Hrithik Supports Causes Outside Filmdom

Published On: 2012-09-04

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Hrithik Roshan launches “Save-A-Heart” Program

Source: Healthcare Digital

Date: Jan 27, 2011



Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and SevenHills HealthCity, launched Save-A-Heart program for under-privileged children suffering from congenital heart defects.


This initiative provides donors and philanthropists a platform for sustainably supporting and funding cardiac interventions and surgeries for needy children. Bollywood Superstar Hrithik Roshan has committed full support by participating and assuring his time to expand this cause.


Hundreds of needy children with heart ailments and their parents visited the sprawling SevenHills HealthCity Campus and they all had two things in common: a beaming smile and a congenital heart defect that they hoped will be cured through “Save-A-Heart” program.





Hrithik Roshan Supporting Causes Outside Filmdom

Source: Hamara Photos

Date: January 27, 2011


Bollywood artists have been associated with some or the other cause close to their heart. In recent times we saw Shabana Azmi organize a fashion show with the who’s who of the industry and raising awareness and donations for girl kids in her native town Mizwan. At the do, many stars had participated, including Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, director actor Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan.


Hrithik, it seems has taken the cause of charity close to his heart, as just a day after walking for the charity event with Shabana, he has gone out to donate financially for ten children born with congenital heart defect (CHD), while present at Save a Heart initiative in Andheri. He will help the children overcome their disorder with his contribution.


The actor says he feels he has done something meaningful after being attached to causes like these and feels it is his duty as a human to help those who need it. Hrithik also encouraged others to come forward and help the cause, as children are the future of a country, and by helping one child, we are helping our own future.


And while at it, it seems he knows how to help kids more than just financially! He went on to share his dancing talent with the children present at the function and got them many a smiles!




Hrithik saves hearts

Source: Mid Day

Date: Jan 28, 2011


The actor sponsors heart surgeries for ten children as part of a paediatric programme


Hrithik Roshan has sponsored the surgical operations of 10 children of the Seven Hills Medical Foundation (SHMF)'s paediatric programme in the Mumbai suburb of Andheri.


Dr Bhujang Pai, Head of Radiology SHMF, says, "We have started a Save A Heart programme as a public initiative. We do lots of free open-heart surgeries. We thought of getting someone who is very fond of kids and who kids are fond of as the face of our programme.


I know Hrithik and his family. We are family friends. I asked his parents if we could get him involved in this programme in any way."


Dr Pai continues, "Hrithik not only agreed to be the face of the SHMF scheme for children, but also donated R 15 lakh for the heart operation and post-operative care of 10 children who registered in the scheme."


Says the doc, "Lakhs of children are born in India with heart defects. Because of lack of proper infrastructure and financial assistance, most die before their first birthday. Nearly eight in every thousand children are born with a congenital heart defect. Through this scheme, poor parents won't have to run from pillar to post for their children's medical treatment. We want to reach out to people in a big way and so Hrithik's hoardings will be all over India."


The heart surgery of each baby costs a lakh and a half rupees and Hrithik donated the amount immediately so these operations could take place as soon as possible.


"We have a scheme where if someone pays R 1.5 lakh for the heart surgery of a baby he can adopt the baby. The baby will send him a card on his birthday as he's saved his/her life etc," added the doc.