Nepathya for the Disabled
September 25, 2004
‘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
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.
Friday, May 16, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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
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.