In the sweetest gesture, Mumbai police celebrated a 77-year-old's birthday to ensure she doesn't feel lonely.
They posted pictures of Kumud Joshi's birthday celebration on Twitter.
77 year old Kumud Joshi ji lives alone in Khar but officials of Khar police station make sure she’s never lonely! We tried to make her birthday special, you can send in your wishes too with #HBDKumudJi and we will make sure each wish reaches her pic.twitter.com/8kIMzEqO6G— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 13, 2019
The officials of Khar police station ensured she had a special birthday. They asked the netizens to send in their wishes for her too-
77-year-old Kumud Joshi ji lives alone in Khar, but officials of Khar police station make sure she’s never lonely! We tried to make her birthday special, you can send in your wishes too with #HBDKumudJi and we will make sure each wish reaches her.
Netizens are cheering for this gesture by the Mumbai police-
Great initiative 👍 . Wishing her healthy life ahead.— RAJESH ASHAR (@rajeshashar) July 13, 2019
Excellent Work Sir We Proud Of You😊— Ashish (@Ashish60886230) July 13, 2019
Some netizens raised a concern that announcing to the world that she lives alone might risk her safety.
This is a great initiative but you could try keeping her safe by not announcing to the world that she is a senior citizen who lives alone in Khar and also giving her full name. Come on guys, you can do better than this. 🙄— Jasmin Lord (@Jassalicious) July 13, 2019
A wonderful gesture for sure. But you have also increased her vulnerability by announcing to the world that she is living alone!— Kiran Uday Singh (@kiranudaysingh) July 13, 2019
In another tweet, they added that they have hand-delivered all the wishes netizens sent for her-
Thank you everyone, for all your best wishes for Kumud Ji. As promised we have hand delivered your wishes & a teary eyes Kumud ji said , "तुमच्या सर्वांचे आभार, ही माझ्या जीवनातील सर्वात अमूल्य भेट आहे” (thank you all, this is the most precious gift of my life) #HBDKumudJi pic.twitter.com/GnQEv1IlGK— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 14, 2019
This is not the first time Mumbai police has taken an initiative to celebrate an elderly's birthday-
Earlier this year in January, cops from Matunga police station celebrated the birthday of 85-year-old Lalita ji.
Our favourite day of the year is here 😊 Officers & staff of Matunga Pstn with the 85 year young ’Mom’ Lalita ji, for years together on this day & many such days. You had joined in her celebrations last year too Mumbai, you may send in your wishes again with #Happy85thLalitaji pic.twitter.com/mUkVHFJlfS— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) January 2, 2019
How pure are these gestures!