On the 16th of August 2004 , the anniversary day of SJ Reunion Meet of Recca78 We presented ‘onakkodi’ to Valsan and Sangeetha (both HIV +) and their 3year old son Anugraha. They were under the care of Cancer and AIDS Shelter Society (CASS ) ; Kudamaloor Kottayam and run by Sr Dolarus . On hearing that CASS was planning to celebrate Onam on 21st Aug for their potients SEWA representatives reached CASS centre as representatives of REC, Calicut, volunteering to present Onakodi to all its beneficiaries. .
The function included variety entertainment program staged by the members of CASS interspersed with messages on Onam by invited dignitaries . Suresh Kurup (MP) , Thomas Chazhikadan (MLA) , Municipal Chairman, Councilors, Panchayat President, Supdt of Police, Dy SP, George Mathew ,GM of MRF, Mrs. DC Kizhakemuri etc were some of the dignitaries besides representives form Lion’s, Rotary, Y’s men, Interwheel Club and so on . In the message our president described how and why SEWA society was formed, its relevance in the present day situation, and our mission of restoring smile on faces of all. The formal meeting and entertainments was followed by sumptuous Onasadya, sponsored by young stars from film world like Madhu Varrier and Jishnu ( Nammal fame and a Mech graduate from REC calicut ( 1998) ) . Thereafter kits containing 10 kg of rice, provisions, oil, payasam along with Onakodi sponsored by SEWA was presented to the beneficiaries. Though our contributions were meager it was valued highly by all since it was voluntary.