we Merge to Surge
CELEBRATES

‘We Merge to Surge’ celebrates the undying spirit of those little hearts, who scaled deafness with unrelenting courage and determination. The perseverance and cooperation with the systems, processes and people who were instrumental in this gruesome treatment journey exhibited by these spirited little children, deserves a special salute. 

‘We Merge to Surge’ is managed and hosted by ICHF (I Can Hear Foundation) a not for profit institution with the purpose of giving due support to the initiative against Deafness – a disability which is potentially and absolutely defeatable.

‘We Merge to Surge’ celebrates the joy of hope and fulfillment, experienced after the completion of the treatment journey laden with pain, challenges and obstacles of all kind and nature. An achievement that led these children – from despair to confidence, from silence to sound and from deafness to hearing.

‘We Merge to Surge’ is supported by Project Ghanti – a project powered by ICHF and THF which enables impoverished little children suffering from acute hearing loss to get Cochlear Implants and hearing rehabilitation at little or no cost.

‘We Merge to Surge’ celebrates the wonders of medical science and the pure intent of its professionals, who have worked tirelessly with unmatched dedication to bring sound and hearing into the lives of these children. No words can define the value of the skill, precision, expertise and patience, used decisively, to arrive at these results.

‘We Merge to Surge’ is supported by Adventis – an ENT center. Adventis has a special focus on Cochlear & Auditory Implants and has as its Director, Dr (Prof) Ameet Kishore –the renowned CI surgeon

‘We Merge to Surge’ celebrates the magic of technology and advancements in the field of medical research, devices and machines. A magic which through the efforts of skilled audiologists and rehabilitation professionals, has literally turned this disability on its head and has lent these little souls – the power of hearing.

‘We Merge to Surge’ is supported by SpHear – a centre for Audiology, specializing in Cochlear Implants , Hearing Devices and Speech & Hearing Rehabilitation. SpHear is owned, managed and run by Ms Neevita Narayan, the renowned audiologist from AIIMS.

‘We Merge to Surge’ celebrates the vision of an inclusive social fabric, laden with opportunities for these children to merge, co-exist, compete and in some cases surge ahead of the competition. A world of inclusion which breeds more such fearless little hearts, more such journeys and more such success stories.

‘We Merge to Surge’ is supported by Fundors, Associations, Socially Responsible Corporates, CSR Initiatives, Hospitals and Individuals who wish to see, make and be a part of our initiative against Deafness.

EVENT PROGRAM

18:02 - 18:08

WELCOME DANCE

Welcome Dance - Aarushi & Tanya

A Jugalbandi of 2 Classical Indian Dance Forms – Odissi (Arushi) and Bharatnatyam (Tanya)

18:09 – 18:19

INAUGURAL SPEECH

Inaugural Speech - Dr. Ameet Kishore

Dr. (Prof.) Ameet Kishore is the Co-Founder and Managing Trustee at ICHF (I Can Hear Foundation), He is an ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon with the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and the Director and Chief Consultant at the ADVENTIS ENT and Cochlear Implant Clinics.

18:20 – 18:30

LAMP LIGHTING

Lamp Lighting

Lamp Lighting by the Chief Guest, Guests of Honour & all the ICHF Trustees, to flag off “we-merge to surge – 2018”

18:31 – 18:41

GUEST OF HONOUR ADDRESS

Guest of Honour Address - Ms Sangita Reddy, JMD - Apollo Hospitals Group

Ms Sangita Reddy is the Joint Managing Director of the pioneering Apollo Hospitals Group, a proponent of integrated healthcare delivery. In addition to her operational responsibilities, Ms Reddy has led the group’s retail and primary healthcare endeavours. She is an ardent champion advocating the benefits of a global delivery model through rural hospitals, outreach camps and telemedicine. Ms Reddy is continuously engaged with the governments to deliver innovative health services harnessing digital platforms.

18:42 – 18:47

POETRY BY MARUKH

Poetry by Marukh Zaidi

Marukh was implanted at 7 years of age. She is 19 years old today and a 3rd Year Medical Student. She will soon be a Doctor.

18:48 – 18:58

CHIEF GUEST ADDRESS

Chief Guest Address - Sri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey, Minister of State for HFW, GOI

Sri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey is the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

18:48 – 18:58

CHIEF GUEST ADDRESS

Chief Guest Address - Sri Ram Kripal Yadav, Minister of State for Rural Dev., GOI

Sri Ram Kripal Yadav is the Minister of State for Rural Development, Government of India.

18:59 – 19:04

STAND UP BY KUSHAGRA

Stand Up Act - Kushagra Srivastava

A Stand up Comedy Act by Kushagra Srivastava supported by Mr. Rajesh Kumar (Actor, Indian Film & Television Industry) for a few laughs and spreading the message – Help them merge, see them surge – loud and clear.

19:05 – 19:15

SPECIAL GUEST ADDRESS

Special Guest Address - Mr Tejinder Singh, Director, MED-EL India

Special Guest Address by Mr. Tejinder Singh, Director, MED-EL India to highlight the role of professionals and cutting edge medical Technology, behind hearing impairment resolution.

19:16 – 19:21

GHANTI SONG PERFORMANCE

Ghanti Song Performance - Martin, Aarna Karji, Manya Tyagi, Arnav Agarwal & Farzad Mehfooz

ICHF has an initiative supported by the The Hans Foundation – Project Ghanti. Ghanti stands for the resolution of deafness and hearing loss. Through the Project Ghanti – about 80 children and adults have been implanted with Conchlear Implants over the last 3 years. “Ab Bajegi Ghanti Sunenge Hum” is a song which defines this project and the sensibility behind it. Aarna, Manya, Arnav & Farzad under the guidance of Ashish Martin Chauhan, performing this very special song.

19:22 – 19:27

SPECIAL GUEST ADDRESS

Special Guest Address - Dr. Vinod Nahdig, MD, Advance Bionics

Dr. Vinod Nahdig, Director, Advace Bionics, India

19:28 – 19:33

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel Discussion

Vandana Gurnani – Joint Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Dr Anupam Sibal- Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospital; Dr Kapil Sikka – Associate Professor, ENT Head Neck Surgery, AIIMS; Uttara Singh – Director, The Shriram Millenium School; Durgesh Nandan Jha – Journalist, TOI; Sudha Sahay – Principal, Shriram School, Aravalli; Ritesh Shah – Screenwriter, Indian Film and Entertainment Industry.

19:35 – 20:17

PANEL DISCUSSION

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion – Neevita Narayan, Ameet Kishore, Dr. Anupam Sibal (GMD, Appolo and Paedeatrician), Durgesh Nandan Jha, Ritesh Shah, Sudha Sahay, Uttara Singh, Vandana Gurnani & Dr. Kapil Sikka (ENT, AIIMS)

20:18 – 20:23

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Special Guest Speaker Slot -

Gen Mehta, Director, THF + Ghanti Jingle

20:24 – 20:34

ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY DANCE FINALE

Absolutely Everybody Dance Finale

Absolutely Everybody Dance Finale

20:35 – 20:45

VOTE OF THANKS

Vote of Thanks

Vote of Thanks by Ms Neevita Narayan

20:46 – 21:06

DINNER & DRINKS

Press Conference followed by Dinner

Press Conference followed by Dinner

HIGHLIGHTS

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Chief Guest "Sri Ram Kripal Yadav"

I am feeling honored to be a part of the We_merge event. I’m part of such a program whose initiative is to enlighten people about this taboo and how we can bring these children to main stream and and help build a better nation.

Special Guest "Sri Ashwini Kumar Chaubey"

I’m very happy to know that Mr Ameet Kishore and Neevita Narayan the co-founders of ICHF are doing such great work for hearing impaired children. You are giving a second life to these children by giving them their voice and hearing back. You, doctors are transforming a curse to a boon for these children.

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Guest of Honour "Ms Sangeeta Reddy"

Healthcare is so full of unsung heroes and in this field of cochlear implant and audiology and hearing impaired the audiologists and the speech therapists are the true unsung heroes.

Sounds through “Song”

A song for hope and hope for all. Let Arnav string you up in chords, as he plays the guitar, while Chhaya presents the ghanti jingle at a note and tempo which best represents the state of mind of all who suffer from hearing disability. Sing with them, surge with them.

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Sounds through “Celebration”

The pinnacle of excitement in the list of cultural performances, is reached at by a group dance performance depicting celebration after victory over hearing loss. The performers are an Unintended Mix of Children. Shake a leg and clap along. Stand for inclusion, stand for them.

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DEVICES &
IMPLANTS

  • Support the hearing
  • impaired by funding the
  • devices such as Hearing
  • Aids, Implants, etc
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TO SURGE

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  • in capacity of a sponsor
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  • hand to the initiative
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REHABILITATION

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  • impaired by funding
  • procedures and
  • rehabilitation
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  • impaired by funding
  • several initiatives
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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 2018 - 06.00 PM

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