Well known Philanthropist, Harbhajan Kaur donates Rs. 2 lakh for Poor Patient Welfare Fund of PGIMER, Chandigarh

Well known Philanthropist, Harbhajan Kaur donates Rs. 2 lakh for Poor Patient Welfare Fund of PGIMER, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 6

Dedicating her birthday to the cause of poor and needy patients, Mrs Harbhajan Kaur, a well known philanthropist and an ex employee of Punjab Markfed, showcased another exemplary generous gesture and lent a helping hand to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) as she donated Rs 2, 00,000 for the Poor Patient Welfare Fund of PGIMER today.

Mrs Harbhajan Kaur along with her husband Mr. Iqbal Singh handed over the cheque amounting Rs 2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs Only)  to Professor Vipin Koushal, Medical Superintendent cum Head, Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER in his  office in PGIMER in the presence of team managing the Poor Patient Welfare Fund of PGIMER.

Expressing his gratitude and thanking Mrs. Harbhajan Kaur for her generous gesture, Prof. Vipin Koushal, stated, “Mrs. Harbhajan Kaur is an apostle of benevolence and kindness and her commitment for the poor and needy patients is indescribable. She has been so magnanimously contributing to the Institute and Poor Patient Cell of PGIMER in assorted forms since the last ten-twelve years; be it donations in money; medicines or treatment for the poor patients.

She even  donated equipment like wheelchairs, stretchers for the patients  and medical resources like gloves for medical teams during the COVID days here in PGIMER. In an exceptional gesture earlier, she donated all her savings on her superannuation from the job to the Poor Patients Cell of PGIMER, thereby, helping the ‘not so privileged’ patients.”

“With this donation on her birthday, Mrs. Harbhajan Kaur has also set a role model for others to emulate.  We urge others also to make their special days more special by contributing to the cause of destitute and needy patients here in PGIMER. Considering the patient load here in PGIMER from across the Northern Region, this noble contribution will immensely help the poor patients here in the institute,” added Professor Koushal.

Mrs. Harbhajan Kaur, shared her sentiments as said, “I am of the conviction that the Almighty has assigned me this duty of helping the poor patients to make my life worthwhile. I also strongly believe that instead of saving money in the banks, we should ‘save the lives of those in need’ with that money. With these kinds of deeds, there will never be scarcity if all of us share His abundant gifts with others. This will give us peace which no material possession can ensure. Since today is my birthday, I wanted to dedicate the day to the cause of poor patients like my earlier birthdays.”

Recognizing her commendable social commitment  and compassionate social work through the years, Mrs Harbhajan Kaur has been awarded with Chandigarh Administration’s Commendation Certificate, ; PGIMER’s Award of Honour & Felicitation, ; PTC Punjabi & Nanhi Chhaan Foundation’s Sirjanhari Award, Dainik Bhaskar’s Bhaskar Woman of the Year Award, Social Dev. Council, Punjab’s Shriromani Samaj Sewi Award etc for her unwavering commitment to poor patients & underprivileged students.

Today’s generous donation of Rs Two Lakhs comes as a continuation of the tradition of charitable contributions made by Mrs Harbhajan Kaur and her family including her grandchildren to the cause of poor and destitute here in PGIMER for the past number of years amounting to Rupees Forty Lakhs.

Even COVID-19 did not deter her from charity as she distributed an amount of Rs. 2 Lakhs to 200 families of daily wagers in Makhan Majra village to enable them buy the groceries as they were left jobless due to COVID. She also distributed ration kits in the Community Centre of Sector 46 to other 200 families of rickshaw pullers who were rendered without work during COVID. She also supported the medical treatment of many patients during the challenging COVID times. In addition, she donated medicines and equipment amounting to Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to the Civil Hospital, Sector 45 for the needy patients during the challenging times of COVID.

In addition, she  has also contributed for the pension of destitute women, setting up of vocational and skill training centers, physiotherapy centers, supporting the education of underprivileged children and construction of building  of Gurudwara Chhevin Patshahi, Sector 12 to mention a few of her noble deeds.   

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