Eye Witness: World Palliative Care Day 2011

2011 October 17
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“a small note I made on what I witnessed on World Palliative Care Day,” from palliative care volunteer, Bindu Nair:

Bindu Nair

8th October was World Palliative Care Day. I happened to attend the programme arranged by Pallium India at Salvation Army Youth Center, Kowdiar, Trivandrum, Kerala.

When I got there, I saw the volunteers helping handicapped patients to climb down from the bus, with so much care.

I was so much moved and happy to see so many people who were ready to help the needy around them.

Their selfless gestures overwhelmed me. I am glad that in this world of corruption and selfishness, there are people who are generous enough to help others and understand the pain of their fellow beings. I thanked Almighty for making me a part of them.

The programme was as follows,

  • The chief Guest was Mr.Chandramauli, Airport Director of Trivandrum International Airport.
  • An interactive session with patients & their families followed.
  • A skit and songs by students of Mar Baselios Engineering College.
  • Food for all.
  • Songs by some of the patients also.
  • An outing to the Museum.

On the whole it was a very satisfying experience at the end of the day. People should have such experiences to make them humble & admit that GOD IS GREAT.

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