Saturday, November 23, 2013

Care India Program (Diwali with a Purpose): 09 Nov 2013

It was a balmy early winter morning on the 9th of November 2013, when twelve student members of Prayas Club made their way to the Taj Vivanta (the erstwhile out of reach Blue Diamond) under the leadership of our new Secy Ms Surbhi of X2 Batch.

The occasion was the Diwali celebrations of the NGO with which Prayas Club is closely associated (Care India , This is the very same NGO which is running the Vishranti Cancer Palliative Care Centre which is visited by our students often.

Col Nyayapathi, the Founder Trustee was very warm in his welcome of our Club as is his usual good natured self.

Lt Gen MA Tutakne, formerly Dean and then Comdt of AFMC (nearly a decade back) in his speech to the attendees was proudly appreciative of the participation over the years, of AFMC undergraduate students and Faculty Members of various Depts (esp PSM, Obs Gyn, Int Med and Paeds).

Felicitation ceremony during the event. Lt Gen Tutakne praising our Club Members

The students of the Prayas Club interacted with the beneficiaries of the activities of the NGO and were given an insight into the trials and tribulations faced by the caregivers of cancer patients. As doctors we seldom look at the personal lives of our patients, and tend to develop an impersonal attitude.

Prayas Club is all about bringing 'feeling' and 'compassion' back into the practice of medicine.

A morning well spent. A break from the studies that everyone perforce is having to do, what with Univ exams around the corner. Encouragement and motivation for a few, inspiration for many.

As a spot decision taken by the Club Members, it was decided to lobby with the Club after the College holiday break, to raise some funds for donating to this NGO.

The poster below illustrates how donations received from the public are utilised. We have seen the ground result, and are pleased to endorse and participate in their activities.

Thank you Care India for doing a wonderful job. We are proud to be associated with the good work your dedicated volunteers are doing.  

Utilization of Donated Funds

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