“Wellbeing doesn't confine to ourselves and our family. We should Aim for Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu”. - Dr Laalam Lova Prakash.
Dr Laalam Lova Prakash, is a paediatrician by profession and an alumnus of Vijnana Vihara residential school, Gudilova, Andhra Pradesh. Along with serving the society as a medical professional, he passionately engages in different kinds of social work. Recently he took out time from his busy schedule to share his story via a short interview which has been given below:
Interviewer : Kindly tell us something about your professional and academic background.
Dr. Prakash : I am an alumni of Vijnana Vihara residential school, Gudilova, and passed out in the year 2003. I always felt that the medical field was my calling, so after completion of my schooling, I got admitted to Rangaraya Medical College, which I passed in 2006. Later on I went on to do my DCH degree from Manipal University, Karnataka and DNB from CNBC Hospital, Delhi.
Presently I am working as a pediatrician at Vedanta Mother and Child Care (Unit of Vedanta Polyclinic), Madhurawada in Visakhapatnam.
Interviewer : You are associated with several other kinds of social work as well. Can you tell us more about them?
Dr. Prakash : I have been taught to think about and serve others before oneself by my teachers. Thus I have always tried to associate myself with different kinds of social work, apart from my profession. Two years back in 2018, I established an organisation named, ‘Sri Lalam Srirammurthy Charitable Society.’ It mainly provides scholarships to meritorious students from economically poor backgrounds. Apart from that recently the organisation has helped several Government run schools by providing clean and safe running water. We have also helped to construct an open air auditorium for a nearby rural community.
Presently I am planning to organise free health camps for the students of our school, once this pandemic subsides.
Interviewer : Do you want to say something about your school or Vidya Bharati in general?
Dr. Prakash : As I have mentioned earlier, it was my school that taught and inspired me to serve my society and my country. It helped me to give a new depth to my life, for which I am very thankful.
The education that I have received from my school and teachers laid the foundation of my life’s core mottos, i.e. ‘Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu’, which translates to ‘May All Beings Be Happy And Free’ and ‘vidya dhanam sarvadhana pradhanam’, which roughly translates to ‘Education is the most important wealth’.
The lessons that I had learned as a child have helped me to guide me in life. I hope that even in the future I can stay true to my path and continue to serve my country.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Dr. Prakash for sharing his inspirational views with the alumni community.
If you are a Vidya Bharati alumni and associated with any kind of social work, kindly fill your details at https://www.vidyabharatialumni.org/social-service-survey
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