When parents are kind and giving, children learn to be generous. And so it was for Harish Shetty, who learned 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:
The essentiality upon which the foundations of nature were built has been forgotten as we were more invested in erecting the concrete jungle. That very fabric that defines us and our morals. Harish Shetty wishes to bring back……to rejuvenate those values established HOSH (Helping our Society Heal) in this attempt.
Our implausible elements on which we have built our fortune Air, Water, Soil… They have gotten worse. They have been ripped apart from their natural state and been polluted to a level at which the retrieval of life in them is getting near impossible.
The elements of our foundation are endangered and on the brink of extinction. At what cost did this happen? A tad bit of progress in Modernity? Science? The Rat Race? At the end who won? Who lost? Humans won but at a cost unpayable. Is that the kind of progress that mankind needs or requires?
Progress is necessary; it is vital for development. Without development, humans would remain where they were in the stone age. The spark of fire is what brought us here; together…. Us as a community.
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.
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