When Lions Came Calling to GC4

The newly elected District Governor of Lions Club 322- D, Mrs Radha Agarwal recently visited GC4 as her maiden visit after taking pledge as the Lions District Governor. This was the first visit of a newly-elected Governor to any project after administration of oath by the Lions International Headquarters in the USA. It is indeed our privilege to welcome Mrs Agarwal to GC4 along with the members of Lions Club of Guwahati Arpan and the senior members of other Lions Clubs. We are grateful to Mrs Babita Marda, President of Lions Club of Guwahati Arpan for coordinating and leading the[…]

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Unveiling KC4 – Mission Smile’s Initiative towards a Cleft-Free Bengal

Today is a red-letter day for Mission Smile as we reached another milestone by inaugurating Kolkata Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (KC4) at Flemming Hospital, Topsia, Kolkata. The event turned remarkable with the attendance of our Smile Ambassador Ms Nandana Dev Sen, our chief guest for the event, along with other dignitaries – Mr. Deepak Atal -Trustee, Mission Smile, Dr. Anjana Malhotra – Plastic Surgeon and Trustee-Mission Smile, Dr Manish Mukul Ghosh – Plastic Surgeon & Medical Council Member Mission Smile, Col. Shivaji Samaddar- COO, Mission Smile and representatives from the Flemming Hospital. Some of the children who had received the[…]

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2nd International Mission at Gulbarga – A Step towards Cleft-free India

Our 2nd International Mission at Gulbarga, Karnataka, India took place from June 25 – 30, 2017. This was our 2nd Mission in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation at ESIC Medical College & Hospital and over all 4th Mission in Karnataka. The team of 50 volunteers from India, USA, Malaysia & Philippines, along with team ESIC Medical College & Hospital-Gulbarga, Student Volunteers from ESIC Medical College, Non-medical volunteers from Muthoot Fincorp Ltd-Karnataka had screened 108 patients, performed 64 Surgeries during 4 surgical days and received 80% of post-op turn out on the day of one week follow-up. We had an inaugural ceremony of this mission on June 25 in presence of[…]

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Gifting Israd the Smile She Deserved

The five year old’s battle with cleft wasn’t an easy one! Giving Israd Banu the smile she deserved was a beautiful experience for the entire team of Mission Smile at Siliguri. After being interviewed by our Program Coordinator Subhankar Saha, we came to know about the hardships the child and her family had to face in the past years. Unaware of cleft, Israd’s parents were shocked to find their baby with such a deformity. Her mother narrated about her experience when she saw her baby for the first time. The joy immediately turned into grief and the fear about the[…]

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