Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) received a generous donation of over ₹ 1 crore for healthcare works for the needy, underprivileged and deprived community of Bihar and Jharkhand states.
Who is that Indian-American couple?
The couple is Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia and they have Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation for philanthropic work. Kalpana Bhatia runs a successful business in Texas, America. She came from NIT Patna. They used their foundation to donate the money to BJANA that will invest the money for healthcare development in Bihar and Jharkhand in two stages through Pravasi Alumni Nisshulk (PRAN) initiative.
What is Pravasi Alumni Nisshulk (PRAN)?
PRAN is an initiative by a group of Indian-American physicians determined to make healthcare services accessible to all underprivileged communities of Bihar and Jharkhand. PRAN-BJANA clinic initiative is the name given to the healthcare project that would start in the two states.
The first PRAN clinic has already been set in Ranchi and healthcare services started for the needy across the state. The doctors at the clinic are trying their best to provide quality healthcare to the underprivileged community.
BJANA president Avinash Gupta said that the generous donation from Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia has made that possible. He also said that BJANA getting a large donation was a testament to its ongoing philanthropic activities both in India and America.
Alok Kumar, former FIA president said that that kind of donation would help BJANA carry out their healthcare works in Bihar and Jharkhand.