TORONTO: On the the birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, the spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi and a great Indian philosopher, saint and poet, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (Canada) donated $23,000 to the SickKids Foundation.
2017 marked the 150th birth anniversary year of the spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandraji and Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur produced ‘Yugpurush’ – Mahatma’s Mahatma – a play showcasing the relation between Shrimad Rajchandraji and Mahatma Gandhi. The aim of the play was to raise funds to build a 250-bed, state-of-art hospital in Dharampur, a remote area in Gujarat, India.
A part of the funds it raised through the play was contributed to the SickKids Foundation, to support their noble initiatives. The foundation is raising funds for building a new hospital, to do research and to deliver sustainable healthcare worldwide.
Susie Morphet, Manager of Community Partnership of SickKids Foundation, said: “SickKids
wouldn’t be a world-renowned hospital if not for the support of the thousands of people who organize, attend, and support our fundraising events like Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur. The fact that the volunteers of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission have fun and enjoy fundraising says a lot about their character and fighting spirit. We look forward to a long-term partnership with Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (Canada), not only in fundraising but providing world-class medical facilities in remote areas.”
Pradip Shanghavi, President of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur (Canada), applauded the initiative of SickKids Foundation and re-enforced continued support by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission towards building a new and well-equipped SickKids Hospital.