Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Diwali at the Kondhwa Leprosy Hospital

Dear Benefactors, Well Wishers, and friends, 

As you all would recollect, on 03 Nov, the day of Diwali, members of the Prayas Club of AFMC went through with their plan of going to visit the Leprosy Hospital at Kondhwa , to share their happiness and the sheer lightness of being with the residents of the Hospital.

With the way that Pune has expanded, at times it becomes difficult to even find the Leprosy Hospital enroute to LBT (yes , thats what lies beyond Kondhwa).
The trees have now grown over the entrance ....a welcome arch

The enthusiastic bunch of Prayas Members, who dressed up in their best on this Diwali Day, went about distributing chivda, bananas, toiletries to the men and women staying at the Leprosy Hospital. 
Distributing items to inmates

The ever smiling Mrs Kumkar had kindly arranged for piping hot jalebis fresh from the Int School canteen for everyone. Lip smackingly delicious they were.

Alternate modes of transporting goods
 Our Secy, Surbhi and her band of merry helpers struggled initially with the sheer volume of banana bunches and the logistics of distribution, however with Sharanjeet and Prabhjeet both chipping in, things went off smoothly and efficiently .
 We left a lot of pleased faces at the Hospital that day, including the Nursing Staff who were given special packets of sweets catered for very thoughtfully by Dr Renuka .

A keen hospital physiotherapist Mr Benjamin (?), showed us around, and gave a pep talk to the students on the importance of early diagnosis and prompt treatment, apart from the bedrock of rehabilitation (the levels of prevention explained through a field visit). 
Briefing by Hospital Physiotherapist

After the students did their 'do good' bit, they decided to make an impromptu visit to the Old Age Home in Wanowrie, just to cheer up the inmates, and share some of the left over goodies. 
A day well spent, to do good by bringing cheer..... we are like that only!

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