Open Forum with Dr. Prakash Amte

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BridgeAble along with De Ideaz, organized a talk and open forum with Padma Shree and Magsaysay Award recipient, Dr. Prakash Amte. Dr Amte, a medical doctor, is the son of Baba Amte. Dr. Amte has dedicated his life to working with tribal communities in Maharashtra since the 1970s. 

The talk was well attended by adults and children. It was inspiring to hear Dr. Amte talk about the patience and tenacity needed in getting their first patient from the forests of Gadchirolli district in the 1970s. It has been a long journey from then to now culminating in the operation of hospitals, schools and an animal orphanage in these remote locations of Maharashtra.