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KOSHISH: A Bhavan Alumni Initiative

In yet another one-of-its kind initiative, BOSS (Bhavan Old Students Society), the alumni wing of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh has spearheaded an initiative to contribute to the medical needs of the underprivileged.

KOSHISH is a medical support initiative by the guild to support people who are unable to afford surgeries and medical treatment due to financial constraints.

Working in collaboration with Government Hospital, Sector 6 Panchkula, BOSS identifies patients who are in need of financial support for pressing ailments like heart surgeries. The details of the patient and the target amount is shared on the alum’s web page Money is collected via donations from the society, which is then transferred to the hospital. This enables the hospital to execute the surgery without much delay.

Mrs. Maneshwari Devi, who was in need of an angioplasty and stenting, was the first patient to be successfully treated as part of this philanthropic initiative at Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula. Mr. Vinay Aggarwal, President of BOSS along with Mr. Nipun Nakra, Senior BOSS member, presented the cheque to Dr. Suvir Saxena, Principal Medical officer of Civil Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula yesterday. This aided the successful operation of the patient, Mrs.Devi, who was in deep appreciation of the support extended.

The Civil Hospital appreciated BOSS for their selfless support and philanthropy which is a small but sure step in the direction of giving back to the society. Senior Principal, Bhavan Chandigarh, Mrs. Vineeta Arora congratulated the entire team of BOSS for the noble cause and urged them to continue with such ventures. It is notable that over the last 8 months since the pandemic, BOSS has been a steady sponsor of various initiatives targeted at supporting health care workers, police personnel, and the underprivileged of the Tricity.

This was the first drive carried out by BOSS as part of the KOSHISH project, and was well acknowledged. BOSS aims to continue this project and fund medical treatment of such patients at least once in a month.

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