Thursday, November 30, 2023

Rotary Bangalore MidTown GenNext hosts Gift Of Life! A Fundraising Dinner To Support 100 Paediatric Heart Surgeries

More than 150,000 children in India are born with Congenital Heart Disease annually. Only around 5000 manage to get treatment with some financial aid.

Rotary Bangalore MidTown GenNext, a dynamic young Rotary club in the city was honoured to host an impressive Fund Raising event on the 29th of November, 2023 at The Taj, MG Road, in support of a 100 paediatric heart surgeries.

The evening was a promising one, with an engaging conversation between Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Mr Nikhil Kamath, Co-founder, Zerodha, throwing light on a most relevant topic - India’s potential of becoming a Superpower!

The complete proceeds of the event, INR 35,00,000/- was handed over to Mr O P Khanna, Chairman, Needy Heart Foundation, one of Bangalore’s leading NGOs, working for over 2 decades in helping deserving patients with cardiac surgeries and support. The Foundation is managed by a group of imminent and dedicated cardiac doctors and citizens in the city.

This event is a pioneering effort by Rotary Bangalore MidTown GenNext to resolve and commit towards supporting life saving surgeries of our next generation.

“Inspired by compassion, Rotary Midtown GenNext champions a fundraising drive for underprivileged children in need of crucial heart surgeries. Amidst the complexity and cost, their humanitarian efforts shine through, bridging gaps and mending hearts. We have immense gratitude for their generosity, as they carve a path to a healthier tomorrow. We wish them the very best in this noble endeavour."  averred Dr C N Manjunath, Director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research

“We are humbled and grateful to host this event as a symbol of collective efforts where people come together, enjoy an intellectually stimulating evening and support a benevolent cause. We started with a few life saving surgeries, today we look at supporting a 100 paediatric surgeries and we are hopeful of our efforts to help 1000’s of children in leading healthy and dignified lives” said Taher Qureshi Merchant, Chairman, Rotary Bangalore MidTown GenNext.

About Rotary Bangalore Midtown GenNext

Rotary Bangalore Midtown GenNext is a group of young extremely talented and well meaning members who have positively influenced and impacted our communities. Since its inception in 2020, Rotary GenNext has made a noteworthy impact on over 10,000 individuals through a range of interventions spanning both urban and rural, across areas such as child and youth education, healthcare, women empowerment and environment.

GenNext is a satellite club of Rotary Bangalore Midtown, a 48 year old club which has the distinction of having the city's most eminent Businessmen and Professionals as its members. Each of them having made significant contributions towards the growth of the city and country at large. They have led the Rotary District in terms of the size and impact of service projects across areas of Environment, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, and many other related activities.

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