Pune, 12th July 2023: Dr. P. K. Grant, Managing Trustee of Ruby Hall Clinic appointed as Advisor to the National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India. Dr. Grant’s exceptional medical expertise, philanthropic endeavours, and unwavering dedication to community welfare make him an ideal choice for this prestigious position. His appointment reflects the government’s commitment to promoting inclusivity and providing equal opportunities for all citizens. Shri Ali Daruwala, Advisor for National Commission for Minorities & Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) felicitated Dr. Grant on his appointment today at Ruby Hall Clinic. On the occasion Sameer Pathan & Azim Godakkuwala & other karyakartas from minority community entered the BJP in the presence of Ali Daruwala.
As National Advisor, Dr. PK Grant aims to empower and uplift minority communities by focusing on three key areas: community development, healthcare advancements, and promoting Pune as a thriving hub for medical tourism. Driven by a deep commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunities, Dr. Grant’s appointment aligns perfectly with the hospital’s mission of creating a prosperous, healthy and harmonious society.
Upon his appointment, Dr. Purvez Grant, Managing Trustee, Ruby Hall Clinic stated, “I am deeply honoured to have been entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the National Advisor for the Minority Commission of India. I firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves equal opportunities to succeed and thrive. My primary focus will be on addressing the unique challenges faced by minority communities (Jains, Sikhs, Parsis and Muslims) and ensuring their holistic development. For example, Zoroastrian women are not allowed in the agyari if they marry outside the community. I am committed to promoting educational opportunities, skill development programs, and entrepreneurship initiatives that will empower individuals from minority backgrounds. ”
Acknowledging the city of Pune’s significant potential, Dr. Grant emphasised his plans to leverage its strengths for the benefit of both minority communities and the city itself. “Pune is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage and immense talent pool. By harnessing this potential, we can create opportunities for economic growth and foster an environment that attracts investments. My aim is to ensure beautification of the city, make it a hawker-free zone, remove potholes and illegal hoardings while positioning Pune as a global destination for medical tourism. We can utilise the world-class healthcare infrastructure Ruby Hall Clinic offers such as the inclusion of the Cyberknife for cancer patients and leverage partnerships to provide quality healthcare services to both domestic and international patients.”
Dr. P.K Grant also praised the Honourable Prime Minister for his relentless efforts in advancing the welfare of minority communities and his initiatives to promote inclusive growth. “I commend the Honourable Prime Minister for his vision and commitment to uplift the minority communities. His initiatives such as the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan, Ayushmaan Bharat scheme and Foreign Policy Programme have laid the foundation for a more inclusive society. At Ruby Hall Clinic alone, we have always gone above and beyond as part of our outreach programme – be it undertaking surgeries for paediatric cardiac patients free of cost or annually spending over 20 crores on charity for patients from the lower economic strata. I am confident that, with the government’s support, we can bring about transformative change and create a society that embraces diversity and empowers all its citizens.”
Dr. Grant’s appointment as the Advisor to the National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India signifies a significant milestone in the nation’s pursuit of inclusivity and equality. With his leadership, expertise, and unwavering dedication to community welfare, we can anticipate a brighter future for minority communities and a stronger, more prosperous India.