Pallium India organizes its first ever virtual art exhibition and sale, “e-Manjuthulli”, to commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) on October 10, 2020.
Every year the WHPCD is celebrated across the world to support hospice and palliative care activities, and to improve awareness and access to palliative care. The theme this year is “My Care, My Comfort.”
“Manjuthulli” is an annual exhibition co-ordinated by Pallium India’s volunteers, staff and well-wishers since 2014 to raise funds to support the educational needs of children. This year, the Covid-19 situation has forced the organizers to consider taking the event online.
Palliative care providers often witness children from poor families dropping out of school when an adult family member is diagnosed with an incurable or prolonged illness. The financial difficulties arising from the treatment drive hundreds of families into poverty. Very often it is the sole earning member of the family who falls sick, leaving the family to fend for themselves but without any means. Pallium India’s educational support program currently provides financial aid to around 320 children from such families. After they complete their education, Pallium India’s career guidance counsellors guide them in finding appropriate jobs that suit their skills and interests. This year, since most of the classes are online, many of the students find it difficult to attend, owing to lack of suitable devices. The funds raised from the event will go towards all these purposes.
Several eminent artists have generously donated their paintings for Manjuthulli and have expressed their whole-hearted support. Paintings and art work are also being donated by Pallium India’s patients and their family members. All exhibits are offered at reasonable prices.
The last date to donate your paintings for this event is
September 22, 2020.
“By purchasing a painting for yourself or for gifting to a friend, you will be supporting a noble cause,” said Dr M. R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India. “The money raised from this event will go towards educating tomorrow’s citizens. These children grow up remembering the support they have received from various quarters, and many of them have come back to us, eager to do their share for the next generation.”
“Art has freed me from the limitations of my physical reality,” says wheelchair user Nincy who has donated her paintings for Manjuthulli. “Being part of this community reminds me that I am not alone. I may not be able to move even my little toe, but my art could move hearts. Through this event, I wish to let others like me know that they are not alone; and that there are so many people who understand their suffering and wish the very best for them.”
The Manjuthulli art exhibition and sale will begin on October 10, 2020 and will be on for three months.
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Here are some photos from last year’s event. For more, click here: https://www.facebook.com/palliumindia/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3382432605116128