On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, more than 80 children of SOS Children’s Villages in Faridabad sent rakhis and handmade cards to doctors and Corona warriors of Max Healthcare hospitals, including Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital at Saket and BLK Super Specialty Hospital at Pusa Road in Delhi.
The colourful, vibrant cards, hand-made by children, carried messages to the Corona Warriors at the two hospitals, thanking them for all their efforts and sacrifices in protecting the people in the time of the pandemic.
“Thank you for fighting with the Cornovirus on our behalf,” said a card handmade by an SOS child. “You are all real-world heroes for protecting us from the Coronavirus and saving lives,” said a card handmade by another. “You are all real heroes. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy,” said another card made by an SOS child.
The doctors were overwhelmed at this show of love and affection from the children.
Said Dr Gurpreet Singh, VP & Unit Head, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi: “Raksha Bandhan has turned out to be special for us this year with rakhis from the kids of SOS Children’s Village in Faridabad. The intricate and beautiful cards that the children have hand-crafted are clearly a labour of love that must have taken each of them many hours to create. The cards carry heartfelt messages for our doctors and nurses. Our Corona warriors are overwhelmed by this gesture in the midst of facing one of mankind’s biggest pandemic. We all thank the SOS children for this loving gesture.”
Added Dr Sanjay Mehta, Unit Head & Vice President, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi: “We all are deeply touched at receiving the rakhis and cards from the SOS children. It is a deeply emotional moment for us after everything the Corona Warriors have gone through in the past few months. We will treasure these symbols of love and affection for many years to come. And this bond will last lifelong.”
Said Sudarshan Suchi, Secretary-General of SOS Children’s Villages of India: “This Raksha Bandhan, we and our children recognise the remarkable contribution of doctors, nurses and all the other COVID Warriors for saving humanity from the pandemic. In celebrating them, we celebrate the shared value of selfless efforts of our SOS mothers for creating lasting bonds of devotion, care and commitment.”
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