KOCHI:‘Hrudaya Sangamam - 2015’, jointly organised by the Heart Care Foundation and Lisie Hospital, was held here on Sunday.
The annual meet, which is organised for extending moral support to heart patients and their family members, was inaugurated by Cardinal Mar George Alencherry at the Lisie Hospital auditorium. “The heart, which is made of flesh and blood, must have love and compassion to be complete. Compassion is one of the greatest qualities of human personality,” the Cardinal said. As part of the programme, six patients who underwent heart transplant surgery at the hospital were felicitated. Around 600 patients who underwent heart surgery and their relatives attended the function.
On the occasion, the Cardinal presented this year’s Social Excellence Award’, constituted by the Heart Care Foundation, to actor Mammootty.
Mammootty in his speech said he had done nothing great to be honoured with the award. “Doing charity work and showing compassion to fellow beings are everybody’s duty. I was just doing that,” he said.
Mammootty was selected for the award in recognition of his various philanthropic activities.
Heart Care Foundation chairman Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram delivered an introductory address on heart diseases.