KOCHI: In the run-up to the Navy Week 2017 celebrations, goodwill services were rendered by Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) in association with Naval Wives Welfare Association (NWWA), Southern Region at the Don Bosco ‘Valsalya Bhavan’, Ponnurunni and ‘Sneha Bhavan’, Palluruthy on Wednesday and Thursday. The team from Southern Naval Command undertook a slew of activities towards improving the existing facilities at the two places. The work rendered ensured the buildings got a facelift.
At Valsalya Bhavan, the Naval personnel carried out repairs to equipment, electrical fittings, furniture and plumbing works and also carried out general cleaning and painting of common areas as well as mosquito proofing. Each child was also provided with a personal hygiene kit with daily use items and various common items for daily use. Laila Swaminathan, senior member, NWWA(SR) handed over gifts and prizes to the children.
At Sneha Bhavan, besides other things, the services included manufacture of small utility items. The Naval personnel also donated sports equipment as well as common daily use items for the use of children. A friendly football match and telegames were also conducted. NWWA senior member Neerja Alamanda gave away the prizes to children.
Additionally, a team of three specialist doctors in ENT and General Medicine accompanied by five medical assistants of the Naval Hospital - INHS Sanjivani - conducted a medical camp for about 100 boys of Sneha Bhavan. The medical investigation, included measurement of height, weight, BMI, BP and eyesight. Boys diagnosed with mild ailments were provided medicine and first aid items.