The 10th Kolkata Mission brought together many corporate and their employees to bring Smiles to 100 children. The mission was organized from 9th—15th May, 2015 at Flemming Hospital, Kolkata.
The 10th Kolkata Mission commenced with a curtain raiser – ‘A Mile for Smile’-Walkathon on 3 May, 2015. Ms. Locket Chatterjee, a Bengali film actor and social activist graced the occasion. Mr. Gurbux Singh, world famous Hockey player was the Chief Guest and flagged off the Walkathon from Vivekananda Park. Over hundreds of people including donors, volunteers and participated in the Walkathon to make it a success and also to create awareness for this noble cause.
In the presence of various corporate and Gen. Sankar Roy Chowdhury the inauguration ceremony that was organized on 11th of May gave the mission a start. There was a total of 169 patients who was screened in our mission site. Out of the 169 screened patients only 106 patients were found fit for surgery. 106 patients were provided with the life changing transformation surgery.
Over 38 medical volunteers from across the country came in this mission to provide free cleft care surgeries to these children. The Medical volunteer team consists of Surgeons, Anesthetists, Pediatricians, Child life counselor and the team of nurse.
Over 50 Non-medical volunteers from various corporate and Facebook came in our mission site to give their time for these needy children. There were volunteers from corporate like Apeejay Surrendra, Johnson & Johnson, Quasar Growth group,Edelweiss Group and Shoppers Stop Ltd.
The mission was completed with a completion dinner were Mission Partners and Mission Supporters came and share their views about the mission.