On Thursday September 2nd, staff and volunteers at Sambhavna celebrated the 25th anniversary of the clinic’s opening. Since 1996, Sambhavna has provided regular and ongoing treatment to more than 35,000 survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, and treated more than 100,000 unique patients in total.
To mark the 25th anniversary, the clinic held an exhibition detailing the history of the Bhopal gas disaster and all the amazing work they’ve done with gas survivors from surrounding communities in the more than two decades since the clinic first opened. The celebrations began with children from a local school presenting the clinic with a homemade banner and flowers to mark the occasion, after which the exhibition space was opened for the public to come and look around throughout the day. A screen displaying a presentation on the history of Sambhavna was also setup in the central open area of the clinic, allowing visitors to maintain social distancing while viewing.
Congratulations to Sambhavna on 25 incredible years of work and a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have worked so long and tirelessly to serve gas survivors and their local communities over that time!