Prayer For Jaga-Balia, Angul Residents Light 108 Lamps For Successful Surgery


Angul: Praying for the successful separation surgery and early recovery of 27-months-old Siamese twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district in Odisha, who had undergone a daunting 22-hour initial surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi recently, members of a youth club lighted 108 earthen lamps at Amalapada here today.

Hundreds of residents from Amalapada area in Angul town participated in the noble event lighting 108 lamps and prayed for the speedy recovery of the conjoined twins. The unique event was organized by Mahabinayak Youth Club, a youth association in the area, at a Ganesh Puja pandal today morning.

The participants prayed to Lord Ganesh, known as Bighna Vinashak( remover of all hurdles) for successful completion of the surgical procedure and long life for the twins.

The twins, who are suffering from a congenital disease named Craniopagus syndrome, have successfully undergone the first phase surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi under the supervision of around 40 expert doctors on August 29.

The second phase surgery on the twins would be performed under the guidance of an American doctor after a gap of two to three months depending upon the condition of the twins.


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