Saturday, October 12, 2013

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 Celebrations

We, the volunteers of DNipCare celebrated the Wor World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2013 in MP's Club, South Avenue, New Delhi on 12th October 2013.

A large gathering of volunteers, patients and people from different walks of life attended the program. The program started with two sessions, 1) Class on the efficacy of Palliative Care for volunteers and 2) prevention and tackling medical issues during palliation for patients, which were done Dr. Rajni Mutneja, Sr. Oncologist and Dr. Deepak Srivastava, Sr. Neurosurgeon.  

The public function started at 6 PM with a candle light memorial for the departed souls.  The 31 patients who departed from the Palliative family and this world during the last one year were remembered with silent prayers.  
The program was inaugurated by Mr. TKA Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister.  The volunteers who excelled in providing palliation to the debilitating patients and also could bring a positive change for patients were honoured for their commitment and devotion.
In addition to the individual volunteers Ms. Nidhi Shukla, Ms. Seema Prasad, Mr. Arun Unnikrishnan, Mr. Bhaskar, the volunteers who render Palliative Home Care and introduced into this mission through the institutional approach of NSS Wing of IIT, Delhi have also been honoured during the occasion.   

The vehicle, (Maruti EECO ) donated by the State Bank of India, KG Marg Branch, New Delhi  under the Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Banking of the institution to DNipCare for use as a Palliative Home Care Unit was jointly inaugurated by Mr. TKA Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister, Mr. Wajahat Habeebullah, Chairperson Minority Commision, Mrs. Vandana Sharma, Jt. Secretary Department of Pension and Mr.KK Basheer, President KMWA.  

In addition to them, the program was attended by eminent people like Dr. MK Sharma, Additional Secretary Ministry of Law & Justice (Retd) & Registrar, CIC, Mr. Abdul Kareem, Additional Economic Adviser, Economic Advisory Council to PMO, Dr. Abdul Mannan, Joint Director, Delhi State Cancer Institute, Dr.Rajni Mutneja, Sr. Oncologist, Dr.Deepak Srivastava, Sr. Neuro Surgeon etc.  

The cultural evening showcased the in-house artistic talents of both volunteers and the patients and the program enthralled the audience especially in the context that it was a display of sheer talent and killing spirit to live despite the odds of severity of diseases of the patients.

The photographs of the program are also attached herewith for publication please.

With warm regards,

kv hamza, 
General Secretary, DNipCare


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