'A Day at Old Age Home' to Spread Compassion, Initiative by Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival

Mumbai, Maharashtra, Nov 15, 2023: In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the DPIFF team recently organized a CSR activity – A Day at Old Age Home. The initiative took place on November 11, 2023 at Kisangopal Rajpuriya Vanprasth Ashram, an old age home nestled in the heart of Bhayander (West), Mumbai. This haven for the elderly is home to residents from various corners of our nation. Notably, all the elderly who reside there have faced the challenging reality of being abandoned by their families, including their children. Despite this adversity, the initiative sought to create a supportive and uplifting environment for these resilient individuals.


The day commenced with an enlightening session on naturopathy conducted by Dr. Anup Singh. Dr. Singh shared invaluable insights on emergency preparedness, offering the elderly residents practical advice on safeguarding their health. The session also included tailored exercises and practices designed to enhance the overall well-being of the elderly attendees.


Following this enlightening start, the DPIFF team transitioned into a lively and engaging fun and games section. Laughter was in the air as residents participated wholeheartedly in various activities, creating an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie. The positive energy and enthusiasm were palpable, making it a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.


As the day unfolded, the DPIFF team extended their warmth by serving a delicious lunch to the elderly residents. The act of sharing a meal not only nourished their bodies but also fostered a sense of togetherness and care. It was a simple yet profound gesture that added a special touch to the activity.


Witnessing the joy and camaraderie at Vanprasth Ashram in Mumbai has been truly heartening. Our initiative is not just about films; it’s about enriching lives. The initiative reflects our commitment to spreading compassion, and we believe that small acts of kindness can create lasting smiles. We’re honored to have shared this inspirational day with the residents, reminding us all of the power of community and the importance of giving back.” – Abhishek Mishra, CEO of DPIFF


To cap off the day, the DPIFF team distributed thoughtful gifts to each resident, spreading smiles and gratitude. The joyous expressions on the faces of the elderly reflected the success of the activity in brightening their day and creating lasting memories.


It is immensely fulfilling to witness the positive impact our initiative has had on the residents of Vanprasth Ashram in Mumbai. Our commitment to making a meaningful difference in people’s lives is at the core of our values. This initiative is a testament to the transformative power of collective efforts and the enduring joy that comes from giving back to the community.” – Anil Mishra, MD of DPIFF


In conclusion, the CSR activity at Kisangopal Rajpuriya Vanprasth Ashram was a resounding success, bringing together the DPIFF team, dedicated volunteers, and the elderly residents in a celebration of compassion and community. It served as a reminder of the positive impact that small gestures of kindness can have on the lives of others. The activity was not just an occasion; it was a manifestation of the collective effort to make a difference in the lives of those who deserve our love and care.