Thursday, October 23, 2014

Deepavali Celebration by DNipCare with Cancer Patients in Delhi State Cancer Institute & Sir Sobha Singh Dharmashala

Festivals and Festivities are taboo for Cancer Patients, but We, the volunteers of DNipCare, could make this Deepavali a joyous one for all the Cancer Patients, their bystanders and ourselves in Delhi State Cancer Institute & Sir Sobha Singh Dharamshala.  

The earthen Diyas painted and decorated by the patients and their bystanders started giving them a participatory feeling right from three days before Deepavali.  Despite the on and off pain and distressing side effects of chemo and radio therapy, the patients, some of them with tracheostomized neck and cannula bearing wrists were more than happy to join our volunteers in creatively colouring and decorating the earthen diyas as can be seen from the photographs.  Through these occasional participatory activities with our volunteers, these patients, majority of them hail from distant places of the adjacent States of this National Capital Territory of Delhi, are able to garner a positive change in the debilitating conditions they undergo while availing treatment for the dreaded disease of Cancer.    

Then today it was the Rangoli with vibrant colours made by both volunteers and patients together marked the special feature of our celebrations followed with distribution of fruit juices and gifts for patients while exchanging pleasantries.  We also could distribute blankets for few of the patients staying in open in the campus of GTB Hospital and Delhi State Cancer Institute so as to support them to fight the nip in the air growing fast to unbearable cold during night.

with warm regards,
kv hamza,
General Secretary, DNipCare

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