KOCHI: This year, the Independence Day celebration at Komalikudi Village, Bison Valley, in Idukki was special, where the alumni of Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, voluntarily conducted a medical camp.
Komalikudi is one of the 101 villages adopted by Amrita SeRVe, an initiative aimed at developing rural India.
The camp was inaugurated by Swami Jnanamritananda Puri. Dr Jaggu, Dr Beena (Rtd head of NRHM), Dr Vivek Lakshman (AIMS alumni), Rajini (JSS director), Renjith Bhadran (Amrita SeRVe - strategy manager), Dr Chakravarthy, Dr Sheersha, Dr Manu Sudhi, Shobhana, Soundarrajan and Ponnuswami(ward member) also participated in the event.
Coinciding with the Idukki event, participating villages elsewhere in the country, such as Ransai (Maharashtra), Dunda (Utharkashi), Sarainoorudhin (UP), Borvai (Gujarat), Malcopon (Goa), Byse (Karnataka), Vellaramkunnu (Kerala), Hariramapuram (Rajastan) and Gupta Pada (Odisha) also witnessed similar programmes by Amrita SeRVe that were attended by the alumni members.