“Life is beautiful”…However, sometimes Life can play mysterious
games around us, but how we overcome it, or how we get past it is what makes the difference.
At times, this battle is to be fought long and hard by just one person. Cancer, a battle within your
own body, is one such disease where you need to battle to recover. Unfortunately, this disease
affects children as well, and to let them fight this, it needs a lot of courage, strength and
To put a smile on their face from the tiring routine of treatments, a play-park, ‘Happy Place’ is
being built by the Madras Mylapore Round Table 3 and Madras Mylapore Ladies Circle 4 at the
Adyar Cancer Institute. Built in a 4,000 sq. ft. area, this park has been carefully crafted to meet
the needs of the kids in the paediatric ward. With nochi plants to keep the snakes and insects at
bay, little bird houses to add the ‘at home feel’, colourful flowering plants, a podium with a
beautiful mural to host plays and celebrations, every little detail has been looked into for
providing their safety and to ensure that the kids are cheered up and have a ‘happy place’
during their treatment.
‘Happy place’ will be inaugurated at the Mahesh Memorial ward of Adyar cancer institute on
20 th February, 2017, Monday at 11 am by the chief guests, Dr. V. Shanta, Chairperson of The
Adyar Cancer Institute and Ms. Gautami Tadimalla. Ms. Prachi Agarwal, National President of
Ladies Circle India will be the guest of honour. The donors, the chairman of Round Table Area 2,
Mr Akshay Dugar, chairperson of Ladies Circle Area 2, Ms Shruti Dugar, Dr. A.V Lakshmanan
and Dr. Vidhubala from the Adyar cancer institute, Chairman of Madras Mylapore roundtable 3,
Mr. Abishek Gupta and Chairperson of Madras Mylapore Ladies Circle 4, Mrs. Kavitha
Shanbhag will be the other dignitaries present at the event.
Until now, there was no park nor a dedicated play area for the kids- some as young as 3 months
old, who come for treatment. Building a park would give them some happy distraction while
undergoing treatment and help them enjoy and live their childhood. The park will play a vital
role in improving the children’s response to treatment in a holistic way thereby paving way for
a speedy recovery.