The gala event of World DuchenneAwareness Day (WDAD),was celebrated by MDCRC, Coimbatore on September 6, 2015 at Jennys Club lawn. It was indeed a pleasant evening from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The occasion had invited delegates from various walks of life who would inspire the children and parents to the maximum by inducing positive thoughts and high spirits.

The little heros of MDCRC, were considered as the chief guests who were warmly welcomed by fruit punch and cookies of various kinds. The pre program event was made very interesting with amazing balloon shows and decorating their individual wooden cars with stickers. Each kid was engrossed in sticking colorful stickers on their wooden cars with their names on it to make it look unique from each other.

The clock struck 4:30 pm, Mr. Shankar Yoga sir, started announcing for the program and the formal Duchenne Awareness Day program began with a prayer song followed by the Welcome note read by Mrs. VeenaPathy, close associate and well wisher of MDCRC. The guest of honor was Mrs. Swarnalatha who gave a very inspiring speech followed by a song for the kids. She stunned the audience with her sweet melody. Next, the special address of the day was given by Padmashree Dr. Krishnakumarji , Chairman, AVP, Coimbatore. With lots of prayers he along with Dr. Noorul Amin, physiatrist, Government Hospital, Coimbatore let out a huge bunch of balloons into the air with several prayers of the kids written to reach the divine and hoping it would bring their prayers true.

Next program in the agenda was the magic show. Mr. Super Raja, magician from Bavani came all the way to entertain the kids and all the children were totally in a different world for a few minutes. His show was so fascinating that it drew the attention of every individual. The kids were enthused with the next program which was the car race. Each kid had made his wooden car very decorative and let it run down the ramp. Among the three cars, the one which was first was chosen for semifinals and then the grand finale. Three cars were taken as the prize winning cars, Master Kavin won the first place, second prize was bagged by Master Ravishankar and third place was won by Master Sivashankar.

The event ended with refreshments where the parents and children enjoyed interacting with each other. The media persons interacted with the kids and parents found that the children were overjoyed at the fun filled event. Some kids left the place saying they wanted another event very soon so that they could be with their friends and have a great time once in a while. We are extremely grateful for all our patrons, guests, parents and children who made the event a wonderful one. Thank u all for your support.

The request from parents was…can we one such event every month. Yes , such events peps up the spirits of the kids and families with Duchenne, bring in a lot of contentment to the people involved and we give the taste of sharing to young college volunteers !!

Together we make a difference !