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February 18, 2013 Under the guidance of Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, President, AAPNA, a Free Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Medical Camp for the Needy was conducted at Government Grama Panchayat Office, Proddatur Village, Near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The collaborative financial support from AAPNA and Bharath Seva Sansthan, Lucknow, India made it possible for 250 patients to receive free Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test with the support of Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, India and distributed medicines free of charge. Chief Guest: Prof. Jageshwarnath Mishra, Ph.D. (Ayu), Secretary of Bharath Sewa Sansthan, Lucknow, India. Ayurvedic Doctors: Dr. L. Venkateswara Reddy, MD (Ayu), Dr. M.A. Virinchi, BAMS, MBA, Dr. K. Sreedhar, BAMS, India; Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, M.D. (Ayu) – U.S.A.; Homeopathic Doctors: Dr. T. Sanjeev Reddy, BHMS (India), Dr. Denise Tarasuk, N.D. Campbell, California, U.S.A. Ayurvedic Practitioners: From USA – Jean Elizabeth Hamilton, RN, Orlando, Florida; Lawrence Roehrig, Denver, Colorado; Kenneth Santistevan, Denver, Colorado; Rosa Linda Guddarama, Los Angeles, California; Farokh Nia, Pharmacist, Toronto, Canada Integrative Medical Doctor: Bintee Baldua, M.D. New Delhi, India Volunteers: Mathew Tarasuk, Campbell, California; Damian Santistevan, Denver, Colorado, USA. Generous financial support from the India: Bharat Seva Sansthan, Lucknow.
In January 2011, AAPNA contributed financial support to Asha Jyothi USA, an organization dedicated to children’s welfare. Please visit Asha Jyothi’s website for more information: www.ashajyothiusa.org.
May 7, 2012 AAPNA is proud to support the NSF Scholarship Program with a $250 donation. The program is designed to encourage excellence among poor children in India who excel academically but need financial help to attend college. Each scholarship is $250 per student per year. NSF has distributed more than 5,000 scholarships to students who need financial support to pursue their quest for knowledge in engineering, medicine, polytechnic, science and other fields. The scholarship is an annual award and not a one-time payment. The student is eligible for the scholarship until graduation as long as he/she maintains high academic standards. The local chapters in various states of India invite applications from students, screen them and select the neediest students who eventually become NSF scholarship recipients. Scholarship amounts range from INR 5,000 to INR 12,000 per student per year.
January 17, 2012 Under the guidance of Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, President, AAPNA, a Free Integrated Medical Camp for the Needywas conducted at the International Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Tangutur. The collaborative effort of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and the support of Sangamitra Hospital, Ongole made it possible for 400 patients to receive diagnostic tests and medicines free of charge. Chief Guests: Shri Bhagavati Singh, Member of Parliament (MP), Rajya Sabha, Lucknow, Government of India, Shri. Pothula Rama Rao, MLC, Prakasam District, Shri. Bellam Kotaiah, Industrialist, Tangutur, Dr. D. Tirumala Reddy, MD, Managing Director, Sangamitra Hospital, Dr. J.N. Mishra, PhD (Ayu), Lucknow, Dr. D. Krishna Rao. Sangamitra Hospital Medical Doctors: Dr. M. Hanumantha Rao, MD – General Medicine, Dr. V. Senthil Kumar, MD, DM – Heart Specialist; Dr. K. Vara Prasad, MD, DM – Nephrologist; Dr. S.V. Krishna Rao, MS. MCh – Urologist; Dr. N.V. Sivarama Krishna, MS – Orthopedics; Dr. K. Pratap Kumar, MS – ENT Specialist. Ayurvedic Doctors: Dr. L. Venkateswara Reddy, MD (Ayu) – Skin Specialist; Dr. B. Badrinath, MD (Ayu) – Stroke Specialist; Dr. K. Chandrasekhar, MD (Ayu) – Heart Specialist; Dr. K. Naga Raju, MD (Ayu) – Eye Specialist, Dr. V. Ramakoteswara Rao, BAMS; Dr. B. Venkateswarlu BAMS. Homeopathic Doctor: Dr. T. Sanjeev Reddy, BHMS Integrative Health Practitioners: Narendra Reddy, RPh, B. Pharm; Dr. D.L.N. Sinha, PhD – Cosmic Energy Healer. Generous financial support from the USA: Dr. Tirun Gopal, Dr. Nina Molin, Dr. Denise Tarasuk, Schiffman Family, John Fitzpatrick, Lal Family, Jude Couglin, Nancy Smith, Kathleen Keefer, Rita Baker, Mili Rapp, Arthur & Lori Greenburg. Generous financial support from the India: Bharat Seva Samsthan, Lucknow. Generous donation of medicines in India by: Dr. J.L.N. Sastry, Dr. J.N. Mishra, Dr. Ashwinikumar Raut and Dr. Vijay Jadhav. Volunteers: Prasad AVDV, Ushasri A, Prasanth A, Sowmya A, Kumar AS, Kiran A, Sridhar Babuji, Vasundhara A, Priyatam A, Sri Lasya A, Bhavani M, Sriram M, Srikanth M, and Srividya M.
In January 2010, AAPNA members visited Asha Jyothi in Andhra Pradesh, India to offer clothing, books and medical care to the children. AAPNA members – Dr. Amitabh Gumman, Dr. Richaritha Gundlapalli, Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla, Dr. Suresh Jakaria, Sudha Bulusu, Krishna Annambhotla, Kishore Annambhotla, Prashant Annambhotla.