Published on: May 6, 2014

“The Desert Rose”, the 5-day exhibition organized by Pallium India in association with Alliance Française de Trivandrum happened from the 26th to the 30th of April 2014. The exhibition that showcased the indomitable spirit and strength of people in the face of adversity, included artistic creations including paintings, ornaments and umbrellas created by some of our patients, most of them wheel-chair bound, and their children.

The event was inaugurated on April 26 by one of our patients, Mr Sameer, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Sindhu, Preetha, Jyothikumar, Suresh, Rama, Manoj, Dr Sijo are the patients whose creations were displayed at the exhibition. There were also art works on display by Midhun and Saji Lal, children of two other patients.

Her Excellency the Governor of Kerala, Smt Sheila Dikshit visited the exhibition on April 28. She viewed the paintings, ornaments and umbrellas created by our patients and also interacted with the patients.

Mr George K. Thomas, a wheelchair-bound person, made a presentation about a “Wheelchair-friendly Trivandrum” before the Governor. Smt Dikshit said that we should make the police, traffic police and the local bodies sensitive to the requirements of paraplegics. She offered support to the efforts of Pallium India in trying to reduce the pain burden in the country. Thank you very much for your kind gesture, Your Excellency.

Smt Dikshit released Pallium India’s brochure titled “The 10 things that Pallium India did in 10 years”.

Thank you every one, who supported this event by visiting or by sending your greetings. It means a lot to us.



Here are some more pictures..

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