Meet Some Volunteers
Dr. Shireen Hussain
Dr. Shireen Hussain, a qualified ophthalmologist, feels that reaching out to people holistically and giving emotional support is equally important. After completing her diploma in counseling skills she has devoted herself to help individuals through counseling, understanding their health issues, and guiding them through any emotional or interpersonal issues. She is a regular at the RT Nagar centre, and also makes herself available on any day if there is an urgent need.
Link for Shireen's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/shireen
If you go to the Ramaiah Helping Hand desk at 9 and find a volunteer meticulously starting his day and ready to receive patients with care and responsibility… You can be rest assured it is our own Mr.Kini. Many doctors and staff correct their time in their watches with his presence. A very unassuming person with an aura about himself which displays responsibility, sincerity, care, timeliness and genuine concern for the needy patients who enter Ramaiah Hospital in pain and suffering
Link for Kini's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/kini
A former senior banker, is now the charisma and the coordinator of our Helping Hand volunteers at St. John’s Hospital. He is very prompt with any tasks given to him. Maitra is a very realistic person and has years of experience and learning to back his judgments. Has been working through the week since many years “Age is a matter of mind. If you don’t mind it does not matter” His zeal, zest and enthusiasm are examples good enough to prove the above saying right. Mr. Maitra is in social service for nearly two decades.
Link for Maitra,'s Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/maitra
Mr. V. K. Jain
He retired many years ago as a senior banker. Having proven himself professionally and having settled his children, he could have rested on his laurels and enjoyed his pensioner life. But he chose to commit himself completely to the service of people who are suffering not only due to physical ailments, but also loneliness, isolation, anxiety of the future. He spends almost all his weekdays in the giant Manipal Hospital, moving from the X-Ray unit to ICU to various outpatient areas, always with a smile, a suggestion to speed up the process, some guidance about hospital procedures, etc. Age is not a deterrent for this committed young gentleman who has made it a mission to reach out to as many patients as possible, and is in fact in demand by some of the doctors and professionals to give emotional support to patients.
Link for V. K. Jain 's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/jain-vk
Ms. Alpa Dharamshi
She may appear as a sucessful professional or business woman, but she is a lady with a determination not to make money but to do something much more meaningful. After doing her counselling training, she has plunged headlong into voluntary work at various hospitals, and she has taken up the challenge of counselling a very difficult segment of people – those who are suffering from advanced cancer, and require palliative care. She organizes various events, meets and counsels patients and their care givers, and motivates many others to join in this noble task. She is a role model to others who wish to make their life a service for those who need emotional suport the most.
Link for Alpa's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/alpa
Ms. Anusuya Shirali
One of the finest and senior volunteers, she is known for her relentless social service for nearly two decades. Always dressed immaculately and with full energy and interest, Anasuya specializes in Pain Trauma Therapy for Terminal cancer patients. A popular quote says “It is simple to be happy… but it is difficult to be simple” She is a simple as well as a happy person. Ready with quick, simple and very earthy solutions Anasuya can make anyone feel like a winner. She volunteers at Ramaiah and Kidwai hospitals.
Link for Anasuya Shirali's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/anasuya-shirali
Fondly known as “BUS Kala”, for having arranged the transport facilities for the Helping Hand Annual day. She is a warm, sorted and a balanced person who faces eventualities with grit and can give issues and problems a run for money. Kala counsels at the RT nagar center and is very regular with her work. She visits government schools to help children out with the pressures they experience.
Link for Kala's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/kala
A name that needs no introduction in Banjara. The concept of 24/7 in the business world came much later, the earnestness of Ramaswamy to help 24/7 is amazing, since he is literally available at any time for anyone in need. His services to humanity extend to Kidwai, Nimhans, Baptist, Ramaiah and many other hospitals. He is ever ready to lend an ear or a hand to anyone who seeks his help. He is a great lover of retro music and in all his busy schedule takes out time to live life to the fullest. Yes, he can shake a leg and tap his feet to most of the peppy retro songs.
Link for Ramaswamy's Page : http://banjaraacademy.org/volunteers/ramaswamy