KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Just before Valentine’s Day, the modern calendar offers various other occasions for celebration of love like Rose Day (February 7) and Hug Day (February 13). Making good use of these given celebrative days, the students at Thames International College in Battisputali celebrated ‘Rose Day: Concern for Elderly’ on February 12.
The students of Social Work from first year, after a round of brainstorming and a small survey at various old age homes, gathered that the majority of elderly people wanted some form of entertainment like bhajans, singing and dancing. Hence, to make this available to them, the students held a fund raising event through Rose Day celebration.
A rose-selling stall was installed at the college premises for five days where students and teachers placed their orders for roses. The students also took charge of the delivery, upon request. They charged Rs 60 per rose and a total of around 160 roses were sold, informed Saugat Gautam, the Assistant Coordinator for Department of Social Science at the College. He further added, “The profit from the sales will be used to organize recreational activities such as movie screenings and cultural event at old age homes such as Pashupati Bridashram in Pashupati and Nisaya Sadan in Tinkune.