Babasiga Ashram residents in Labasa were yesterday visited by a delegation from the Indian Cultural Centre.
ICC director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said the contribution of food items was part of their social and cultural responsibilities in trying to offer a helping hand to the less fortunate in society.
â€œThis is the first time we are donating something to the senior citizens of Labasa and it is out of goodwill,â€ he said. â€œWe decided to give them a surprise visit so they know that the Indian government is also here to support them.
â€œWe care for these elderly people and I believe itâ€™s best to come and mingle and share a light moment with them because most of them are not often visited by their own true relatives.â€
Dr Mishra said this would not be the only visit as they had more planned.
Ashram staff Margorie Susau thanked the ICC for the gift, saying it was indeed a kind act.
â€œWe are very grateful for the donation and itâ€™s really encouraging to witness that the ICC has the heart for residents up north,â€ she said.