Surakshabandhan, initiative to express gratitude towards people in our country who relentlessly dedicate their entire time protecting, safeguarding interests of common citizens
Mithibai College’s international intercollegiate cultural festival Kshitij came up with a unique way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. Thus, Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns conceptualised ‘Surakshabandhan’, an initiative to express gratitude towards certain people in our country who relentlessly dedicate their entire time in protecting and safeguarding the interests of common citizens.
In the recent past, the violence against doctors has increased tremendously. This is why all of us Team Kshitij expressed our gratitude to all the dedicated doctors who have been protecting us by celebrating SurakshaBandhan with Dr TP Lahane, Dean, Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital, Mumbai and other doctors at Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Hospital, Mumbai, the Dean and other doctors at BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai on August 14, 2019. Members of Team Kshitij were with the doctors and staff at the hospital and tied the Suraksha-Sutra. This was followed by a short performance highlighting the significant role played by the doctors.
Dr Lahane said: “It is an excellent initiative taken by team Kshitij. I feel so proud when I see today’s generation making efforts and appreciating the work that doctors do.”
Dr Ragini, Head of Department, Ophthalmology, JJ Hospital said: “I felt so overwhelmed when I saw the students of Team Kshitij take the initiative to come to JJ Hospital and build bonds with us and show their gratitude towards all the efforts we put in to save as many lives as we can.”
Team Kshitij went a step ahead by sending 150 rakhis to Kargil for the soldiers who protect our borders to pass a message of admiration and spirit of dedication towards our soldiers.
Team Kshitij also celebrated ‘Surakshabandhan’ with Mumbai Police, Mumbai Traffic Police and the Firefighters on August 14, 2019. Members went to police stations in Juhu and Vile Parle, tied rakhis and distributed sweets with the policemen and firefighters.
Dr Rajpal Shripat Hande, Principal, Mithibai College said, “I would like to appreciate the efforts put in by Team Kshitij and their unique way of expressing gratitude towards the true rakshaks of our society who relentlessly dedicate their time and sacrifice their personal life for the citizens of India.”