Here are a couple of recent stories of NRIs giving back to their motherland
NRI donates 1 Lakh for Udaipur Government School
NRI Kusum Singhvi showed her love, belonging and responsibility towards her hometown by donating items worth Rs 1 Lakh at Government School situated at Bhatiyani Chauhata.
Kusum said that even though she is staying abroad, she cannot forget her homeland and her responsibilities towards the same. Kusum and Aamir Singhvi have been staying in USA for the last 40 years. They said that they have always wanted to do something for the kids in India and have also been motivating other NRIs to take up similar steps.
Chief Guest, District Education Officer Virendra Pancholi, said that it is a great source of motivation for kids to see an NRI come and work towards their development. This will go a long way in boosting the morale of the students.
Singhvi family gave material including tables, chairs, sweaters, dresses, registers, notebooks, carpets etc amounting to Rs 1 lakh.
District Education Officer acknowledged the efforts of Singhvi family by garlanding them.
NRI alumnus makes gesture for a cause
A cardiologist settled at Atlanta in the U.S., Sreeni Gangasani, an alumnus of 1985 batch of the Kurnool Medical College (KMC), on Tuesday donated a dozen stents, each costing about Rs. 40,000, for implantation in the poor patients.
Dr. Sreeni handed over the stents to KMC principal G.S. Ramgopal during a continuing medical education programme on cardiology held as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the college.
Recalling the last wish of his friend, who died of cancer, to contribute Rs. 50 lakh from his account for the social cause, the cardiologist also promised to donate Rs. 25 lakh for development of infrastructure in the college and an equal amount to the cardiology department in the Kurnool general hospital. Dr. Sreeni later delivered a lecture on heart failure update 2017.
Another alumnus of 1985 batch, Mahesh Mulumudi, settled at Seattle in the U.S., suggested a partnership between the alumni members in the U.S. and the Kurnool Medical College for academic and financial support to the college. Dr. Mahesh delivered a lecture on “what’s new in interventional cardiology” at the CME.
The medical college was geared up to celebrate its diamond jubilee and would launch its e-magazine in January 2017 to share experiences of professors and suggestions of students, KMC principal G.S. Ramprasad said. The college planned a series of CMEs to hone the knowledge of its faculty members and students and would conduct several events in collaboration with doctors abroad in July 2017, he added.