Students from Podar International School (IB) visited Vimala Dermatological Centre, a leprosy home at north Mumbai as part of their CAS activities (Creativity, Action and Service) on 10th July 2007. VII standard PYP students formed the group for today's visit.
Earlier on 4th July students from III & IV standard and on 9th July students from V & VI standard visited the Centre as part of CAS activities.
Indian Development Foundation team welcomed the students to the Centre and showed them round the hospital. Students were given health awareness talk on leprosy, which helped them to clear their doubts on the disease.
Dr. A. R. K. Pillai, President of the Foundation talked to the students on scientific information on leprosy while Dr. Sharad Nayampally, IDF Ambassador gave an insight into social work and explained about IDF activities.
Mrs. Sarala Gavane, CAS Co-ordinator led the students to the Centre along with a couple of teachers from the School. Students raised several questions and cleared doubts as they listened to the talk. IDF team explained every point and motivated the students to participate in the national programme.
Vimala Children were invited to the hall and the students from Podar interacted with them. Podarites exchanged pleasantries and enthused Vimala children to study well.
The students left the venue fully informed of the topic and expressed their full participation and support for IDF activities.
Mr. Sanjay Waghmare, Admn. Officer, IDF made all the arrangements for organising the event.