Pallium India is very proud of its link centre in Lakshadweep that it catalysed. Lakshadweep, a Union Territory of India, is a group of several islands in the Arabian Sea. Access with the mainland is very hard. It is not easy to get masons and carpenters; so how would you build a hospice? In the picture you can see their visionary founder, Mr Maulana, carrying bricks. He is a school teacher by profession, who teaches arts during school hours, and finds time before and after school to work on the building. His numerous colleagues, all attracted to him by his personal magnetism and commitment, join in their work, again usually before and after working hours. Yet, they hope to finish the work by the end of March.
Dear Maulana, Ali, Kafi and others, it will be a proud moment for all of us in Pallium India, when you open the unit. I am sure the Hamrahi team from APLI (Australasia Palliative Link International), particularly Dr Odette Spruyt, Ms SarahRose, Dr Sophia Lam and Mr Alan Hebb, will be pleased too. Kudos to you.