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Khailshanker Durlabhji Avedna Ashram

Translated into a home for the terminally ill

The Trust manages the hospital through an unusual philanthropic model. The Khailshanker Durlabhji Avedna Ashram, is a unique examples of philanthropic venture in healthcare.
The Avedna Ashram is a 100-bedded hospice, a home for patients with terminal illness and a shelter for people in pain. Unlike developed countries (where the state is mandated to providing such a facility), Avedna – as one of the few private hospices in India – fills  the void by providing board, lodging and palliative care to terminally-ill patients or to those who are in the last stages of cancer or paralysis. Avedna steps in when family and friends grow weary, as a place where care and compassion are free but life is rationed. We, at Avedna, have learnt to cherish 'today' for we know that 'tomorrow'  may be  a distant dream. Designed for fresh air and plentiful light, the Ashram also houses the Ananth Bhandari Day Centre which caters to the spiritual, academic, intellectual and creative needs of senior citizens (i.e. people over 60) through activities that they conduct on their own:  yoga, meditation, music, reading and lectures. Food for all patients is prepared in a spacious, well-equipped kitchen; the inmates are also exposed to reading material, music, games, television, counselling, medicine and acupressure services – all of  it  pro  bono. The hospice has provided over 2 lac days of free patient care services.   
The Aim –
To provide medical and nursing care to people with terminal illness.
To provide this care irrespective of community, caste and creed.
To provide care absolutely free of cost.
Visitors who visited the Ashram appreciated the good work done for the humanity :-
LEANDER PAES (Indian Tennis Legend) : The greatest joy in life is life itself...and the care and love that you give. Your patients and staff members make life worth living. My heart and prayers go out to each one of you for the service you are doing towards humanity. I am truly humbled. Keep up the extraordinary work you do.
DR. R. A. MASHELKAR ( Former Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) : This is the highest service to humanity. The Durlabhji family is unique in terms of its commitment to care for the uncared, for making the last few days of these unfortunate people as peaceful and joyful as possible.
SANJEEV BIKHCHANDANI (Chairperson, naukri.com) : A very educative and humbling experience for me. I salute the commitment and the efforts of all the people who worship here. You are doing God's work. It was a privilege to visit this great institute.

SUDEEP CHAKRAVARTI (Author) : It is a pleasure to be here, to learn so much about our human condition, and about those who help to make it better. Much love and good wishes.
PIYUSH PANDEY (Executive Chairman & National Creative  Director of Ogilvy & Mather India) : I salute the nurses, the back-end staff, the doctors and those who make the last station between life and death meaningful, joyful and wonderful.  To the Durlabhjis … Rashmibhai, Yogi, family & friends - LAGEY  RAHO !
MR. NARAYANA MURTHY (Co-Founder of Infosys) : Visiting Avedna Ashram was one of the most moving experiences of my life. The kindness of the family and the nurses is extraordinary.
DR.  APJ  ABDUL  KALAM (Former President of India) : It is inspiring, divine and dynamic. The Durlabhji Avedna Ashram is the work of God.
DILIP  KUMAR  AND  SAIRA  BANU (Famous Stars of Indian Cinema) : A heart-warming experience! Our visit to Avedna was most moving; in a sense, it touched the innermost chords of humanism.
ELA R BHATT (Founder of Self- Employed Women’s Association of India) : Avedna Ashram is the living embodiment of Gandhiji's trusteeship philosophy. The Durlabhji family has carried forward the tradition of the rich, sharing and caring for the poorest and neediest in society. 
Wish to Help ?
Your contribution will go a long way in bringing peace and dignity to someone in pain. Donations approved for exceptions under 80 G and 35 AC of I.T. Act (100 % exception)
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