On 25th December 2020 – the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India, Late. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a new initiative for public welfare named ‘Atal Seva Shuttle’ was launched. The event was held at the Sports Complex, Tran Darwaja, Dharampur in the virtual presence the Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani and Atmarpit Nemiji, Personal Secretary to Pujya Gurudevshri and Trustee, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur.
Esteemed dignitaries present at the event included Shri Arvind Patel MLA, Dharampur, Shri R. R. Raval, Hon. Collector of Valsad, I.A.S. Smt. Arpita Sagar, Valsad DDO, Shri Hemantbhai Kansara , BJP Head – Valsad District, Smt. Jyostnaben Desai, President of Dharampur Nagarpalika, Shri N. A. Rajput, Hon. Additional Deputy Collector of Valsad, Shri Ketul Italiya, Dharampur Prant Officer and Dr. Bijal Mehta and Dr. Sandeep Dadia, Trustees of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur. Shri Rohit Rao, Joint President, CCO and CR CSR Head of the Kotak Mahindra Group, Dr. Suhas Shah, Chief Medical Officer of Kotak Life Insurance, Shri Prakash Nayak, Senior Executive Vice President of Kotak Mahindra Bank, and the Trustees of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, Shri Vijaybhai M. Rupani and Shri Maheshbhai Khokhani were also present virtually.
‘Atal Seva Shuttle’, a joint initiative by Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur and Valsad District Administration, is a shuttle equipped with medical instruments along with a trained doctor and specially trained nursing staff. With scheduled visits to every village in Dharampur and Kaprada districts, the aim of this shuttle is to conduct regular, complete health check-ups and to provide nutritional supplements along with necessary medication for those residing in the remote areas. The key beneficiaries of this initiative include children suffering from malnutrition, children with birth defects and developmental delays, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women. Pregnant ladies suffering from serious complications and severely malnourished children will be referred to Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital and Shrimad Rajchandra Child Malnutrition Treatment Centre, respectively. Thus, a complete circle of treatment will be carried out to ensure their well-being.
With this goal in mind, around 700 health workers in Dharampur taluka are being trained by the highly skilled medical staff of Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital. Moreover the shuttle will also have a revenue talati and a gram sevak to educate the villagers on various government initiatives for rural development and welfare.
With this initiative, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur takes one more step in serving the rural communities of South Gujarat and supporting local development initiatives.