When parents are kind and giving, children learn to be generous. And so it was for Harish Shetty, who learnt some valuable life lessons by watching his parents. His hotelier father, Gopal Shetty, has been a benevolent and caring employer for his staff. His mother, Amba Shetty has always been inspirational, keeping the faith in tough times and finding her happiness in helping others.
Establishing the AmbaGopal Foundation in their name is Harish’s way of paying tribute to his parents.
Today, the Foundation is invested in initiatives to restore health and prosperity to society. Hosh is one of the Foundation’s most impactful social initiatives. It works on multiple levels for social transformation:
For years of being taken for granted and overlooked, the colours of Mother Nature have turned itself into grey. We as humans often tend to surpass the very essence of what we possess and what has been provided to us by this universe.
Hosh by being brought into existence, finally looks at altering this routine that has been quite effortlessly set and locked by living beings.
The greys will now be reverted into it’s native colours. The growing population, the passing ignorance, busy lives and regretful past has made us all succumb to the pressures and ways of technologically advanced universe. But, while we make remarkable progress in the walks of science, the science of food, water and air remains stagnant.
Hosh has built itself to spread an awakening; an understanding of how not only the technological advancements but also the balance in clean water, food and air will help survive the human race. With the effort to bring back the colours of the nature, the transformation of an expected colourless future into a colourful companionship is also what Hosh looks at enhancing. Nobody in their old age deserves to be felt left alone. And gestures of love and presence always make a difference. Actions speak louder than words, remember?
The logo depicts the transformation of the colour grey into green which represents the extremely difficult process of nurturing a tropical plant. But, like it’s said, once the process meets the end, the plant which then transforms into a tree, only has the best to offer.
Hosh, through its logo envisions to go beyond its basic capabilities to make a magnificent difference in our way of living. Although it may face hardships to refurbish the redundancy of taking the nature and our health for granted, Hosh looks at becoming synonymous to an awakening, to bringing a change. A change that not just feeds your mind and body, but builds an opportunity for our future to be fed too.
The AmbaGopal Foundation is a charitable institution founded by Harish Shetty as a tribute to his parents. The foundation has become synonymous with HOSH (Helping Our Society Heal), an impactful social initiative. HOSH is working at several levels to manifest Harish’s vision of a vibrant, healthy society. It advocates for citizens’ rights to clean air, clean water and clean soil. It is striving for policy changes that ban chemical pesticides in food. It conducts outreach programs for poor farmers and encourages them to use organic methods of cultivation. It collaborates with organizations like the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital to raise awareness about the environmental impact on health. It conducts programs in colleges to strengthen the core values of the young and build future generations of giving, caring individuals.
In active legal Practice for last 35 years across all courts in India- lower courts, tribunals, High courts in all States, Supreme Court of India. Area of practice includes a vast arena of Civil,Criminal, Corporate and Commercial litigation and infrastructure consultations. Appeared in more than thousand cases over the years having a huge cliental base in India and abroad. Hundreds of cases filed as PIL and assisted litigants free of cost in the larger interest of the society.
Law Faculty since 17 years in Mumbai. Have secured Doctorate in Law, awarded at the hands of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 2012. Published book on Legalizing Euthanasia and published several research articles in National and international law Journals. Presented several research papers in National and international conferences/seminars. Chaired sessions and invited as resource person across the country. Filed PIL in larger interest of Public.
Dr Anju Kapoor has a Phd in Psychology with 3 decades of experience as a lecturer, practicing counselor & now head of institution for past 6 years in a college affiliated to Mumbai University. Dr Kapoor believes that positivity and health are interconnected. She practices this ideology in her private practice as well to heal and improve well being in the community.
Dr. Dilip Shankarrao Patil, age 56, has a military background with a farmer’s heart. He is double graduate in Arts with Economics & Political Science & Rural Development and has Post Graduation and Ph.D. in Arts with Rural Development. Dr Patil is working as an observer for UGC NET / SET & BARC Young Scientist Exam. He is a member of various advisory committees in Mumbai Municipal Corporation, and various Universities in India, At present Peer team member of NAAC - UGC Banglore. He represented India in Eleven International Conferences and associated with Nirmiti Youth Foundation (an NGO of ex NSS volunteers of Ruia College, Matunga) implementing developmental projects in tribal part of Vasai.
Shri S H Jafri is an international patient advisor and senior public relations officer at tata memorial hospital. In order to be patient centric Jafri sirs team and services are organized around the site of the disease in the form of Disease Management Group (DMG’s). The DMGs have multidisciplinary skills and expertise in a particular field of cancer from which patients can benefit. Jafri sir has been dedicatedly servicing the patients for the past 28 years.
Prof. B.S. Bidve is an M. A., Diploma in Higher Edu. He is the head of department for the EVS Department, University of Mumbai. Prof Bidve has many achievements from being a NAEP Programme officer for 5+ years, NSS Programme Officer for 18+ years, Chief conductor and Senior Supervisor for University Examination and many more. Sir has published several research papers as well. He is involved with several NGO’s at the district and state level.