On the 4th of July 2012, the Central Minister for Defence, Shri A.K. Antony inaugurated the WHO Collaborating Centre at Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS).
Many eyes were full, as Lija stood on her two legs and sang the invocation. She had been wheelchair bound and had been under Pallium India’s care for six years before finally she got her knees replaced thanks to the kind support of students and staff of Holy Angels ISC School at Nanthancode, under the guidance of their Principal, Rev. Sr Linnis Noronha.
Following the inauguration, Shri A.K Antony handed over to Sr Linnis Noronha a plaque of appreciation, to the loud applause of an appreciative audience.
Kerala’s Health Minister Shri V.S. Sivakumar promised support for Pallium India, and the young member of Parliament, Shri Sampath announced that he was going to follow Shri A.K. Antony’s advice and devote one day a month for palliative care.
The Worshipful Mayor Smt Chandrika and the chairman of Trida, Shri Venugopal offered felicitations.
Quite a befitting beginning to the work of the WHO Collaborating Centre.
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