The Last Lesson

Mrs Bimla Misra
On 12th September 2013, former Principal of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Mrs Bimla Misra (84 years) bid farewell to this world - but not before teaching another lesson: as per her wish, her body was donated to the cause of medical education to King George's Medical University (KGMU) sans rituals. Mrs Misra taught her students most of her life till mid-August 2013.

Anatomy, the study of the structure of the human body, is one of the most important courses in the medical education. The need for human bodies is pressing and no doubt Mrs Misra's gift will be valued and honoured.

Affectionately addressed as 'Mamma' by most of us, she always stood as a living example of empowerment and living life with dignity and grace. Mother of CNS Executive Director Shobha Shukla, she could not have given a more powerful example when it was the time to go by donating her body and rising above traditional customs and rituals to support the cause of science.

As her daughter and CNS head Shobha Shukla said, let us celebrate the years she lived...

Go well 'Mamma'....

Citizen News Service - CNS family
September 2013