The Nagpur Centre of MOHAN Foundation under the leadership of Dr. Ravi Wankhede organized an evening “Doctors sing for Organ Donation”. This program was conceptualized and presented by Dr. Wankhede at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur on 16 November 2014. It was organized to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation.
The program began at 7 p.m with Saraswati Stotram of sage Agastya: Ya Kundendu Tusara Hara Dhavala…This was followed by Dr. Ravi Wankhede who came on the stage amidst creative background décor and gave a brief account about the reason of holding the event and the functioning of MOHAN Foundation and its activities at Nagpur. He asked for help of Nagpurians to sustain the Nagpur Centre and to join Friends of MOHAN Foundation group to propagate organ donation. He presented a specially made memento to those who had helped the Nagpur Centre of Mohan Foundation & those organizing the show - Dr. Ghanshyam Mundhada, Ar. Vijay Salankar, Dr. Ravi Mohanka, Dr. Sudhir Bhave, Mrs. Shweta Shelgaokar, Dr. Sudhir Mangrulkar and others.
This was followed by series of songs by select 12 doctors with a penchant for singing. The theme of the songs were related to the subject of the event, which enthused optimism even on the face of grief and calamity. This part of the program was compeered by Dr. Sudhir Bhave a well know Psychiatrist of repute and a singer himself. After each song, there was a live session of questions and answers related to the subject. This interview session was conducted by Mrs. Shweta Shelgaonkar an officer with the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and an excellent compere of National repute. Dr. Ravi Wankhede answered the questions with the help of visuals related to the subject.
The doctors who rendered the wonderful numbers were Dr. Prashant Nimbalkar (Rediologist), Dr. Rajesh Iyer (PG Student), Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar (Plastic and reconstructive Surgeon), Dr. Gauri Arora (Anaesthesiologist), Dr. Mukund Oak (Ophthalmologist), Dr. Sudhir Bhave (Psychiatrist), Dr. Swapna Khanzode (Intensivist), Dr. Pradeep Rajderkar (Internal Medicine), Dr. Ravi Wankhede (Transfusion specialist). Guest artists were the Yesudas of Nagpur Mr. Unnikrishnan and Mr. Dhiraj a singer par excellent who has sung under the famed A R Rehman. Dr. Lokendra Singh (Senior Neuro-surgeon) a multifaceted personality of National repute, rendered heart moving poems written for the occasion. Approximately 500 people attended in that program & 8 participants picked the donor card.
The program was very well attended & received by the elite of Nagpur.