Foundation Against Thalassaemia organized the International Thalassaemia Day event to commemorate the thalassaemia patients who are no longer with us but are always close in our heart and to celebrate all those patients who are with us and fighting everyday for their right to a better quality of life as well as to create more education about this dreaded disease and its detection, prevention and control.
Smt. Seema Trikha, MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Haryana graced the event as the Chief Guest. Mr. Rahat A Bhatia (Industrialist, Global Networker & Philanthropist), Ms Sanjana Jon (International Celebrity Fashion Designer) and Ms Rashmi Sachdeva (Mrs. Universe 2016 and Brand Ambassador of Foundation Against Thalassaemia) marked their presence as the Guests of Honour. Baby Suhani Bhatnagar was also invited as a Special Guest. The students of Sur Jhankar Kala Mandir, Faridabad entertained the thalassaemic children and the other audience with their awesome musical and dance performances. Khushi, a four years old thalassaemic girl being supported by the Foundation also gave a brief dance performance which left the audience speechless.
While praising the contribution of Foundation Against Thalassaemia towards the noble work being done by it, the Hon’ble CPS and the Guests of Honors blessed the thalassaemic children with the choicest words of encouragement and motivation and wished them all a healthy and successful life. Prominent personalities from various walks of life were honoured with momentoes for their worthy support to the benevolent mission of Foundation Against Thalassamia. Office bearers and member representatives of Rotary Club of Faridabad – Central, DAV Centenary College, Bannuwal Welfare Association, Khushi Ek Ehsaas, Blood Bank - Gurudwara Sant Bhagat Singh ji Maharaj Charitable Hosipital, Navodaya Sangathan, Blood Donor Association of Charkhi Dadri etc. including Rtn. Jagdish Sehdev, Rtn. aresh Verma, Dr. Satish Ahuja, Smt. Sandeep Kaur, Aryavir Lion Vikas Mittal, Shri Satinder Fagna, Smt. Deepika Bhugra, Smt. Nidhi Sehgal, Smt. Sarita Kalia were present to endorse their support to Foundation Against Thalassaemia on this event. Mr. Rahat A Bhatia said his organization would be happy to provide suitable employment opportunities to thalassaemic job aspirants.
Shri Ravinder Dudeja, Founder Gen. Secy of Foundation Against Thalassaemia apprised the guests about the reasons, prevention and treatment of thalassaemia. He also laid emphasis on the need of a permanent space for the Foundation where it can provide facilities like conducting the critical tests for diagnosis of thalassaemia disease, blood donation, medical check-ups, blood transfusion, medicine distribution, awareness and educational seminars about this dreaded disease, vocational training and skill development center for thalassaemia children to make them more confident and competent for future life etc..
Towards the end of the event, Shri Ravinder Dudeja and Shri J K Bhatia while thanking one and all acknowledged that it’s with your cooperation and support that our organization continues to smoothly serve the thalassaemic children for their regular needs of medicines and blood transfusion for last more than twenty one years and requested for similar support going forwards also.