Max India Foundation and the Karmapa’s Kagyupa International Monlam Trust Launch MultiSpeciality Health Camp for the Poor
Bodhgaya, Bihar 3–5 January 2015
January 3rd, 2015, Bodhgaya .On the occasion of the 32nd Kagyu Monlam Prayers for World Peace, led by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the Max India Foundation (MIF) is delighted and humbled to join hands with the Kagyupa International Monlam Trust in bringing better health to the residents of Bodhgaya through a three-day Multi- Speciality Health Camp. MIF’s mission is to make quality healthcare services available to the poor and the needy. Since its establishment in 2008, MIF have conducted multi-speciality camps in different parts of India, including remote tribal areas in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Ladakh and Punjab. In recognition of its deep commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the significant impact the Foundation has made on the lives of the needy, Max India Foundation has received numerous awards including the prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Best CSR for three years running.
The Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist leaders after the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. The Karmapa established the Kagyupa International Monlam Trust in 2006 to bring together his devotees to pray for world peace in Bodhgaya, Bihar, the place of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment., . Thisyear’s prayer gathering is attended by over 10,000 devotees from across the Himalayas and over 30 countries of the world.
In addition to the prayer gathering, the Kagyupa International Monlam Trust carries out other charitable activities including an annual health camp for the local residents, a soup kitchen for the poor, distribution of blankets for the needy and an animal health camp. Further, based on the principle of interdependence and interconnectedness, the Karmapa strongly advocates personal responsibility in caring for those around us and for the environment.
The Max India Foundation and the Kagyupa International Monlam Trust are pleased to make an auspicious start of 2015 with the launching of a Multi-Speciality Health Camp in Bodhgaya from 3–5 January 2015. The Max India Foundation team comprises specialists in internal medicine, gynaecology, dermatology and a pediatrician. They will be present at the camp and provide necessary consultation and medicines to the needy. Jan Jagran Sansthan, a local grass roots NGO based in Patna, is supporting the outreach to the local communities. Through our common aspiration, it is hoped that this joint endeavour will contribute to well-being of all the residents of Bodhgaya.
Max India Foundation (MIF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Max India Group, started its work in 2008. Max India Foundation spearheads the CSR initiatives of Max India Group of Companies. Social initiatives for Max Life Insurance, Max Healthcare, Max Speciality Films, Max Bupa, and Max India Corporate are planned and executed through the Foundation. In a short span of about five years, Max India Foundationhas been able to make a significant difference in the lives of over 5,00,000 people across more than 360 locations throughout India. Max India Foundation works with over 250 reputed NGO partners working with them at the grassroots level in many locations. MIF’s mission is to provide quality healthcare to the underprivileged and facilitate awareness of health related issues and an eco-friendly environment.
Completing six years of operations in January 2014, Max India Foundation has proved its track record and emerged as a leader and role model in healthcare for corporate volunteers.. Max India Foundation has created a niche for itself in this area by focusing in special areas:·
Providing quality healthcare for people of the economically weaker section of society
- Creating awareness ofhealth issues such as women’s health, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and immunisation of children
- Working towards a sustainable and eco-friendly environment
Max India Foundation supports programmes that facilitate quality healthcare for the underprivileged population. To achieve this, they have joined hands with similar spirited organizations covering a wide spectrum of initiatives. Some of these initiatives include: Surgeries and Pan India Immunization; Health Camps; Artificial Limbs and Polio Calipers Camp.
Some of the reputable NGO’s MIF has partnered regularly with are CanSupport, SOS Children’s Village, Manav Seva Sannidhi, and Chinmaya Mission. Together they undertake initiatives such as pan India immunization programs, surgeries for underprivileged, artificial limb and polio calipers camp, multi-speciality camps, blood donation camps, onboard rail operation theater known as Life Line Express, the Clean Delhi Clean Yamuna campaign, and support for disaster relief victims.