Gopika, Shiju and Sameer, Chefs on wheelchairs were featured in a television show aired by Kairali TV on November 6th based on the Half-way Home run by TIPS, Pallium India. It also featured Jyothikumar, artist and poet, who despite his paraplegia, moves by himself from his wheelchair to his three wheeler, folds the wheelchair and loads it on his vehicle and drives away, inspiring us all the way. The first part of the program telecast on 5th November featured Ashla, who is a quadriplegic, works as Pallium India chairman’s executive assistant.
We are very grateful to Dr Lekshmi Nair, Professor at the Law Academy, Trivandrum, the anchor of the popular show called “Flavours of India” which brings to us tastes from various parts of the country. And of course our thanks are due to the Department of Social Justice of Government of Kerala which funds the project and to The Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology at Kovalam for conducting a free course for our Half-way Home.
And here comes the icing on the cake: Just as the show was ending on 6th November, came a call offering an electric wheelchair. Thank you Mr Prabhakaran. We await more such calls!