Chandigarh, January 29 – Dr K.K.Khandelwal, Additional Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister today urged the people to help the underprivileged saying that a part of our income used for the good of others never goes waste.
Dr Khandelwal, who was speaking as a chief guest in a free medical camp and blankets distribution function organised by Basant Girija Shree Society in collaboration with Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh at Government Primary School, Colony No. 5 in Chandigarh, said that Mr S. S. Prasad, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Higher Education Haryana and his wife Mrs Ranju Prasad, Post Master General, Chandigarh have set up a voluntary organisation known as Basant Girija Shree Society in the name of their ancestors. The basic objective of this organisation was to provide free medical care and education to the people and perform other charitable activities.
Dr Khandelwal said that the Society had conducted health check up of the people at their doorsteps and distributed free medicines to them. In the medical camp organised today by the Society, free services of eye specialists, ENT specialists and physicians were provided free of cost to the people. Among the patients who got their eyes checked up in the camp were patients of cataract who were advised to get treatment from GMCH, Chandigarh. They were assured to give all help for the treatment.
Dr Khandelwal said that health services were not reaching to some people of Chandigarh despites best health care and educational facilities being available here. This voluntary organisation has done a yeoman service to the society by providing medical care to the people at their doorsteps. About 500 people of Colony No.5 got their health checked up in this free medical camp and got free medicines.
Dr Khandelwal said that the intensions of Mr S. S. Prasad and his wife Mrs Ranju Prasad were good and they were taking part overwhelmingly in the social service. The couple is hardworking and people were coming forward to cooperate with this society.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr S. S. Prasad said that he had established this organisation in the memory of his ancestors so that some part of his earning could be utilised in the service of poor people. No financial help had been taken from the government for this job. Such kind of camp would be organised every year. His son Parth was also engaged in this noble deed, he added.
Mrs Kalpana Gupta, Circle Head, Punjab National Bank Chandigarh assured the society to extend full cooperation for the good of the poor under the existing schemes of Punjab National Bank.
Mr Kaushal, Medical Superintendent, GMCH said that the hospital of this medical college had taken part in this medical camp and medical team had extended its full cooperation to the society in carrying out medical check up of the people.
Dr K.K. Khandelwal, Mrs Dheera Khandelwal and other dignitaries vent around the free medical camp. They also honoured Mannat, a student of the Government Primary School, Colony No. 5.
Earlier, the camp was inaugurated by Dr Khandelwal and his wife Mrs Dheera Khandelwal, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Women and Child Development Haryana and Kalpana Gupta, Circle Head, Punjab National Bank Chandigarh by lighting a traditional lamp.
Dr Khandelwal and Mrs Dheera Khandelwal distributed blankets and clothes among the poor people on this occasion.