On Sunday, March 20, 2016, Dr. Shirish T. Dhume, Director of DCI, addressed a CTMM meeting as keynote speaker. His presentation on DCI’s efforts to raise the prospects of underprivileged children was well received; many attendees expressed their support for DCI’s mission in combating the ravages of poverty, child labor and preventable blindness. In his speech, Dr. Dhume focused on the activities of DCI and how it is changing the lives of thousands of underprivileged children in Bangladesh and India. The event is a regular feature of CTMM and the program was organized by Jyoti Kelkar, Deepali Pawar and Sandeep Gandbhir.
In addition, Dr. Hoque, founder and executive director of DCI, thanked CTMM for inviting DCI and for providing DCI with an opportunity to share its work with members of CTMM. He discussed the volunteer work of US children and young adults who are involved with DCI’s humanitarian efforts. DCI’s volunteer programs connect American young people with underprivileged children in developing countries. Dr. Hoque noted that this provides lifelong benefits for many privileged US children who have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children from very different cultures and conditions. DCI is grateful to CTMM for its long-term partnership with DCI and for CTMM’s continued support.