Red Swastik Society is a registered public charitable trust run by self-reliant Samaritans. It is a social institution catering to health related services and serving mankind since 2001. With the modest beginning in the year 2001, till now we feel proud to reach nearly 60,00,000 needy, neglected and disadvantaged ones through our dedicated team of volunteers of 61 branches across the country, irrespective of caste, creed, faith, colour or gender (refer : www.redswastik.org).
Vanprashatha is an age old concept in Hindu traditions which means “voluntarily relinquishing the worldly pleasures”; however, the modern meaning attributed to this phenomenon is “retirement from worldly pleasures out of compulsions”.
Due to enhanced longevity & paucity of living space it is difficult to house more than one generation under one roof. The family life in metro cities, urban & semi urban areas is reduced to nuclear family. Resultantly elders loose the significance in the nuclear family. This has resulted into a rift between elders and young bread earners of the family. Elders feel their utility to the family is lost.
Hence the hopes of countless happy and satisfied elders are shattered as they find difficult to enjoy life with their families due variation in priorities and likings & dis-likings of members of house due to generation gap. Keeping in view the need of society it has been thought by the members of Red Swastik Society to commence a project called “Shiwalaya - a home for dignified living for the elders”..