As part of Sevanavaram (a week-long celebration of compassion and selfless service) observed in connection with Amritavarsham 70 (70th birthday celebrations of Chancellor AMMA) during September 25 – 29, 2023, the students, faculty and staff of Amrita School of Pharmacy organized various charitable activities. Sevanavaram at Amrita School of Pharmacy featured a blood donation drive, visit to special-education school & orphanage and assistance for the needy.
On September 25, 2023, the team visited twenty destitute homes of Varappuzha panchayat in Ernakulam district and distributed provision kit containing rice, sugar, tea powder, pulses and bath/bar soap to the needy.
The students of B.Pharm 2021 and 2023 batches along with faculty and staff visited Amrita Institute For Differently Abled at Thoppumpady, Kochi on September 26, 2023. Students presented various cultural programs, activities and distributed sweets to the inmates. After the visit, the students said, “Our experience with the students at Amrita Institute For Differently Abled was exceptional. We were able to create a lot of fun memories with them. They were engaging, lively and energetic which made us easy to interact and mingle with them. The visit gave us a whole new perspective of life. We realized that the happiness we are looking for is all around us.”
On September 28, 2023, the students of B.Pharm 2022, Pharm.D 2022 and Pharm.D 2023 batches visited Mathrushakthi Vidhyarthini Sadanam, Aluva and spent a wonderful time with the inmates. The students performed dances, magic & mentalism, the hands of the inmates were adorned with mehndi. Sweets and clothes were also distributed.
During September 25 – 29, 2023, Amrita School of Pharmacy and Indian Pharmaceutical Association-Amrita Student Chapter conjointly organized a blood donation drive at the blood transfusion unit of Amrita Hospital, Kochi for the benefit of general public. With the willing involvement of 128 volunteers stepping forward for this initiative, a total of 69 students, faculty and staff successfully donated blood.