Entrepreneur couple donate Rs 200 cr to build cancer hospital for underprivileged
City-based entrepreneurs Vijay Tata and Amrita Tata celebrated their daughter's birthday in a memorable way for many. In a distinctive initiative, the couple launched New India, a charitable trust on Wednesday and donated 200 crores to it for building a free cancer hospital for the underprivileged.
The couple has been sheltering 40 kids for 6 years and the dream got bigger to give back to society, which gave birth to NEW INDIA.
Actor Emraan Hashmi graced the occasion with his presence. The unique attribute about NEW INDIA is that it is self-funded and it won't accept funds from anyone.
Inaugurating the NGO, Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi said, "I have very closely seen the pain which cancer patients and their family goes through. NEW INDIA's initiative to create new hope for poor cancer patients is worth appreciating and I am glad that individuals like Vijay Tata and Amrita Tata are coming forward to take this novel step."
The couple has pledged 50 acres of land worth 100 crores in Attibele-Anekal Road to the trust. Additional 100 crores will be used towards the construction of the super-speciality cancer care hospital.
Entire hospital project will be designed by a UK based Architect and Engineering firm, BDP, formerly known as Building Design Partnership.
About NEW INDIA
NEW INDIA - A nonprofit organization will be completely self-funded by Vijay Tata and Amrita Tata and will focus on creating a new hope for the betterment of underprivileged. It aims to cater women, children, critical illness and stop-rape initiative to bring justice to rape victims and help them resurrect their lives.