A: “I’ve always had this desire to help others and when I was in middle school, during the summer, I’d go back to India and visit my grandparents. I saw because of their elderly age, they were having difficulties coping with their daily lifestyle…I came back at started volunteering at assisted living centers that led me to volunteering at hospitals. I’ve always been a problem solver and so I saw there was a problem with these patients coming to the hospitals and I wanted to help them, so that’s what led me to starting this organization.”
Q: I understand you’ve done mission trips to India and Jamaica. Tell about what happened and what was accomplished?
A: “I organized a trip to New Delhi and we took 50 to 100 health kits and blankets and clothes and we took them to the slums and donated it to the people there….This past summer, I organized a mission trip to Jamaica where we went on a seven-day trip and we went to villages, schools and police stations and we gave health kits and by doing so, we helped a lot of people.”
Q: What’s the next step for your organization?
A: “One of the things that I’m working towards is somehow combining technology with this health care…I want to somehow start a data collection process where the underserved people can have their health checked by physicians without them having to go to the doctor’s office so that can help them monitor heart attacks, blood pressure and biological attacks before they actually occur. That can save tens of thousands of lives a year.”
Fulton County high school student Amal Bhatnagar (right) with the director of the Garland Hall Memorial Hall, an orphanage for youths in Jamaica. There, he donated more than 100 first aid kits, thermometers, and pill containers to the orphans there. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED.
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