Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Symbiosis initiative: Medical aid for Pandharpur Wari – June 2014

Punekars’ welcome the palakhi of Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj & Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj with much zeal and gusto in the month of June/July every year which starts from Alandi & Dehu respectively . The Palakhis’s then proceed to Pandharpur, the home of Vithoba – Rukhamai. This year too, the Palakhis of Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj & Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj started its 23 day journey from Alandi & Dehu respectively to the home of Lord Vithoba. This grand procession was welcomed by Punekars’ on 21st June 2014.

The Inaugural ceremony was organized at Vishwabhavan, Symbiosis. Mr. Sharad Ranpise, MLA, inaugurated the medical services by Symbiosis for the warkaris and delivered an inaugural speech. This was followed by an address by Mr. Sumeet Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager, Pune. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President & Founder, Symbiosis elaborated on the Symbiosis initiative in the Community Outreach Program. Mrs. S. S. Mujumdar Hon. Director, AMM Symbiosis; Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis; Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis and Mr. Avinash Salve, Ex- Corporator PMC and many dignitaries attended & expressed their opinion on this noble initiative spearheaded by Symbiosis & Sheela Salve Memorial Trust.
This was followed by the departure of the mobile medical units for the wari from Symbiosis campus to specified locations.
Last year the total number of warkaris served were 12,552. This year the total number of warkaris served has increased to 26,950. Warkaris were treated for various ailments like Acute Gastro Enteritis, Fever, Acute respiratory infection, different kinds of minor injuries, aches / pains etc. The event was successfully managed by SCHC Medical Officers, Emergency medical practitioners’ and the MBA students which was applauded by one and all.
Standing true to the saying, “Leader by example”, on 21st June 2014, Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar encouraged the teaching & non-teaching staff members of Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences to join & walk with the wari which was nearly 15 K.M. This as cited later by many employees of Symbiosis was an experience of a lifetime.

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