“In a late-night conversation at an old age home, an elderly woman expressed her craving for chai and jalebi. Despite the hour, I promised to fulfill her wish the next day. Early in the morning, I delivered both items to her. Sadly, she peacefully passed away after breakfast. Though her loss saddened me, I found solace in fulfilling her last craving, a feeling of satisfaction that remains unmatched.
My journey with Good Samaritans India began in 2008 when, as an event manager, I established the organization. It all started with the simple act of helping patients get to hospitals. Eventually, we expanded to providing shelter and care for the sick, evolving into a Welfare Centre and then a fully fledged Destitute home.
The people staying with us are provided with comprehensive care, including assistance with personal needs and meal preparation with the assistance of volunteers and staff. We are a non-profit-making entity, with the sole objective to rescue people, treat them, and provide a shelter to stay in.
My motivation comes from a genuine desire to assist others, even if it means sacrificing personal comforts. All this has only been made possible with the support of my friends and family members. My wife, a teacher, has also been my unwavering supporter, often stepping in to provide care when resources are scarce. I must thank all our volunteers and supporters who have been with my mission throughout.
My upbringing instilled in me the values of compassion and selflessness, principles I’ve carried into adulthood. I draw inspiration from my faith, channeling prayers into tangible acts of service. However, I believe aiding others shouldn’t be solely my burden; it’s a fundamental duty of humanity. If we instill kindness and empathy in the younger generation, we can pave the way for a brighter future.”
- George Rakesh Babu, Founder of Good Samaritans India