MASCOM and Sheela Jaywant win Pallium India’s media awards

2019 October 14

On World Palliative Care day hosted by the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology at Kovalam, Shri Vijayanand IAS, former chief secretary of Kerala gave away Pallium India’s visual and print media awards, comprising a purse of ₹10,000 each.

Manorama School of Communication got the award for their work named “Healing Hands” in the “visual” category.

In the print category, Sheela Jaywant who works in the field of education in rural Goa got the award for the article “Stretching the end”. Sarvesh from Goa, student of IHM, received the award on behalf of Sheela Jaywant.

Click here to view the award-winning video: Healing Hands

Click here to read the award-winning article: Stretching the End

Usha S Nair, Dr T Suresh Kumar and T C Rajesh formed the jury for the print media award. Bina Paul, Sathish Babu Payyannur and T C Rajesh were the members of the jury for the visual media award.

Giving away the awards, Shri Vijayanand said that palliative care cannot be given by professionals alone. The participation by the community and palliative care with love are at the heart of the care system.

More than 180 patients cared for by Pallium India, their families and palliative care workers took part in the event.

One Response
  1. October 14, 2019

    Congratulations to both the deserving award winners!
    Sheela’s mother’s final observation (“Just what I didn’t want has happened to me. I’m now but a blob of flesh”) is a searing reminder that despite all the good work we are doing, we have a long way to go in equipping ourselves to deliver consistent scientific compassionate care.
    I must applaud the other Sheela’s work as depicted in the “Healing Hands” documentary. Hopefully, it should not be too difficult for the talented team of Manorama School of Communication to work on a shorter version of the film with English subtitles. This communication deserves to reach a wider audience.
    Kudos to Pallium not just for doing but also for recognizing and rewarding commendable work.

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