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Descriptions of events that we have conducted – what we did and how they went

Bounce Back Fundraising Event – 13 August 2016

On 13 August, an initiative named Bounce Back, run by students of Mallya Aditi International School, organised a fundraiser event at the school in support of Samiksha Foundation. The event included a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and a 5 a side football tournament.

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February at Samiksha: the beauty of the arts, poetry, and teamwork

We have some touching stories to share with you from the month of February at Samiksha, some of these are moving, some adorable, and it turns out nearly all of them involve literature, writing, and the arts in some way!

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Ranganna Tales by Author Arthi Anand at Samiksha

A reflection on the day’s event and our work by Author Arthi Anand:

When I received an email from Padma of Samiksha Foundation, I was happy that Ranganna was perceived to be a warm and happy tale to be gifted to young in-patients. That Tulika publishes its books in multiple languages, also helps increase its appeal in a multi lingual environment like the Kapur cancer ward at The Kidwai Hospital in Bengaluru.

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Teacher Reports 2012-13

Our Reports section has two new additions, written in Kannada by our dedicated teachers at the Kapur Ward, Ms. Vidyavathi and Ms. Parvathi on their work in 2012-13. Please take a look!

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June 2013: Starting our Fifth Year

June’s been a busy month at the Foundation, with us starting our fifth year at the Kapur Ward!

The events during the month have included the anniversary celebrations of Samiksha on June 18, the Rise Against Cancer basketball fundraiser, and the monthly birthday party and magic show held for children at the ward.

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Basketball Fundraiser: Rise Against Cancer

Today, the Samiksha Foundation was present at Rise Against Cancer, a basketball tournament fundraiser organised by Bangalore students at the Play Arena. The idea was to get a bunch of basketball lovers to come together and have an exciting day of fun and sport – and in this spirit of celebrating life and happiness raise funds for Samiksha and support children affected with cancer. Over 30 teams of five participated in the tournament, which was well organised and highly enjoyable!

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April 27th – a special day at Samiksha

This morning was a special morning that we all looked forward to with excitement. The celebration was the same as one done every month- a birthday party for the kids in the ward. The volunteers the same and the gifts given to the children were also similar, as these are somethings that we at the Samiksha Foundation, have almost regularised. However, this event was different. For entertainment, 16 year old Master Dilip, a child facing a life threatening illness himself , coupled with abject poverty in the family, was up on stage performing Magic for our children undergoing cancer treatment at the ward. This was a “WISH” of his that was full filled in collaboration with the “Make a Wish Foundation”

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Acceptance speech- SPM award

When Rotarian Mr. Pai (we call him Pai Uncle!) mentioned this nomination to me several months ago, I was actually taken aback. I never really thought that i would be a candidate for such a prestigious award by such a highly respected family such as Mr. and Mrs. Pai’s, because of my involvement in community service. It is indeed heartening and I am really moved by this gesture of theirs.I accept with humility and hope to  be at least half as graceful and humble as Mrs. Sushila Pai was, in her commitment to community service.

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Birthday Party dec 1st

This November birthday party at the ward was different. Instead of us organising the  event and calling resource people for magic show or storytelling, the children at Samiksha themselves decided to showcase their talent on this day. We had an afternoon full of dancing to latest kannada songs played on a mobile and solo dialogue performance, some recitation, singing by the kids . I had never seen them with such great attitude! ( They are always joyful, but this was really entertaining! I hope they were not too tired, ( they didnt seem like it), but we enjoyed ourselves a lot that afternoon. Thank you kids for the nice show and the happiness you spread around!

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An Exercise on Laughter

29th Oct 2011.

We organised a birthday party for 8 kids in the oncology ward. Our storytellers Anushri and Ambika started off with a beautiful Japanese Farmer story.The children listened enrapt to the story which had a different setting. They had a lot to imagine. Then they were encouraged to make little japanese hats with paper and straw. A simple thing that made them smile putting it on their bald heads.They wanted us to take fotos of them with these new hats. Then Lioness club of Bangalore West sponsored the event by bringing in some guests and distributed fruits to the children. Mrs. Bhatnagar donated handmade mobile pouches to all the children in the ward. Our special guest was – Member Secretary of a Laughter Club of Bangalore. She presented some interesting insights into laughter and its importance. With her skill and communication abilities she drew the kids out into peals of laughter and taught them some laughter exercises.

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