First FOM Meet @Mangalore

It was indeed a wonderful get together with the Mangalore patients and care givers on the 2nd March at the KMC Hospital, Mangalore.

The day before, Augustine and Ashika took the kids at KMC Hospital through the Maximo Story. The children enjoyed with full excitement in their eyes and big smile on their face and were too happy to receive the goodies from us.

Dr. Krishna Prasad @KMC Hospital is one among those great personalities who was down to earth and so generous. The Doctor was really kind enough to confirm the auditorium for the meeting. We had his team too who gave us full support through out the meeting.

While Shylaja and Mahesh started greeting the people at the registration counter, the Big Day started in the traditional way by lighting the lamp. Dr. Krishna Prasad and Dr Dinesh along with the youngest and the eldest participant lit the lamp.. Then a

welcome speech from Mr. Shankar and Amma took the crowd through the  presentation talking about the Novartis, Friends of Max and The Max Foundation.

The open house session was very informative and interactive between the doctors and patients with care givers. Initially the queries started pouring with chits and later on the patients opened up and started to talk directly with the doctors.

Beena thanked the physicians for the valuable time spent in taking all the questions and answering them in a thorough professional way. As a token , Beena along with Ashika handed over a gift to the physicians.

Then the crowd relished the food served. I would thank Mr. Sankar who initiated and organized such nice caterers.

Post lunch the actual Drama started… 🙂

Amma explained about the theme… Mr. Ashok Kashyap’s guidance to each of the 4 groups gave the confidence to perform on the stage. The best among the best was Dr. Krishna Prasad’s performance.

Finally, Ashika winded up the meeting with a vote of thanks to one and all gathered for the meeting.

Bangalore and Calicut team were at their best helping and supporting each other to make this meeting a grand success. And Of course, our ever charming Amma, Beenaji and Ashika for their kind guidance and support.

Now its time to target another city .. 🙂


Roopa Mahesh, FOM  Bangalore