2018 Palliative Care

Palliative Care Society, Imphal, Manipur

I had to look up the word “Palliative” when I was preparing to interview Dr. Jugindra Sorokhaibam General Surgeon at Shija Hospitals in Manipur, India as part of FindingTheVoices. I learnt about the team of Physicians, medical staffs, students getting together, volunteering, pledging financially for Palliative Care in Manipur going above and beyond taking their precious time off the weekends making home visits of the old, sick and near end. This is the first of it’s kind in Manipur, an initiative focusing on humane needs, an area ignored in a conflicted land. I came out of the interview feeling totally inspired on the power of this initiative in building the community together, bringing people closer together to face such hard times, a time where family members aren’t equipped on how to handle the medical as well as the emotional care and support.

Mrs. Saroj Nalini Khomdram, my dear Ema (Mother) active volunteer for Palliative Care shared stories of the condition, the need for compassion from her weekend home visit experiences.

  • Ema shared about how the team is carrying on out of their own expense without any complain or hesitation in supporting the people in need.
    Ema shared about the days there were stuck with transportation problem.
    Ema shared about the beautiful smile of grandmother when she gave socks for her bare feet.
  • Ema shared about the tears everyone shed hearing a heartfelt poem written and read out by a young girl. The young girl wrote to God asking how long she has to live to be a burden to her mother who has to take care of her day and night.
  • Ema shared about reading Urirei Madhabi to a bedridden young man who got paralyzed after an accident.
  • Ema shared about a heartbroken father who lost his cool and said the unspeakable “Sikhradi …” as his bedridden son swore with pain.
  • Then there is the bedridden grandmother who shared sadly that her grandchildren will duck at times as she is always asking for things to be done for her.
  • …and many more…

Ema shared such stories she encountered which are priceless connecting human beings at the deepest level. It is my hope to create awareness and raise fund offering my paintings and prints of my paintings for Palliative Care Society, Imphal this season so that team of Palliative Care can reach to as many people as possible and be there for the sick and old.

I invite you to participate in this fundraising initiative and be generous with your contribution. And If you are in Manipur, I encourage you to consider volunteering for Palliative Care. 

The Art of giving, paying it forward and kindness, We have successfully fundraised INR 100001 for Palliative Care, Manipur using the paintings and art products of Monica Ingudam.

My deepest gratitude to each and everyone of you for supporting our fundraising initiative. Your contribution is going to help in getting painkiller drugs to give relief for someone in pain. Your contribution is going help in the operations effort to expand the outreach of Palliative Care team in making the old and sick feel that they are not alone. Your contribution and support means a lot. We have successfully reached the goal of raising INR 1,00,001 and have handed it over to Palliative Care, Manipur. Thagatchari, Thank you.

  1. Mohamad O (USA)
  2. Marc S (USA)
  3. Megan S (USA)
  4. Soniya Y (Australia)
  5. Arun Kumar Y (India)
  6. Gojendro N (India)
  7. Somesh L (USA)
  8.  Susan F (USA)
  9. Monica L (USA)
  10. Suzanne O (USA)
  1. Sonia S (USA)
  2. Gracy A (USA)
  3. Haokhamang H (USA)
  4. Tampha G (UK)
  5. Navneet V (USA)
  6. Nancy Y (USA
  7. Ratankumari K (USA)
  8. Tuleshwori S (India)
  9. Sameeta A (USA)
  10. Hira Y (USA)
  1. Nabakishwor H (Canada)
  2. Luis M (USA)
  3. Shanti T (USA)
  4. Aditi J (USA)
  5. Vanessa V (USA)
  6. Charlene (USA)
  7. Jamuna A (USA)
  8. Sonia S (USA)
  9. Monica I (USA)
Palliative Care in Manipur, Speech by Madam Saroj Nalini Ingudam on 3rd Pallicon 2019
With Palliative Care team in Manipur

About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.


  1. MarkMaang H

    I work as a hospice chaplain and palliative as well and interested in seeing more work at home …. keep up the good work! God bless you abundantly

  2. Hira Y

    Its really nice to hear that your painting is exhibited at the gallery. It is indeed lovely. I will be happy to support your noble cause.

  3. Jugindra S

    It was one of the highlights of PALLICON3. Oza Sarojnalini in her own candid way had moved and motivated so many. We always admire her indomitable spirit.

  4. Sujata P

    So nice to know about the project🙂 how can I be a part of such upcoming new projects where I can contribute a bit in any form, cash or kind?

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