On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM, Sreenivasa Prasad Rao (AMMA) Sarvaraju <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Happy Dussera in advance…..
Last Wednesday (13.10.10) I took a part in Food Donation and counseling program by Vasundhara Garu (SEVA NGO) at Nandamuri Basavatarakam (NTR) Cancer Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. She distributes food packets to patient and their attendees who are staying at Dharmashala by paying Rs.12/- per day. Here, we can see people from surrounding villages and even from far distance places/areas for treatment (like radiation and other cancer related) which requires more than one day stay at this hospital. Poor and needy who unable to pay higher rents will stay here at Dharma Shala (which is constructed with the help of Sri Yalamanchali. Nageswara Rao Garu) by paying Rs.12/- rent per day.
This day she distributed around 130 Foods Packets (which consisted of White Rice, Saambaar and two pickles) at Dharmashala and remaining to other poor & needy. After this Distribution she went to each and every patient and/or their attendees and motivated them in order to remove fear about cancer and its treatment along with food habits which is useful the patients. I really inspired and stunned a lot for her deeds and acts. For her it costs monthly around Rs.12000 to 15000/- (4/5 Wednesdays in month).
She advised us to plan any breakfast/snacks/fruits/food donation at this place one day per week on regular basis. We can distribute 2 idles or even a small/big milk bread or food or biscuit packets, fruits per head. She is also ready to contribute some part in our distribution project also.
After this visit, in my opinion, it is very useful to go for the any of the above by taking approval of other active members. I have even thoughts of visit Usmania Hospital & Gandhi Hospital or even NIMS where we can see more numbers of such poor and needy people and select any the above for this project. I am sure that we can reach many poor and needy in these hospitals.
We even go for distribution of old clothes after having a proper plan.We can see many sad faces here who are fear of cancer and/or its treatment. One old lady cried in front of her with a fear about the treatment, she gained some strength after Vasundhara Gari kind words.
Please kindly revert with your suggestions, feed backs and advices. Meanwhile I will visit other hospitals too and update you the status.
I am very much thankful to Sri.Vasundhara Garu of SEVA for giving me this great opportunity. She is doing this activity by taking prior approval from hospital authorities. Many other kind hearts are distributing food at this places on other week days.
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