On 17th February 2019, M. B. Barvalia Foundation organized 70th FREE Multidisciplinary Child Care Camp at Spandan Holistic Mother and Child Care Hospital, Deonar Municipal Colony, Govandi.
Camp commenced at 9.30 am. with registration procedure after lamp lighting by chief guests & delegates which included Mr. Mahesh Bhai Gandhi (an industrialist and a social worker), Yogesh Zaveri (Ex-President Rotary Club Ghatkopar), Mr. Arjun Khandelwal (Co-founder Samanvay Foundation), Mr. Bhalerao from Bharat Petroleum, Mr. Kamlesh Yadav from ALIMCO, B. K. Pramilaben, B. K. Dr. Jaiswal and Mr. Sandeep Jain (an entrepreneur and philanthropist). The camp was executed under the guidance and coordination of Dr. Shankar Chawla and Dr. Rahul Suryavanshi, supported by Dr. Bishnoo Behera, Dr. Piyush Ozha and Dr. Nrupen Bhutkar.
The child care camp saw a footfall of 98 children suffering from disabilities like Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, ADHD, Slow Learners, Learning Disability, Epilepsy, etc. Children patients were screened by Homoeopathic Doctors right after the registration. Further, they were sent to the appropriate consultants and specialists for evaluation.
Inauguration of the campaign was done by our chief guest Mr. Maheshbhai Gandhi, an industrialist and a social worker, by lightning the lamp, which was supported by various guests of honor like B. K. Pramilaben, B. K. Dr. Jaiswal, Shree Sandip Jain, Mr. Arjun Khandelwal (Co-founder Samanvay Foundation), Mr. Bhalerao from Bharat Petroleum, Mr. Kamlesh Yadav from ALIMCO, Dr. Praful Barvalia (Chairman, Barvalia Foundation & Spandan Institute), Shree Anil Barvalia, Dr. Mrs. Alka Barvalia and other eminent dignitaries. Mr. Gandhi appreciated the foundation’s efforts and the help it provides to the society at large by organizing such camps. He further requested the crowd to continue to support the noble cause. The Chairman of the foundation, Dr. Praful Barvalia informed about the number of children with Autism who have been rehabilitated in mainstream and also felicitated 6 children who cleared SSC in spite of this disability. His announcement of a past student of Spandan who successfully finished his graduation aroused a big round of applause. He also mentioned about the expansion plan of the organization of setting up a super-specialty operation theatre, neuro muscular rehabilitation center as well as advanced therapy centres like aqua therapy and sensory park for children in 2019.
We joined hands with ALIMCO, a Govt. of India Undertaking organization which works with an objective of benefitting the persons with disability to the maximum extent possible. The Corporation produces 355 different types of quality aids and appliances required by orthopedically, visually & hearing handicapped. During the camp, 44 children were benefited by registering with ALIMCO to receive respective mobility aids.