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THIRTEENTH MAHAVEER AWARDS – 2007
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Prof. M S Swaminathan M.P presenting the 13th Mahaveer Award to Dr. Regi M George and Dr. Lalitha Regi - Founders, Tribal Health Initiative for excellence in sphere of Education and Medicine

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Tribal Health Initiative was started in Sittilingi village of Dharmapuri in Tamilnadu as a small outpatient unit in a thatched hut by Dr. Regi M George and Dr. Lalitha Regi in 1992, when the Tribal people of Sittilingi had to travel 48km for hospitals. Today, The Organisation runs a full-fledged 24 bed primary-care hospital and conducts education programmes and outreach clinics in 21 villages and has extended its services to more than 80,000 Tribal people so far. It has brought about a behavioural change in Tribal women to take medical treatment. TB & leprosy are almost hundred percent controlled in its work area. The Tribal girls are trained as health workers and as health auxiliaries to help mother feeding, basic health and to give simple treatment for minor illness. The Organisation runs “Thulir”, an educational resource centre for tribal children. It also forms farmer’s groups in the villages for effective cultivation.
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Prof. M S Swaminathan M.P presenting the 13th Mahaveer Award to Shri M.C. Bhandari and Smt. Prasanna Bhandari - Founders, Sri Karni Nagar Vikas Samiti for excellence in sphere of Community and Social Service
 
Sri Karni Nagar Vikas Samiti is run by Shri M. C. Bhandari and Smt. Prasanna Bhandari who are in the field of social service for more than forty years in Gordhanpura, Rajasthan. The Samiti runs a Destitute Children’s Home and provides shelter, education and vocational training to its inmates. The inmates of the Samiti have become doctors, engineers, chartered accountants and post -graduates. The Samiti runs a Foster Care & Adoption home for destitute infants, a Short Stay Home for distressed girls & women and has arranged marriage for 32 girls including two disabled girls. It also runs a family Counselling Centre, an old age home, Day care centre for elderly persons and conducts legal literacy camps for women. The Samiti supports victims of natural calamities and through Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, it runs a limb/caliper fitting centre and its services are made available in Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra through camps.

 
 
Prof. M S Swaminathan M.P presenting the 13th Mahaveer Award to Swami Sri Jabanandaji - Founder, Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre for excellence in sphere of Community and Social Service
   
Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre of Pavagada in Karnataka runs various health projects for Leprosy Eradication and TB control in backward areas. The Organisation also runs various other projects like HIV projects, Blindness control programme, maintaining Primary Health Centers, Pediatric Ophthalmic projects and HIV Integrated Counseling & Testing Centre. Food grains are also provided to TB patients. The Organisation has served nearly 1000 villages for the past two decades. The institution has specialized in leprosy reconstructive surgery and a number of young leprosy patients have been completely cured. The Health centre has a capacity to accommodate thirty TB and Leprosy inpatients and has two operation theatres with all the facilities and a Glaucoma Clinic. Medicines are provided by the institution at the patient’s door steps. Eye camps are conducted at remote villages with full fledged mobile eye care unit. The Organisation renders all the services to the community free of cost.
 
 
 
 
 


























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