Moodbidri: Harmony in Healing - Basil Mendes Memorial Geriatric and Palliative Care Centre unveiled

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Moodbidri, Jan 1: In a poignant ceremony on December 28, Mount Rosary Hospital in Alangar Moodbidri witnessed the birth of compassion at the recently concluded inaugural and blessing ceremony of the Geriatric and Palliative Care Centre.

A testament to love and care, the centre was graciously donated by the main benefactors, Maxim & Nancy Mendes, joined by Sunil & Sunitha Mendes and Arun & Jennifer Mendes. This haven stands tall in honour and memory of their father, the late Basil Mendes, a visionary whose spirit of generosity echoes through the walls.

Maxim Mendes, a shining beacon of altruism, received the prestigious award of honour for his tireless charitable efforts, recognized both in Canada and around the world. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore diocese, bestowed this honour, emphasizing the impact of kindness on a global scale.

Nancy Mendes, Maxim Mendes, and Magdalene Mendes were adorned with symbolic shawls and garlands by Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, a beautiful expression of gratitude and a shared commitment to healing. The ceremony further unfolded with the unveiling of the bust of Basil Mendes by Nancy and Maxim Mendes, a touching tribute from the Max Mendes Group.

Magdeline Mendes, the guest of honour, played a pivotal role in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing not just the inauguration of a centre but the beginning of a journey towards healing. Distinguished guests including Msgr Edwin C Pinto, founder, Helpers of Mount Rosary, Fr Walter D’Souza, parish priest of Mount Rosary Church, Alangar, Chandrashekar M, CEO MCS bank, Moodbidri and Sr Suneetha D’Souza: superior general, Helpers of Mount Rosary and Sr Prescilla D’Mello, immediate past superior general, Helpers of Mount Rosary added to the spirit of celebration, representing various facets of support.


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  • Gregory Mendonsa, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 02 2024

    Congratulations to the MendesFamily for this wonderful contribution to the society. May God bless the Mendes Family for their gracious deeds.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Jan 01 2024

    Our Best Wishes ...

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  • Austin Peres, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 01 2024

    Good coverage of the event by Daijiworld. Congratulations to the Mendes Brothers for their Noble Deed to humanity. God Bless them with health and prosperity to do more charity.

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  • Rubeena, Alangar

    Mon, Jan 01 2024

    I Had a opportunity to see this Palliative care centre. It's fully furnished and done well. Nice see people donating to the good purpose. May many people follow similar steps of giving back to society. Regards Rubeena

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  • Santhosh, Moodbidri

    Mon, Jan 01 2024

    Hi Really a good cause. First time in moodbidri area. May it help seniors and needy people. All the best.

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