British Asian doctors representing charity organisations Aasha and the International Association for Human Values raised funds for charity at the recently held British 10k London marathon race…reports Asian Lite
Dr Karthikeyan a Cardiologist in North Wales and Liverpool based Dr Jagdish Sadashiva an Anaesthetist have been running for the past three years to raise funds for a good cause. With pride these two doctors say that in 2013, they contributed to raise £3000 to fund 100 cataract surgery at Vittala eye hospital in Bangalore. This super specialty charitable hospital is run by Dr Krishna Murthy who hails from a family of ophthalmologists informs Dr Jagdish.
In 2014 the duo raised £1500 approx to donate it to the Gift a Smile project of the IAHV. This year in 2015 Jagdish says, ‘’ we are aiming to raise £4400 for Vittala again to fund a impatient ward development to benefit 1200 inpatients.’’
UK based charity Aasha co sponsored these two doctors in 2013 and repeated their sponsorship this year.
To echo a similar spirit doctor couple from Manchester Dr Ravi
Kakkar and Dr Poonam Kakkar also ran the British 10k London race to contribute towards the peace building initiative of the International Association for Human Values. The IAHV has been organising volunteers to work in the conflict ridden areas of Syria and Lebanon. IAHV has recently contributed large amounts of aid to the Nepal Relief campaign.