes for the Aged. Some of our Residents participated in the event with few Little Sisters.

The honorable quest was Collector Mrs .J.Innocent Divya IAS, COLLECTOR OF NILGIRIS District, and she presented walking sticks for the residents and she honored the Little Sisters with "Ponnadai" a shawl.

Centenary Celebrations of Mrs. Arokiamary, Resident of our Home in Coonoor.

November 8, 2017 was a great day for one of the Residents of our Home at Balaclava Hill at Coonoor. The centenary celebration was a significant milestone in the life of Mrs Arokiamary. A solemn Eucharistic celebration, presided by our chaplain Rev. Fr. Edward, was offered at 10 a.m., in thanksgiving for the gift of life of Arokismary. She was surrounded by her relatives and friends.

Our centenarian was felicitated in the multi-purpose hall and honoured with bouquets, ponnadai and gifts. She blew off 100 candles before she cut the birthday cake. This cake was brought by 30 taxi drivers from Ootacamund who sponsored the lunch on this happy occasion. It was the first time these drivers visited our Home.

Mrs Arokiamary practised in her life what Pope Francis says - ‘A CREDIBLE WITNESS OF God’s tenderness and mercy’. Her heart was filled with gratitude to God for the gift of her life, good health & friends and for the security she enjoys in our home.

It was a lovely day which will be cherished by Mrs. Arokiamary till the end of her life.