Hridaya- Mitra Mandal (HMM)
was formed in 2003 and was registered with the Asstt. Charity Commissioner
Nagpur as MH-95-07, in 2007. People from various walks of life including Doctors,
Engineers, Retd. Persons, Patients & others joined the organization. Presently
the Organization is having 160 Life Members. Within a few months of its
formation HMM filed an
application in Patent Office, Mumbai. During the past 5 years number of camps
were arranged & a scientific study was undertaken during the year 2009, with the
permission of "Clinical Research Ethics Committee".
Objectives of HMM
Keeping in view the observations
of scientific research, on the usefulness of Bottle Gourd (Lauki / Dudhi)
and its benefits to human beings, HMM
strive for its campaign and spread the message on national &
To help & support the research
work going on Bottle Gourd.
To organize different health
camps, symposiums, debates, meetings, exhibitions, melas, conventions to
give wide publicity to the benefits of use of Bottle Gourd Juice at
village, tahasil levels and also in towns and cities.
To spread the message of
usefulness of other alternatives, yoga, exercise & other natural treatments to
help maintain a healthy life amongst the general public.
To organize various programs in
to give mental support to the patients suffering from Heart Diseases. To
inform them about the alternative treatment available, other than By-Pass
surgery & Angioplasty.
To create awareness amongst the people as to how to keep their heart healthy by
diet. Also to spread the awareness amongst the heart patients as to how they
should choose their diet to improve health.
To work in collaboration with
NGOs as well as Semi Govt. bodies who are working in this field.
To spread message that addiction
to bad habits, drugs are harmful to health and hence keep away from them to
lead a healthy life. To arrange various programs for the benefits of
children, youth & elderly people from time to time.
The body consists of one President, one
Vice President, one Secretary, one Joint Secretary & one Treasurer. In addition
there are ten members of the body. (Click here to see them)
History of some
of our Prominent Members
Late Shri Vilas Haldulkar
was the founder President,
he was an acute patient of heart since 1984. He lived with it for 25 long
years without any surgery and sustained 5 heart attacks. Despite all ailment
he was active till his last day
Late Shri Paresh Mogre
was the first Vice President, was also heart patient since 1984. He
sustained two heart attacks in 1984 & 1986, and retired in the year 2000. He
was advised Angioplasty in Aug.2000, but Angioplasty could not be performed
in Mumbai due to his critical health conditions. He then took to Bottle
Gourd Juice therapy and lived another 8 years efficiently. He finally passed
away in 2008 after he met with an accident.
Late Shri Sharadchandra Bhalerao
was the first
Treasurer of Organization, also had severe heart disease for more than 10
years. He too made significant contribution for the organisation and had a
major role in its development. He died of complications of liver in 2010.
Late Vinodkumar Soni
was the founder member of this organization and was cardiac patient since
the year 2000. He was advised Bypass surgery, which was scheduled in
Sept.2000, but he refused for the surgery and started Lauki Juice therapy on
the advice of Dr. Manu Kothari, Mumbai. He was very punctual in consumption
of juice. He worked hard for his business till his last days. He passed away
with massive heart attack in November 2010.
Mrs. Pratibha Dodke, from Wardha
is a member of our Executive committee since foundation. She was declared
as a cardiac patient in June 2001 and was advised an urgent Bypass surgery.
She refused to be operated and adopted Lauki Juice therapy. Since then she
has doing pretty well and is leading a normal life by
consuming minimal generic medicines and is currently playing very active
role in the development of the organization.
Mandal pays tribute to its founder member Mr. Sohan Lal Jamna Lal on his
first death anniversary (Click
Here to read)
Hriday Mitra Mandal Nagpur