New Delhi/Faridabad, August 3, 2020: On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, more than 80 children of SOS Children’s Villages at Faridabad sent rakhis and hand-made cards to doctors 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 people during the pandemic.
“Thank you for fighting with the Coronavirus on our behalf.”
“You are all real-world heroes for protecting us from the Coronavirus and saving lives.”
“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 during challenging times.”
These are some of the cards handwritten and made by the SOS children.
The doctors were overwhelmed at this show of love and affection from the children.
Dr Gurpreet Singh, VP & Unit Head, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi said: “Raksha Bandhan has turned out to be very 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.”
Sudarshan Suchi, Secretary-General of SOS Children’s Villages of India said: “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.”