Malayinkeezhu: A space to escape the loneliness of old age, and an avenue to interact, read and enjoy the radio is the dream of any retired individual. And what if that perfect escapade is at the premises of a police station?
'Sayana Koodu', an initiative for the elderly, has been set up at the Malayinkeezhu police station in Thiruvananthapuram. This is the first such initiative in the district.
The main attraction of the facility is a small building with ample ventilation. Besides being a space to garner friendship and social interaction, the facility will also allow the elderly to read to their heart's content and listen to the radio.
A garden with seating facilities and a small pond add to the charm of the place. The construction is in its final stage. The organisers, Vayojana Samithi, plan to hold the inauguration next week.
Elders can come to this place anytime they want to. The space would be open round-the-clock. While resting, they can also share their grievances with the cops and seek solutions.
There are 20 members, including women, at the Vayojana Samithi of the station.
CI B Anil Kumar (chairman), SI S V Saiju (vice-chairman), V K Sudhakaran (convener) and Babu Raj (joint convener) are behind the initiative.