23rd June 2024

Bombay Medical Aid Foundation confers “Karmayogi Puraskar” on Drs. Prakash & Mandakini Amte

  • 23rd Edition of “Karmayogi Puraskar” generates tremendous response
  • Bombay Medical Aid Foundation recognizes selfless service in medical field

Mumbai, 24th March, 2019:  In its edition of recognizing outstanding services in the field of medicine offered to the needy and underprivileged, the Bombay Medical Aid Foundation (BMAF), honoured
Drs. Prakash & Mandakini Amte – both dedicated their lives for the upliftment of the tribal people of Himalkasa in the Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra since 1973.  They have inherited the rich legacy from their illustrious and noble parents, Murlidhar Devidas ‘Baba’ Amte and Sadhanatai Amte, for the social welfare of the less fortunate and the marginalized tribals of the region.

Dr. Farokh Udwadia MD, FRCP (London), Physician and Intensivist at Breach Candy Hospital was the Chief Guest.  Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari, B. Com, LLB, Bombay High Court Judge and  Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog were the Guests of Honour.  Various other dignitaries were present at the felicitation ceremony.

Presiding at the event, President of the Foundation, Mr. Arun Saraf said, “It gives us immense pleasure to recognize Drs. Prakash & Mandakini Amte with this year’s “Karmayogi Puraskar”.  We at BMAF always strive at recognizing efforts of medical experts, in their respective fields, as responsible social beings who serve human kind, impartially and benevolently by providing free treatment and medicines to the needy and helpless, to the extent possible.”

About Bombay Medical Aid Foundation:

Dr. D. S. Saksena Cardiac Surgeon and Padmashri Mr. C. G. Joshi, both attached to Bombay Hospital formed the Bombay Medical Aid Foundation in 1979 and went all out to raise funds along with a group of like-minded, dedicated and compassionate doctors, philanthropists and persons from diverse walks of life.  Dr. D. S. Saksena was the first recipient of the “Karmayogi Puraskar”.  The Foundation disburses monetary and expert care to the poor and needy patients.  Besides a full-fledged Swami Shraddhanand Hospital that has a Palliative Care Centre and fully equipped Eye Hospital, the Foundation runs a Charitable Medical Clinic at Mulund which has a fully equipped Physiotherapy Centre.  The Foundation has supported the construction of toilets, the re-painting of the primary school and has initiated the process of planting 250 mango and cashew trees in Village Nangarmoda Taluka Jawhar District Palghar, Maharashtra over the past three years.

For further information and donations, please contact:

Bombay Medical Aid Foundation:  022 22056014

E-mail:  info@bombaymedicalaid.com

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