Drawing Competition on World No Tobacco Day
On account of World No Tobacco Day, the team from Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer’s Ahmedabad chapter collaborated with Nadiad Balkanji Bari to spread awareness among children aged between 7-15. The team conducted a drawing contest with the theme “Hazards of Smoking and Tobacco consumption”. The program began with the guests sharing their views on the hazards of tobacco and smoking among the children. Ms Ila Vora addressed the children about the harmful effects tobacco can have on one’s health.
70 students presented their drawings and the three best drawings were awarded. Seated among the dignitaries were the trustee of Maha Gujarat Cancer Hospital and trustee of Balkan-ji-bari.
The event was well received by the participants and the students who vowed to share their learnings and prevent any family members from tobacco consumption.
International Yoga Day
On the 5th International Yoga Day, the Sanjeevani team at Ahmedabad organised a yoga session for GCRI hospital. This event saw significant success with participation of more than 150 patients and caregivers and a nurse from every ward. Yoga guru Dr. Rohini Patel (of the Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda Therapy Centre), Dr Manali Shah, Dr Dipal Patel and Dr Niyanta Sailor addressed the participants with a short speech about the importance of yoga and it’s healing power.
The attendees found this session an extremely memorable and insightful one as they learned the benefits of yoga in one’s daily life, the importance of correct mind and body connect and Pranayama.
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
On occasion of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on February 15, 2019, the Ahmedabad Team of Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer spent the day at the Gujarat Cancer Society Hospital spreading awareness about cancer and the care that one should take. After the session, the team distributed gifts to the young cancer champions which brought smiles to their faces and their parents too.
Hospitals in Ahmedabad commonly see patients from low income households travelling from neighboring states to treat their cancer ailments. With limited facilities they are forced to make ends meet with the two to three pairs of clothes, which hampers the necessary hygiene levels to be maintained.
The Ahmedabad Team at Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer saw this as an opportunity to lend a hand to offer support to these patients through means of a Clothes Bank.
The inauguration of the Clothes Bank on December 07, 2018 was graced by the honorable presence of Shri Dr. Shashank Pandya, Director GCRI, Shri Prabhudasbhai Patel, Dir. Ethics Committee GCRI, Dr. Rohini Patel GCRI and Shri Uday Vora who congratulated the SLBC team on their efforts. Also present were Sanjeevani Angels Ila Vora, Krishna Mali, Vanita Vaghela, Priyanka, Hina, Disha and Tripthi.
This event saw immense support and a huge response from the people nearby. Now a routine activity, the SLBC team runs this distribution of clothes among patients in and around the area as well.
A time of celebration and good cheer, we brought in the holiday spirit with a Christmas Party on December 26, 2018. With around 55 patients and caregivers and 29 children in tow, the Christmas party was an evening of absolute joy. Present to grace the occasion were Dr. Jyoti,Head of B Wing Radiation department, Dr. Shruti and Dr. Chinmay of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute. The evening brought gleeful grins to the children’s faces as they indulged in games, laughter, dancing and good food. But not without some christmas cake!
International Womens’ Day
On occasion of International Women’s Day (March 08, 2019) Sanjeevani… Life Beyond Cancer organised an event which was graced by stalwarts of their fields, Dr. Pariseema (Dy. Dir. GCRI). Dr. Rohini Patel (Head Awareness Dept. GCRI), Ms. Sharmisthaben (Rt. Judge Sessions Court, Rotary Club), Dr. Shikha (Prof. & Active in woman welfare work, Lioness Club), Ms. Mona Darji (Matron, GCRI), Dr. Ishani Patel (Guj, Vidyapith, Social Work), Ms. Pratimaben Desai (Lions Club), Ms. Labhuben Oza (Secretory, GUDA) and Ms. Surekha (Lions club member). The event saw a good turnout of attendees to whom the mission and vision of Sanjeevani was addressed. Dr. Pariseema shared with the audience the importance of creating a mind and body connection and maintaining that balance.