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    Weʼve raised £1,636 to help build a hospital in rural India. I am taking up the challenge of climbing MOUNT KILIMANJARO to raise funds for this noble project.

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    Me (Preethi Rao) and two of my brave friends ( Samatha Ranganath and Asha Srikanth) (who probably are cursing me!) have taken up the mighty mighty challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this October!! It is the highest mountain in Europe and Africa, and rises approximately 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. This dormant volcano is the world's tallest freestanding mountain. Climbing this mighty mountain will challenge us mentally, physically and emotionally by posing problems like mountain sickness, extreme temperature (ranging between 25 deg to -20 deg), unpredictable weather and lack of basic luxuries of life for the 7 days that we camp and trek the mountain. We have done nothing of this scale and sort in our lives!! Don't ask us why we are doing's too late to look under that rug now. But what we can tell is that we are committed to this challenge and are training towards it intensively. We are giving our best and will literally give every drop of sweat and blood to the mountain.

    May we very kindly request you all to support us by generously donating to this charity which is very close to our hearts. This charity is led by Dr. Suresh Rao who is family and over the years we have seen him help so many poor and vulnerable people in so many ways through Sanjeevani charitable trust. I have hereby attached the good work this trust does and the current project of building a hospital in Kateel which is in rural Mangalore. No amount is small amount. We sincerely and whole heartedly thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

    Lots of love,

    Preethi Rao


    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust

    (REG. NO. E - 13636, MUMBAI}

    SANJEEVANI HOSPITAL, 11, NITYANAND NAGAR, SAHAR ROAD, ANDHERI (E), MUMBAI - 400 069. PHONE : 2683 3939, 2683 4141, 2684 1969, 2683 6197, 6782 6300​Email :

    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust was formed on 1st September 1991, with its registered office at Sanjeevani Hospital, 11, Nityanand Nagar, Sahar Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400069. It was registered at Mumbai as per public charitable trust act 1950 having registration No-E-13636(Mumbai). Trust was also registered with income tax office under sec.12-A with registration no.TR/28840. The Trust has been regularly filling income tax returns with the income tax office as well as the charity commissioner's office at Mumbai.


    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust was founded with the following Objectives:

    •​To help economically backward meritorious students in the field of education.

    •​To lookafter, assist and render medical assistance to needy and deserving members of the society.

    •​To establish, initiate and run educational institutions.

    •​To set-up and run vocational courses to create employment opportunity in the rural area.

    •​To create and run preventive health clinics, hospitals, and medical institutions with the objective of helping the needy members of the society,especially in the rural area.

    •​To organize periodical health camps in rural area and also educate the rural public on the importance of education, health and hygiene.


    Within the aims and objectives oftrust, Sanjeevani Charitable Trust has achieved significant success since its inception, both in Mumbai as well as Kateel, a rural area in Mangalore. Some of the major achievements are listed as follows.


    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust

    •​Has Set-up a corpus fund for scholarship to help and assist the poor and deserving students in pursuing their education.

    •​​Has funded the construction of a Sanskrit college building in 1996 for diploma courses, postgraduate courses and PhD in Sanskritat Kateel.The college is a well-known postgraduate center called "DURGA SANSKRITA PRATHISHTAN"

    •​Has funded the construction of a Ladies hostel in 2002 and Gents hostel in 2009 to cater to students ofthe Sanskrit college.

    •​Regularly distributes scholarship to post graduate students and actively participates in various seminars and other promotional activities of the Sanskrit college.

    •​Conducts "Vasanta Veda-shibira", a one month summer camp for children, at Kateel, every year in April. This summer camp is being organized since 1998.

    •​Has funded the creative production of a set of two video CD called "THOULAVA NITYANUSHTANAM" to educate the children on the essential rituals to be performed after thread ceremony.

    •​Continually sponsors various scientific educational talks in field of Science and Medicine.

    •​​Has also donated Rs.56lacks for the construction of "ASHRAYA", a home for the senior citizens at Nerul, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra.

    •​Has instituted various awards in the field of Medicine and Culture to recognize the life time services of the distinguished people who have made tremendous contribution to the society.


    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust has been

    •​Conducting free TB clinics every Saturday at the Sanjeevani Hospital since 1996. Every year about 300 patients are treated totally free of cost.

    •​Supporting a subsidized ICU ambulance service to needy patients since 2001.

    •​Providing subsidizeddialysis service to chronic kidney disease patients since 2004.

    •​​Conducting Blood donation camps regularly. It also maintains a register of blood donors according to their blood groups to enable the listed donors to donate blood directly to the needy patients as and when such exigencies arise.


    Kateel is a rural area in Karnataka well known for Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple. Since the last two decades its population has grown tremendously. Many surrounding villages are easily accessible to Kateel through public and private transport systems.

    Kateel today has poor medical facilities. There are no well-equipped hospitals nearby and patients 'have to travel up to Mangalore or Manipal which is nearly 20-

    30kms away. Most of the time, during emergencies, there is neither immediate medical help nor even an ambulance facility available locally. So most of the cases cannot even reach the hospital during emergency. Today's concept of Golden hour medical help is practically non-existing. With the Temple tourists increasing day by day and lack of appropriate medical facilities in the vicinity there is definitely a need for a well-equipped hospital at Kateel.

    Sanjeevani Trust is very keen to develop a secondary care rural hospital at Kateel for the benefit of needy people of this fast developing rural area.

    Keeping the above objective in mind, the Trust has signed an MOU with Manipal Group of Hospitals to construct a 100 bedded hospital with all the diagnostic facilities. The proposal is to have a Casualty Ward, ten Consulting Rooms for visiting doctors, Pathology, X-Ray, CT Scan, Sonography, ECG, 2D Echo and Dialysis Service centers, 4 Operation Theatres, 10 bedded ICU, a Labour Room, an Ambulance service etc. To construct this hospital the Trust has already purchased about

    1.5acres of land in a prime location which has main road access and is very close to the Kateel temple and the bus depot.

    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust with Manipal University have mutually agreed to give free medical service to at least 15 villages around Kateel for the benefit of economically underprivileged patients. The activities planned under this initiative are as follows:-

    •​Conducting health checkup camps on Sundays in all the 15 village schools

    •​Creative, proactive and preventive health checkups.

    •​Creating family folders for each family in the village.

    •​​Creating awareness of the new hospital which is coming up with all modern facilities.

    •​​Enrollment of every member ofthe village and identifying senior citizens and people below the poverty li_ne.

    •​Creating awareness about insurance and preparing the insurance cards for each family.

    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust along with Aquakraft Projects Pvt Ltd has also launched a programme known as SWACHH KATEEL.

    SWACHH KATEEL provides Sanitation, Drinking Water, Community Health and Hygiene in an integrated manner to the above villages through the following initiatives:-

    •​​Provide Clean Drinking Water through aquatm's Water ATMs (Drinking water dispensing machines) at the most affordable unit price to be determined by the users (proposed to start with Rs. 2/- per litre)

    •​Provide Community toilets with access at the most affordable unit price be determined by the users (proposed to start with Rs. 2/- per access)

    •​Enable Skill Development through the vocational course SWACHH with successful incumbents being certified as SWACHH BANDHU's & SWACHH BHAGINI's leading to Vocational training and resource building at the grass root intervention level. It is our endeavor to have 2 SWACHH BANDHU's & 2

    SWACHH BHAGINI's for every village to be engaged under the MNREGA or NRLM.

    •​Both aquatm's and aquato's (Sanitation units) will be operator driven. Local Self Help Groups will be identified to manage, operate and maintain the said aquatm's and aqua to's. It will be an endeavor to identify women as operators leading to women empowerment. Part of the process through sale of water and access to toilets will be shared with the operators leading to livelihood creation.

    •​Access to aquatm's and aquato's will be through smart cards called SWACHH CARDS leading to financial inclusion and literacy

    We appeal to you to donate generously to make this dream come true. Your contribution will go a long way in providing much needed medical services to all who need them urgently but are not able to get them due to reasons of non­ availability of resources and also to those who cannot afford them presently.

    Sanjeevani Charitable Trust is managed by the following trustees.

    Dr. Suresh S. Rao

    Laxmish G. Acharya


    Dr.Deviprasad Rao

    Dr.Prashanth Rao

    Dr.Shruti Rao



    TEL:022- 26840647, 022-67826300 MOB: 9820025201

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      • Louise Pemberton

        Louise Pemberton

        Nov 21, 2017

        Well done! A fantastic achievement


      • Adam Bates

        Adam Bates

        Nov 15, 2017

        What a massive achievement Preethi, well done you must be so proud! Proud in both the achievement and more importantly raising funds the fantastic cause the promoted such an experience. Adam.


      • Kerry Kay

        Kerry Kay

        Nov 14, 2017

        Well done Preethi!


      • Preeti Athavale

        Preeti Athavale

        Nov 12, 2017

        Well done Team Preethi! A great achievement for a great cause! Keep up the good work! -P n K xx


      • Sreelekha Reddy

        Sreelekha Reddy

        Nov 11, 2017

        Very good work, well done.


      • Stuti


        Nov 11, 2017

        You have reached for the sky quite literally and all for a good cause ... an amazing achievement to be proud of forever. Well done indeed .Pradeep and Stuti


      • Sam Goult

        Sam Goult

        Nov 3, 2017

        Amazing stuff! Not just a pretty face! Indian and Yorkshire grit combined 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼. Well done Preethi (& co) xx


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      Preethi Rao

      Preethi Rao

      Sheffield, United Kingdom

      I have taken up the challenge of climbing mount Kilimanjaro to fundraise for a noble cause of helping build a hospital in rural India. This charity is close to our heart as we have seen this trust doing great thing to help the poor and the vulnerable over many years.

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