Eight Inmates to Return Home from ‘Vishwasada Mane’
Udupi: As many as eight men and women, who were found on the streets and admitted at Vishwasada Mane owned by Divine Generation Ministries Bethel Church Trust, are now returning back to their respective homes.
Vishwasada Mane Pastor John D’Souza said that these people belong to Maharastra and different parts of Karnataka. They were found in a very bad state and all were mentally ill.
Prakash from Maharashtra was found in Shirva. In 2013, the Shirva police brought him to Vishwasada Mane. He was mentally ill and roaming the streets causing problems to the public. He wore dirty clothes and was smelling bad due to lack of bath. He would talk, dance and act strangely. Volunteers throughly cleaned him up and took him to the doctor day after day. After 3 years, he became normal by the grace of God and started masonry and gardening. He was also trained in other work, later he revealed his name as Prakash and his native place as Maharashtra. He also gave his address.
Vittal from Gadag district of Karnataka was wandering around in Manipal and eating leftovers from the garbage. In February 2016, students of MIT called Vishwasada Mane office and informed that from many days there was a man who was roaming around and eating from the garbage, he was also physically weak. According to the call, Pr. Sunil John D’Souza and some volunteers went to Manipal, found him, brought him in, cleaned him and started medication. After days of treatment, he was normal and revealed about himself.
Chennabasav, a resident of Raichur, was mentally ill when he was picked up from Santhekatte, Kallianpur. He had long unkempt hair and beard and had a malodorous body odour. Volunteers cleaned him treated him for his illness. Within 2 and half months, he became normal and started cutting wood and other work.
Prabhakar, a resident of Tumkur, was found on the road side at Santhekatte. By the care and love from volunteers, who brought him in, within 8 and half months, he said that he wanted to go home.
Shanker, a native of Maharashtra, was picked him up from Gandhi Maidan in Brahmavar. After 1 and a half year, he became normal and started to work as a gardner, did masonry and other work.
Susheela from Maharashtra was wandering in Mangalore and eating leftovers from garbages when she was admitted to Vishwasada Mane. She was very angry and didn’t remember her family members when she was first brought in. After 5 years, she has completely healed.
A resident of Tumkur, Anita was mentally ill when she was picked up from Hemmadi Kundapur. When she first arrived, she did not talk to anyone. Volunteers took care of her with love. As the treatment continued, she began helping other inmates and began cleaning the house. After 1 year, she revealed her name to be Anita.
In September 2014, a lady called Vijayakumari from Tumkur came to Vishwasada Mane asking shelter. Since she did not have the proper address of her home, she could not be taken there until now. Now the committee members of DGMBC Trust have the details and have made preparations to drop her home.
Vishwasada Mane has made arrangements to send all the eight people to their native places in Maharashtra, Gadag, Raichur and Tumkur. D’Souza added that these people have undergone treatment for mental illness and are now able to identify themselves and remember their past. “They will be taken to the addresses that they provided by the members of Vishwasada Mane,” he added.