Diabetes Awareness Program by Harmony Foundation:
An interactive program on Diabetes awareness, aptly called Meethi Baatein, was conducted by Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Sanofi Aventis at Lions Bhavan on 29th November. Our Association collaborated with them in posting invitations, informing local SCAs, providing publicity, arranging the venue, caterers, photographer etc. Nearly 80 senior citizens turned up.
The program consisted of many rounds of simple quizzes ( in Kaun bAnega Crorepathi style) relating to old Bollywood movies, old Hindi songs, simple questions about diabetes and an expert talk (presentation) on basics of the disease. The emphasis was on how to live and manage life successfully despite diabetes by suitable mix of exercises, medicines and proper diet control. There were also brief presentations by four "Champions" who have managed to lead a normal life by keeping the disease under control. Organizers were liberal in giving away many small prizes for answering questions or for singing. Ms Kamakshi was luckiest to bag four prizes.
There was a short film on Sanofi too. There was sumptuous high tea to tackle before participants dispersed. The meeting was enjoyed by all, not only for its highly informative content but also for its fun component. The exuberant anchor and most satisfying Q&A session are unforgettable features. What I personally found intriguing was the absence any
marketing pitch during entire show.