It rained awards at DSKE | Deepalaya Hospital - An Oasis in Mewat
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Teresa
It rained awards at DSKE
IIt was a bright sunny morning. After two days of continuous rain, the sun broke through the black clouds in all its splendor. The staff and the students were waiting for the stars who had helped the students in achieving their dreams and stood by Deepalaya through all thick and thin. They were none other than our donors, who had also eagerly awaited for the occasion to honour the little champs, they had supported, with different awards.
While some of the awards were given by donors themselves, some were constituted by family members of the donors posthumously in their fond memory. Some sponsors took additional responsibility of encouraging these children, while some announced scholarships for helping the poor and meritorious students. The donors gave the freedom of giving the children what they want for which they paid in cash.
The teachers, students and their parents braced themselves for the Award distribution ceremony at DSKE on 12th August. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by Mr. T K Mathew, Mr. & Mrs. Bhaskar Sen, one of our donors, Ms. Shikha Pal and Mrs. Meera Jacob. Thereafter Mr. T K Mathew and Ms. Shikha Pal gave away the first lot of awards. The students presented a beautiful cultural programme for entertaining the guests, parents and our donors.
A total of 91 prizes were distributed to students from all classes, including the pre-primary wing for different categories. There were many students who were able to grab more than 2 prizes. On the whole, the day would be remembered fondly by the students, teachers and our donors.
Deepalaya Hospital – An Oasis in rural Mewat
There were days when our Gusbethi Hospital unit was devoid of any pediatrician. Children were at the mercy of quacks. Superstitions galore and people used to follow some natural remedies or Totkas to treat their children.
Hope dawned when a pediatric unit was envisaged with support from Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta, who was moved by the way Deepalaya works. His son Dr. Arnav Sen Gupta, started visiting the hospital once a week from September 2014, treating hundreds of children. Extreme cases are sent to his personal clinic in Gurgaon and provided free treatment.
Nishtha, a little girl enrolled at the childrens' home was suffering from tongue-tie, a congenital oral anomaly. Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta not only made necessary arrangements for her treatment but also helped us in getting a huge fee concession at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon. This was the beginning of a long relationship which flourished in the form of the new Pediatric unit at Gusbethi.
Under the able guidance of Dr. Amitava, the pediatric facility was formally inaugurated on 15th July, 2015 in the presence of Mr. T K Mathew and the local community. A section of the hospital unit was renovated, equipped with latest medical aids and colorfully decorated with cartoons to make it attractive for little children. The unit has touched the lives of 121 children in this short span of time with Dr. Amitava visiting the hospital once a week on Wednesday.