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Kids suffering from cancer have fun time

Last Updated : 23 January 2012, 19:51 IST
Last Updated : 23 January 2012, 19:51 IST

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In the otherwise gloomy atmosphere of a hospital, it was a fun-filled day for children fighting against cancer. Students from various schools and colleges gathered at AIIMS to celebrate Republic Day with 80 children at the cancer ward.

At the one-hour-long programme, a visually challenged kid recited a Hindi poem, Machli jal ki raani hai.

Students from some schools and colleges, including Venkteshwara College and Kirori Mal College, distributed crayons, colour books, chocolates, biscuits and candies to children at the cancer ward. Some students also played guitar.

“We held the programme for two reasons. Firstly, all students somehow celebrate Republic Day, but those in hospitals can’t do the same. We wanted them to have a feel of the day.

Secondly, today is also the birthday of Subhas Chandra Bose,” said Rahul Verma, co-founder of Uday Foundation, which organised the event.

The number of kids at the cancer ward was high on Monday as it was also the Outpatient Day for pediatrics cancer.

Doctors took questions from the patients and guided them on how to lead a normal life in spite of fighting cancer.

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Published 23 January 2012, 19:51 IST

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