Pallium India family celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 9, 2021 with a get-together of patients, caregivers, family members, volunteers, staff and well-wishers.
Every year during the pre-covid era, we used to conduct these events at a beautiful location like the beach or beside a lake, and so on. Unfortunately the pandemic put an end to that luxury. However, we did not want to let go of an opportunity to get together and have some fun and laughter. So this year, as in 2020, we all connected through zoom, and had a blast.
Mr Blessy, Film Director, and actors Mr Sreekant Murali and Ms Seema G Nair were the chief guests. Pallium India chairman Dr M R Rajagopal delivered the keynote address. Mr Manoj G.S, CEO of Pallium India welcomed everyone to the event. Dr Sunil Kumar M M, Additional Director of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS) announced the winners of the scholarships instituted by Mr PM Kuriakose and Mrs Annamma Kuriakose. Cine Artist Mr Vinu Mohan also participated in the event.
This was followed by cultural programs by the family members of the people receiving palliative care. Everyone participated enthusiastically. Mr Babu Abraham, Head-Social Engagement expressed thanks to everyone for being part of the event and for being a part of Pallium India family.
We look forward to the day when we can really meet again without being limited to the tiny screens. Let’s hope that day is not far.
On October 2nd 2021, Pallium India & Students’ Initiative in Palliative Care (SIPC) Trivandrum Coordination Committee of University of Kerala NSS Cell, hosted an online Annual Conference of SIPC, in association with Loyola College of Social Sciences Trivandrum & Kerala Association Professional Social Workers (KAPS) Trivandrum Chapter.
On this occasion there were Paper Presentation & Poster Presentation on the topic “Leave No One behind; Equity in Access to Palliative Care” – the theme of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 9).
The award for Best Educational Institution for Social Commitment was announced at the event. The winners are Baby John Memorial Government College Chavara, Kollam.
October 2 has been declared as SIPC day and will be observed as such, every year.