Allcargo Logistics supports 25 lifesaving free-of-cost heart surgeries for underprivileged children
Allcargo Logistics, India’s largest end-to-end integrated logistics provider, in a truly heart-touching gesture, provided life-saving free-of-cost heart surgeries to children from underprivileged sections of the society. 25 young children were treated bringing much-needed relief to the concerned families in this time of the pandemic. Allcargo Logistics collaborated with Satya Sai Education and Health Trust to arrange the heart surgeries and related treatments at Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Mumbai.
While commenting on the initiative, Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Allcargo Logistics said, “At Allcargo Logistics, CSR is not just a government mandate. In fact, it’s a way of life through which we make earnest attempts to give back to society in whatever way we can. The collaboration with Satya Sai Education and Health Trust offers us an opportunity to work for the less-privileged sections of the society, giving underprivileged children access to quality heart care and treatment. We would like to thank Satya Sai Education and Health Trust for supporting us in preserving the greatest treasure of humankind, children. Also, we express our heartfelt gratitude to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for acknowledging our humble effort.”
"In the Covid-19 scenario, the esteemed medical teams braved all odds and performed life-saving heart surgeries on children with congenital heart disease which is one of the main causes of child mortality in our country. In these critical times, we are grateful to the trust for supporting the cause and standing by the 25 underprivileged families and rekindling their hopes," said Dr. Nilratan Shende, GM - CSR, Allcargo Logistics.
Furthermore, the logistics major and the trust will also organize an event called Gift of the Life with the children who have been treated to create awareness and spread the message of social welfare and inclusiveness. Similarly, Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar who is associated with the trust shared his appreciation and said, "Sai Sanjeevani is a place where there is Only Dil and No Bill and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Shashi Shetty and Allcargo for giving the Gift of Life to 25 needy children who are our future".
The initiative has been implemented by the Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics. The Foundation works towards promoting people-centric inclusive development with the active participation of the community at all levels, covering diverse areas like health, education, women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability, sports, and disaster relief.