With great pleasure I welcome you to the website of Madhavarao Scindia Memorial Charitable Trust. The performance of the trust for the last 15 years had been very promising and fills my heart with joy I look forward with brimming confidence to venture in to future activities to achieve the aim set while starting the trust.
The unfortunate and untimely demise of an unforgettable National Leader Madhavrao Scindia, who took birth in a Royal family and yet understood feelings and emotions of commoner by working with them was the most painful and irreparable loss to the Nation.
To keep the sweet memories of that great personality on his first death anniversary, Kannur ventured the foundation of a noble project. Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Trust today is prominent in the field of social services, in North Malabar region. Of all the memorial institutions in the country in the royal name of Madhavrao Scindia, undoubtedly modern medical services to the common man being provided by the Trust is most prominent and gaining acceptance.
Holding the reigns, the Chairman of the Trust K. Pramod has quite a bit to speak about the circumstances and the back track. September 30, 2002 was the first death anniversary of Madhavruu Scindia. His last public appearance was in Kannur; and he captured the affection of the population in one gathering. That alone could be the reason for the general feelings of the public to ever maintain his sweet memories by establishing a memorial trust in his royal name. Thereby Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Charitable Trust took birth in Kannur. The D.C.C. President Adv. Sunny Joseph lighted the lamp to usher us in to a field of social service.
Help the poor students, extend helping hands to those suffering from various diseases and helplessness were our prime objectives and the Trust has maintained them all these years.
It was the dream of the Trust to establish a hospital to impart all possible medical services to the poor patients. Ultimately in October 2003. a hospital was established in a rented building.Sri K. Sudhakaran,state forest Minister,inaugurated the multi-speciality hospital named sanjivini madhavrao scindia hospital equipped with gynecology ,pediatric,NICU,general and laparoscopic surgery,orthopedics,dermatology,ENT,emergency ICU,X-ray,pharmacy,medical lab with round the clock service.
This was the time when medical field was turning into almost a business, rather than service. At this juncture also. Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Hospital distinctly stood out with a noble difference -50% of the profit earned from the Hospital was diverted purely for humanitarian causes. Reasonable discounts and free treatments were being given to a large number of poor patients.
Since last 15 years, Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Trust has been providing lunch to the patients of Dist. Hospital, Kannur on every Saturdays. The trust has undertaken free education of many students selected from financially backward families.160 poor patients were offered free Cataract Surgery. The Trust has conducted a number of free medical camps, free diagnostic camps including blood group tests, health seminars, awareness programmes etc. helping numbers poor patients from different corners of Kannur. Most notable among these camps was the free heart surgery to 15 chronical patients and camp for para plegics under the care of eminent neuro surgeon prof.Dr.Thomas joseph.The Trust has always joined hands with all service programmes organised by the Government. One of the most noted services by the Trust is the free school uniform distribution to poor students. Started with a target of one thousand poor students from Kannur Municipality area .We proudly announces that today,the Trust has covered 24500 students from 175 schools.
We have been conducting chithrolsavam.drawing competition and quiz competition for school children.Apart from these, we have been conducting counselling classes for SSLC students and their parents.To inculate the principles of Mahathma Gandhi among school students,a novel scheme "know india know gandhi" was introduced.so far about 5900 copies of gandhi's auto biography were distributed to students of various high schools.to boost the sagging morale of football,an intercollegiate football tournament was conducted and proposed to conduct an all india intercollegiate football tournament this year.Apart from these,we are sponsoring many tournaments like head ball, badminton,cricket, caroms etc.The Chairman K.Pramod reiterated that the Trust is indebted to the general public of Kannur for their sincere assistance towards all these noble and humanitarian services. He added that the invaluable assistance and contribution by the Kannur Chamber of Commerce, people from business and industrial fields, a large number of Malayalee NRI friends etc. were prime contributors towards the success of all our ventures.
Madhavrao Scindia Hospital Memorial Charitable Trust, during its 14 years of existence is now in progress with a most prestigious venture. The trust in a joint venture with Kannur Institute of Medical Science & Technology is about to establish a 100 bedded Multi Speciality Hospital in Kannur. The Chairman hastily added that the Trust ventured this massive project based on the earnest support of many NRI's. They are also planning to setup haemodialysis centers in all the 14 Districts of Kerala with the help of various charitable organisations to help the poor patients.
Behind the success of all our venture the Chairman added, the honest commitment of the 199 members of the Trust, their sincerity, open mindedness and oneness are vital factors. Selfless and devoted contributions of Doctors and the efficiency and sincerity of rest of the working team have brought up this Hospital and its humanitarian services to such a level that Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Hospital would stand out as a true monument to a great leader, who captured the mind of Kannur. In this connection ,we would like to mention that the trust has been honored by ISO 9001-2008 towards outstanding service in the field of social,cultural and educational activities.Also notable that the charitable works in the field of child welfare has earned as the chairman k pramod has coveted National award for child welfare 2013 from hon.President Shri.Pranab Mukherjee on 14.11.2014 at New delhi.He is also recipient of Balan Kalliyath award for the best social worker of 2010.