Ravi Prakash Foundation Activities: Health
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Health care had been assured at a minimal cost to 5 lakh people of 150 villages around Kuchipudi. The 200 bedded Ravi Prakash Siliconandhra Sanjivani multi speciality hospital was inaugurated today on 18th October - Vijaya Dasami day. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu graced the occasion and offered to donate Rs. 10 crore for the noble cause.
Former Supreme Court Judge Jasti Chalameswar and local MLA Uppuleti Kalpana lauded the efforts of Silicoandhra founder Kuchibhotla Anand and TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash for bringing hi-tech health care to the doorsteps of the needy. Artist Radheshyam entertained by performing world famed Kuchipudi Yakshaganam. Locals from Pamarru and other villages of Krishna district has attended the event in large numbers.
Sanjivani hospital has been built completely with crowd funding. Many locals from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich contributed from a mere hundred rupees to a few crores - donations poured in for the philanthropic cause.
The six floors of Sanjivani hospital with a total area of one lakh sq ft was completed in record time and the Out patient department was thrown open to public, Medical equipment for the multi speciality hospital is being set up and doctors from USA and India are all set to offer their services for free.
Through the Ravi Prakash Foundation TV9 CEO donated Rs. 4 crore for the construction. Fund raising activity has been supported through many hours of non-stop LIVE telecast.
A small village amidst greenery in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh is known for the world famous dance art from Kuchipudi. The art from has conquered hearts of people around the world but the living conditions of people still remains backward. This is due to the successive governments negligence. The poor and low income groups who live in and around Kuchipudi town have to make a fifty kilometre long journey to Vijayawada for medical treatment.
Moved by this fact, Siliconandhra founder Anand Kuchibhotla made up his mind to construct a 50 crore Sanjivani hospital to the people of his home town. The state government promised to contribute funds but there has been an immense and a long delay. TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash pitched in immediately to support the cause. Through the Ravi Prakash Foundation TV9 CEO recently donated Rs. 4 crore for the construction of Sanjivani super speciality hospital building. In the near future health care is assured at a minimal cost to 5 lakh people of 70 villages around Kuchipudi.
As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to take further his commitment and passion for making change in society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.