Eye Witness: World Palliative Care Day 2011
“a small note I made on what I witnessed on World Palliative Care Day,” from palliative care volunteer, 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.