“My mission in life is to serve the community, by way of my professional ventures and personal pursuits.”
– Dr. B R Shetty
Dr. B. R. Shetty is an epitome of generosity and humanity and has contributed immensely towards the welfare of the society. He has always come forward to the aid of regions hit by natural calamities and other adversities and has donated generously either monetarily or through medical and critical care supplies. (Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir floods)
A list of countries where he’s supplied aid in times of grief include:
- Sri Lanka
He has supplied medicines to the grief stricken Palestinian state.
He’s also involved in encouraging the development of religious establishments including Temples, Mosques, Churches and Prayer Halls among others.
- The Special Care Center in Abu Dhabi
- The Cancer Foundation run by the famous cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan
- The Mudra Foundation, a non-profit performing arts organisation dedicated to deserving causes
Education and Sports:
Dr. B. R. Shetty considers the cause of ‘Education for all’, very close to his heart and contributes to this noble cause through Scholarships, Building funds for schools and colleges as well as promotion of various sporting activities. He is the former President of the Abu Dhabi Cricket Council and played a vital role in building the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The Giving Pledge:
The Giving Pledge is a global effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by encouraging the wealthiest individuals and families to give the bulk of their wealth to philanthropic causes. Dr. B. R. Shetty and his wife Dr. Chandrakumari Raghuram Shetty recently joined the pledge. The couple believes “It is a crime when you are able to help others and choose not to”.
- Pledge Letter: Giving Pledge
Dr. BR and CR Shetty Foundation
The Dr. BR and CR Shetty Foundation was officially launched in Bengaluru, India recently. The foundation’s work will focus in the areas of Education, Health, Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment. It is committed to actively participating in nation building activities by improving access to health and education for millions of people in India through a sustainability approach.