Our Region

Is Vidarbha. In Vidarbha is Sevagram – a sleepy little village that proved to be a game changer for all of us. This was the place where we shed the last vestiges of carefree childhood whilst growing into equally carefree albeit responsible young adults- eagerly waiting to take our place in the world generally and to make our mark in the wider medical world.

Our Philosophy

A young mind is like an open window that allows different ideas and thoughts to flow in from all directions. As impressionable teenagers, we were introduced at MGIMS to an unusual form of medical education incorporating Gandhian principles in our everyday medical training. Gandhiji’s life was his message and the principles he lived by were cherished, nourished and followed religiously during our undergraduate

Alumni Tie The Knots

Seven decades into independence has brought India many developments but not fast enough or sufficient enough for rural India. Opportunities and consequent inequalities between urban and rural India continue to grow. This realisation dawned upon us as a result of our interactions with many a village in Sevagram and Wardha during our medical training years. These interactions brought us face to face with Gandhiji’s vision of rural socio-economic development for a strong and powerful nation. Training in rural India made us aware that poverty does not have to be absolutely brutal in its presence or vivid in description - poverty is a farmer committing suicide in rural Sevagram and Wardha; poverty is the widening gap between the ‘haves and have nots’ in India’s socio-economically diverse groups. Poverty is when a farmer forcefully mortgages his farmland to pay for his family’s basic needs. The luxury of choosing where one wants to live, what work one wants to do, having access to basic social amenities like toilets, clean drinking water, electricity, well-resourced local schools will stem rural migration to overcrowded cities and will go far in addressing many factors contributing to Vidarbha’s rising famer suicide rates.
 
Our interactions with many a village in Sevagram and Wardha during our medical training brought us face to face with Gandhiji’s vision of rural socio-economic development for a strong and powerful nation. The candle of social justice that was lit in many a medical student’s heart continues to burn bright in alumni- a light that keeps us connected in many ways to our alma mater’s mission and the founder’s vision. One of the ways we do this is by contributing time and resource to various village education and development activities. Over the decades, many an alumnus has contributed to the social work delivered by MGIMS in Wardha district by contributing to MGIMS funded Village Education Development Fund (VEDF). A number of alumni have also found ways to directly involve herself/ himself with initiatives delivering a holistic approach to rural development, transcending traditional healthcare practice and building self-reliant rural communities in Vidarbha region. These rural development initiatives are largely delivered through Prof Ulhas Jajoo’s social platform which is an excellent catalyst in a much needed sphere and ensures agrarian empowerment across Vidarbha region. Together, these initiatives are aimed at agrarian empowerment.
 
VEDF-Village Education and Development Fund:

The VEDF grew organically of an older initiative delivered by MGIMS and developed by Prof Jajoo (the Jowar Health Assurance Scheme). This health assurance scheme depends on annual collection and sale of Jowar (Millet) from each village. The money collected from sale of the Jowar is deposited in the bank account of each village. A portion of the fund is then transferred to a corpus, under the aegis of the Kasturba Health Society (KHS), and the interest accrued from this is used for procuring drugs and organizing educational and development activities at village level.


The Alumni Contribute voluntarily towards the Village Education and Development Fund (VEDF)

TABLE 1.  VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

S.No

NAME

BATCH

LOCATION

1

Swati-Mudit Kumar

1980

UK

2

Gajender Yadav

1981

India

3

Amulya Nadkarni

1982

UK

4

Vivek Jain    

1983

India

5

Fateh Singh Yadav  

1984

India

6

Karan Ballani

1984

India

7

Prabha Desikan

1984

India

8

Shyam Kamath

1984

Saudi Arabia

9

Seema Sharma-Kamath

1984

Saudi Arabia

10

Dipali Dalal-Trivedi

1985

India

11

Dipesh Trivedi

1985

India

12

Ganesh Srinivasan

1985

Canada

13

Muthukumar.T

1985

UK

14

Parthak Prodhan

1985

USA

15

Pradeep Vyavahare

1985

India

16

Ragu Krishnan

1985

India

17

Rohit Sundrani

1985

USA

18

Rupali Parashar

1985

Kuwait

19

Sadhana Bose

1985

UK

20

Sanjay Gupta

1985

India

21

Seema Mittal

1985

India

22

Smitha Gupta

1985

India

23

Sonali Ingle Muthukumar

1985

UK

24

Subhash Kakodhiya

1985

India

25

Sunil Yadav

1985

Kuwait

26

Shivrattan Yadav

1987

India

27

Bhagwan Shinde

1988

India

28

Priya Mendiratta-Prodhan

1988

USA

29

Atam Prakash Yadav

1989

India

30

Deepak Yadav   

1989

India

31

Kartar Singh Yadav

1989

India

32

Pramod Kumar Gupta

1989

India

33

Rajesh Goyal

1989

India

34

Simmi Sehgal

1989

UK

35

Simanthee Sarkar

1989

UK

36

Anisha Prabhakar

1990

UK

37

Sunil Yadav

1990

India

38

Suchi Gaba

1992

UK

 

 

 

 

 

GRAND TOTAL (INR)

1090348/-

 

 

Protocol for contributions:

Protocol for contributions from India :

Wire transfer to

IDBI Bank
Sahu Building, Anaj Line,
Near Swarajya Bhandar, Wardha, Pincode-442001
 
Savings Bank Account: Kasturba Health Society.
Account No: 509104000004893.
IFS Code: IBKL0000509.
SWIFT Code: CHASUS33.

Please mention the following in a letter/mail to Kasturba Health Society with a copy to Dr. U N Jajoo:

-Contributor’s name, address, mail id and PAN No, so that the 80(G) certificate can be sent to the contributor along with the receipt.
-Specify the purpose of the contribution, viz. for the purpose of Village Education and Development Programme, by the Kasturba Health Society, co-ordinated By Dr. U N Jajoo.

Protocol for contributions from abroad : (Either in foreign currency or Indian Rupees)

Wire transfer to

Central Bank of India
Sewagram,
Dist. Wardha,
Maharashtra-442102,
India.

Savings Bank Account: Kasturba Health Society.
Account No: 1784824701.
IFS Code: CBIN0280697.
SWIFT Code: CBININBBOSB.
MICR – 442016502 [ For cheque transfer].

1. In the event the donor is an individual
  1. Name and Address
  2. Inland Revenue ID (of the native country).
    The above information needs to be substantiated by documentary evidence.
  3. Letter/mail addressed to Kasturba Health Society specifying the purpose of Contribution i.e. for the purpose of Village Education and Development Program by Kasturba Health Society – Co-ordinator Dr. U.N Jajoo.
    telephone numbers and mail id of the Bank from which contribution sent.
  4. The details of the Bank Account, viz: Account No, Account Type, Name, Address,
  5. Contact details of the remitter, telephone number, mail id.  

2. In event the amount is remitted by an Association
  1. Name and Address
  2. Registration No.
  3. Inland Revenue ID (of the country where the Association is registered).
  4. Letter/mail addressed to Kasturba Health Society specifying the purpose of contribution i.e. for the purpose of Village Education and Development Program by Kasturba Health Society – Co-ordinator Dr. U.N Jajoo.
  5. The details of the Bank Account, viz: Account No, Account Type, Name, Address, telephone numbers and mail id of the Bank from which contribution sent.
  6. Contact details of the remitter, telephone number, mail id.  

The above information needs to be substantiated by documentary evidence.

Kasturba Health Society (KHS)
Secretary, Kasturba Health Society,
Sevagram, Wardha, Maharashtra-442102
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Dr Ulhas N Jajoo,
Professor,
Department of Medicine,
MGIMS, Sevagram, Wardha,
Maharashtra-442102.
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