Friday, November 5, 2010

Deepavali - Festival of Lights celebrated with Cancer Patients

Today is Deepavali, festival of lights. But we, the volunteers of DNipCare, thought to try and light up the hearts of a few patients remaining there today in Sir Soba Singh Dharamshala attached with the Delhi State Cancer Hospital, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi. When majority of the patients went home to celebrate Deepavali these few could not as either they were to carry on with Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy or not able to afford to and fro journey due to one or the other reason.
Shahjahana cannot speak due to throat cancer, but her eyes express thousand lights of Deepavali for all of us. Ramakant Pandey speaks eloquently, fighting cancer vehemently and at the same time describing the disease as his better half to be with him always. Shamshad Ali speaks of talookath and taboon to be the strongest rings of the chain of belief as Prophet said. We learn always, still much to learn of the intricacies of human life through the lens of Palliative Care.
We visited these patients belonging to far flung areas, taken the role of their kith and kin, who seldom come for them, tried to cheer them up and to be their own. Pain, solitude, physical and mental agonies, everything gives them company, but what is required from us is little moments of concern and care, a few words of us convincing that we are with them.
Also as a token of our concern and affection we provided them from DNipCare our Deepavali gifts, the innerwear to withstand the forthcoming winter. Antony Cyriac Sir and Ajith Kumar Sir with their passion to render care for patients were the other team members for this fruitful visit.

kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare


  1. it was a delightful experience to Ms.Shajahana, who was alone at that time, when she received the small gift from DNipCare.And for Pandeyji the visit could gave liitle releif to his body pain he was being experinced at that moment due to cancer.

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