I recently returned from a trip to Mumbai, India where I volunteered my time at a Samagam community gathering. I was there in my capacity as a Doctor of Chiropractic and offered humanitarian chiropractic work to those who don’t have access to chiropractic.
This was such a rewarding experience.
I’ve put together a selection of great photographs from my time in Mumbai and recorded a video to cover what happened.
You can watch this below. Please ask me any questions you may have in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
- A Samagam is a Sikh term meaning union, close association, or fellowship. It’s a kind of extended program focused on fellowship of sangat, or spiritual companions in a gathering of similar people
- There were approximately 1 million in attendance
- 35 chiropractors were there to adjust as many people as possible, who otherwise don’t have access to chiropractic care (unlike us lucky Aussies)
- Each day the bus would drop us off at the chiropractic tent were we saw our patients
- The patients received a chiropractic care class before they saw a chiropractor
- On some days there was a three hour wait list to get adjusted!
- Over 12,000 adjustments carried out by 35 chiropractors across 4 days (many of these captured in my pictures)
- Each meal, approximately 60,000 people were fed
- After all the hard work we flew down to Southern India (Goa), to catch up on sleep, relax on the beach and take stock of the experience we just shared together