The Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) has organised an essay competition to raise awareness on palliative care on October 17, according to a release. The topic is ‘The role and responsibility in addressing challenges faced by chronically ill

and bedridden patients’. The competition is open for all. Interested persons can send a copy of the

essay to or Vivekananda Institue for Leadership Development, CA 2, KIADB Industrial Housing Area, Ring Road, Hebbal, Mysore-570016 by October 15. For further information, contact Harish, the programme manager on 819788802 or Mary Elizabeth on 9481452824. — Staff Correspondent