Throughout the year SIRC organizes various events to fundraise, raise awareness about our Centre and about SCI, and to advocate/promote the abilities of the spinally injured. We invite you to support our organization through these events.
On 8th March 2011, 23 patients of SIRC received wheelchair (4 wheeler). These wheelchairs were donated by National disabled rehabilitation Society (NDRS) Anamnagar Kathmandu. The distribution programme was held on the premises of SIRC. The chairperson Mr. Rakesh Hamal formally expressed his pleasure to find an opportunity to help the spinally injured people of SIRC by providing wheelchairs.
Feb 11, 2011
His Excellency Mr. Syed Abrar Hussian, Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal handed over “Nissan Urvan” ambulance to Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) today. During the event, centre’s Chairperson Mrs. Meera Jyoti said that the cases of spinal cord injury is increasing day by day. So this is a very precious gift to the centre. She added that proper transportation plays a vital role in the transfer of the patients after injury so that they do not sustain secondary injury.
Mr. Kanak Mani Dixit, founder chairperson of SIRC said that centre has been catering to the increasing number of SCI patients with limited resources, mainly due to lack of funds. He announced that, he will drive the SIRC’s mascot “1973 model Volkswagen Beetle” to Lahore Pakistan in March 2011. The per kilometer sponsorship will raise funds for SIRC.
The centre started in Jorpati in 2002 and moved to its own building in Sanga, Kavre in 2008. At present SIRC can accommodate up to 35 patients but is in the plan to expand up to 51 beds due to increasing number of spinal cord injury, said Esha Thapa Dhungana, Director of SIRC.
SIRC Charity Golf Tournament
SIRC annually organizes a Charity Golf Tournament at the Gokarna Forest Golf Resort in the Kathmandu Valley to generate support for SIRC. The par 72 course has 18 challenging holes spread across 6715 yards. The game of golf requires strong backs and spines and thus SIRC thought it appropriate to reach out to golfers for the support of the spinally injured.
To date we have successfully held five tournaments and are working on the sixth tournament to be held on September 27, 2008. The winners of the tournaments are rewarded with various prizes provided by our generous sponsors.
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: December 26, 2009 held at the Gokarna Forest Golf Resort and Spa
Winners: Ms. Eu Hajur Thapa (Women's)
Mr. Wang Yi(Men's)
Mr. Surhid Ghimire won the “Most Birdies” award with a total of three birdies. As with all previous tournaments, the funds raised through this event went into SIRC’s charity fund, allowing indigent patients to receive necessary rehabilitation care.
5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: November 17, 2007
Winners: Eu Hazur Thapa (Women's)
Suman Suchdev (Men's)
4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: November 4, 2006
Winners: Tashi Ghale (Men’s)
Eu Hazur Thapa (Women's)
3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: November 19, 2005
Winners: Tashi Lobsang (Men's)
Kesang Lama (Women's)
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: April 9, 2005
Winners: CB Bhandari (Men's)
Turill Rusten (Women's)
1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Date: March 21, 2004
Winners: Tsultrim Lama (Men's)
Turill Rusten (Women's)
PM’s visit to the centre 27 august 2010
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal inspected Bhaisepati-based Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Kavre.He also informed that 39 patients of backbone injuries can receive treatment at the Centre. Presently, 31 are undergoing treatment.
Swimming Competition for the Spinally Injured
Our peer counsellor Sonika Dhakal and vocational trainer Rishi Dhakal also participated in ‘Swimming Competition for the Spinally Injured’ on August 29, 2010 and Sonika Dhakal came first in the women’s round.
Expression of Peace through Dance
Our peer counsellor Sonika Dhakal and vocational trainer Rishi Dhakal also participated in “Nepal, Peace is our Aspiration: Expression of Peace through Dance” which was held at the Rastriya Nach Ghar on April 23, 2010. It was an extremely moving performance and a great opportunity for the performers to exhibit their skills which can only do wonders to their self – esteem.
SIRC held its first Awareness Camp on July 22, 2008 at a school, Yagyamati Madhyamic Vidyalaya (YMV) at Paiyutar, Kopan. The purpose of the Camp was to educate and generate awareness about spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as to inform the participants about SIRC. The Camp included: by the SIRC staff about spinal injury (its causes, effects, and required care); a personal account by our peer-counselor, Shiva Neupane, about his experience with SCI; and information about our Centre. The Camp was an overall success and we hope to continue conducting such camps in the future. We hope that these camps will not educate the public about the proper care necessary and available for SCI but also lead to a decline in SIC cases in the country.
Kathmandu-Dhaka Volkswagen Beetle Rally
The Kathmandu-Dhaka Volkswagen Beetle Rally is one of SIRC's fundraising events in which a 1973 model, light-blue Volkswagen Beetle makes the 1200 kilometers journey from SIRC, Kathmandu to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. To date, SIRC has completed this sub-continental journey twice, in July 2002 and in January 2005.
Nepathya for the Disabled
'Nepathya for the Disabled' was a fundraising charity concert that took place at the Nepal Disabled Association's compound on September 25, 2004. The concert was a collaborative effort between SIRC and the famous folk rock band Nepathya, who were keen to play at no cost. The event was free of all disabled persons in the Kathmandu Valley as it was dedicated to providing the disabled with access to sheer enjoyment of meaningful, thumping Nepali rock. We were told to keep the current content previously by Kumudini mam. It will take 1 hour
On 16 May 2008, SIRC's peer counselors, Shiva Neupane and Sonika Dhakal went white-water rafting. They were accompanied by two other SIRC staff, Shrijana Aryal, nurse in-charge, and Uday Adhikari, wheelchair service coordinator. The trip was made possible by the generous support of Sherpa Trekking Service. The trip started in Belephi (lower Bhote Koshi river) and concluded below Sukute. Neupane and Dhakal paddled for over two hours and were also able to enjoy a swim in the Bhote Koshi River. Each participant had a wonderful time on the trip and it proved to be rewarding both physically and emotionally. The trip was a true testament to the capabilities of spinally injured persons as both Neupne and Dhakal are former patients of the Centre.