Servants of the People Society, Mumbai

The Balwant Rai Mehta Elders' Home

Fisheries University Road, 7, Bunglows

Behind Maharastra State Coop. Bank


Ph. 022-26346616

Mumbai is the financial capital of the country and it is very difficult to obtain land for an NGO for starting its unit. It was entirely due to the efforts of Dr. Kailash, N.N. an Associate and later on Secretary of the Society who succeeded in getting a plot measuring 2758 sq. yards in Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai for establishing a Branch of the Servants of the People Society on 28.1.1965 on the eve of Birth Centenary of Lara Lajpat Rai. The land was primarily allotted to construct an Elders’ Home. The foundation stone of the four storeyed building for Balwant Rai Mehta Elder Home was laid on 6 March 1969 by Shri Y.B. Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Shri Manubhai Patel, President of the Society, is looking after the Mumbai Branch affairs as its Chairman. At present Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupressure, Ayurved a , Magnet Therapy, Yoga, Su Jok Diabetic Care Centre, Personal Counselling, ECG & Pathology Test services are offered by Golden Era Care and Serve Charitable Trust.

The proposed plan of ‘Balvantrai Mehta Elders Home’, is in progress and MIs D.R. Vaidya and Co, Architects have been awarded with the contract to construct the building.


The Elders Home when completed will hold the activities like, establishment of educational and medical institutions, health care and yoga centres, charitable dispensaries, hospitals, old age homes, agricultural and agricultural research, institutes for encouraging art and artists and persons of literary and creative pursuits like writers etc., people’s empowerment and eradication of social ills like poverty and unemployment.

Internal Facilities:

a)         Airconditioned rooms

b)         Attached bathroom and toilets

c)         Comfortable beds

d)         Pantry and Cupboards for storage other essential amenities

Common Facilities:

a)         Dining and Kitchen

b)         Garden area with landscaping

c)         Jogging track for morning walk

d)         Adequate parking for visitors as per rules

e)         Banking facilities with existing bank

f)          Small Dispensary and Hospital

g)         Periodical Medical Checkup and Health Care for all

h)         Auditorium Hall with 4-5 activity rooms

i)          Laundry facility

j)          Library and reading room

k)         Wheel Chair facility

I)          Proposed Guest House forfamilies/visitors

The Elders Home will be operated on a ‘No Profit - No Loss’ basis with adequate provision for contingencies and recurring expenses. A part of the income will be used for welfare of the old and aged.

The spirit of service should become part of our characeras a necessary ingredient in our discipline. Cultivate the habit of service for its own sake, free from all motive and all thought of reward. Service of prisoners, unmindful of the ‘waste of time’ that this entails, feeding, protecting and loving the children of the poor even though they be shabby or filthy, helping woman-kind irrespective of faith, community, colour or nationality and, in general, to serve others, sacrificing one’s own interest - that should be our insignia. 

Lala Lajpat Rai



There comes a time when you must stand alone you must feel confident and strong enough within.

Lala Lajpat Rai



You are strong, you are confident and you are capable just do it ! For your selves, for your parents, for your teachers, for your society and for your country, just do it !

Lala Lajpat Rai

Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop and find you true sense of purpose in this life.

Lala Lajpat Rai