Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: A ‘Yajna’ to feed the poor daily has completed 35 years at the Vijnana Ramaneeya Ashram at Koppam here.

A reasonably good meal is served to anyone who comes to the ashram at noon.

The ‘Yajna’ was started by the founder of the ashram, Swami Suresananda, inspired by the teachings of his Guru, Sri Ramana Maharshi, 35 years ago.

The swami was moved by the plight of the poverty-stricken, downtrodden people who did not get even one meal a day. He took it as his duty to feed them, at least one meal a day, using rice and vegetables collected from the public, said ashram in-charge Shivadasan.

After the ‘samadhi’ of the swami also, the ashram has been able to do the feeding throughout the year from donations.

This year’s programme will be inaugurated on Wednesday by P. Achuthan, scholar.