Oshwal Association UK’s heart beats for India
You can take an Indian out of India, but never take the Indianness out of them.
Tushar Shah, President, Oshwal Association UK and Mukesh Shah, Charity Incharge, Oshwal Association UK, are ardent patriots committed to community building in India by making a difference to persons with disabilities. In order to deliver this seamlessly, they tied up with the highly reputed google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust.
1300 beneficiaries received mobility equipment like Jaipur foot, Callipers, and hearing aids absolutely free of charge thanks to their partnership.
Inaugurating the camp was famed actor, director and producer, JD Majethia, who enjoys un-encumbered fame and adulation among the Gujarati community and is widely considered a globally admired entertainer.
Speaking on the occasion, Tushar Shah President, Oshwal Association UK said, “We are delighted to partner with the highly respected Ratna Nidhi Trust for this initiative. A total of 234 Callipers, 106 Jaipur Foot, 123 Crutches, 12 artificial hands, and 826 hearing aids are to be distributed during this camp.”
Parag Shah, National President Oshwal Shikshan & Rahat Sangh (India) added “ J D Majethia‘s presence at this camp is truly remarkable, because he has been travelling non-stop, and took time out to witness and contribute to a good deed. We are delighted to host this camp at the Oshwal Centre from 9th February to 16th February. Other screening camps for Eye, Dental, Cervical Cancer, and Mammography will also be held during these days.”
The man of the moment, JD Majethia humbly accepted the cheers he got from his fans and said, ” Charity of this scale, needs to be seen to be believed. Ratna Nidhi’s disability camps have reached out to the poorest of the poor, and I am here to show my support.”
“Renowned Indian actor and producer, J.D. Majethia needs no introduction. He truly represents the pulse of Gujarat and we are all ardent fans of his work,” added Rajiv Mehta of Ratna Nidhi Trust.
The 1300 patients were identified via a screening camp held in the last week of December 2017 at the Oshwal Centre
Mr. Ashok Shah, Past president Oshwal Association UK added, “Few things are as satisfactory as working in the social impact and transformation sector in India. With a world class partner like google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi, we are sure that the benefits will go to the community.”
Mukesh Shah, Charity Incharge, Oshwal Association UK added, “We hope to help more and more people, going forward in participation with Ratna Nidhi Trust.”
About Google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is a registered charity that was established in 1990 by Mr. Mahendra Mehta, declared Humanitarian Rose by the US Senate, the personal beneficiary of the World Bank with a special consultative status at the UN was a rare individual. He was born in Antwerp, Belgium. It was set up in order to tackle the problems of poverty in Mumbai, especially amongst young children. From its humble origins as a family institution, it has grown rapidly and now its projects cover a wide range of activities across the world.
Eminent personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, Udit Raj, Ramdas Athawale and Shri Ratan Tata have supported their work. Some highlights of Ratna Nidhi’s work.
1. In just India, Mahendra Mehta is credited for helping over 2 million children through an assortment of educational, medical, developmental and various other initiatives
2. Ratna Nidhi has helped tens of thousands of children in Kenya, Afghanistan, Burundi, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.
3. Ratna Nidhi is one of the largest donors of orthotics and prosthetics in the world.
4. They feed 4500 children in Mumbai every morning- over the last 15 years, this would amount to about 2.3 crore free meals.
5. They have distributed over 2.48 lac mobility aids, like Jaipur foot, polio calipers, wheelchairs and crutches.
6. They have distributed over 1.10 million garments to the poor and needy.
7. Ratna Nidhi is also an integral part of the Mission Million books, in partnership with Alibaba.