Dr. Rabeeullah, Chairman of Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group, has been honored with a special memento in Bahrain on Eid day for his outstanding contributions to community welfare and charity. The memento was presented by Amal Kooheji, CFO of Tamkeen, during the Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Anuradha Poduval Musical Fiesta held at Indian School, Bahrain.
Rahim Athavanad, Chairman and Managing Director of Rami production, Sheela Anil, Personnel Manager, Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Center, Sreelakshmi Jagathi Sreekumar, Marketing Executive, Shifa Al Jazeera Oman, were also present on the occasion.
Dr. Rabeeullah is renowned for his philanthropic activities. For him, charity begins at home in every sense of the word. The much acclaimed pension scheme which has been implemented at his village is the first example of this. He has adopted his native village of East Kodur in Malappuram district in the South Indian State of Kerala. Dr. Rabeeullah has been a source of livelihood for several families by offering them free auto rickshaws. He also supports numerous deprived students by sponsoring their educational fees and scholarships.
Dr. Rabeeullah has won many accolades during the three and half decade long service in the social and charitable fields. In 2013 he was conferred with the prestigious ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Samman’ Award, the highest honour accorded to overseas Indians by the Indian government for their pioneering role in enhancing India’s image globally. Recently he has been honoured with the ‘Pravasi Mitra’ Award constituted by Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam and lifetime achievement award by Rotary Club Trivandrum for his philanthropic activities.
Dr. Rabeeullah has recently started a charity initiative worth US dollars 1.5 million to be distributed within 3 years for the needy and destitute families. He has already distributed financial assistance worth Rs. 1.38 crore to the needy and other welfare schemes as part of this charity initiative. He also presented 10 sovereign (80 grams) worth of gold medal to Rio Olympics Silver medalist P.V. Sindhu last week. He has distributed special Onam kits worth 76 lakhs to the people of his native village Kodur last week as Onam Relief package.
Recently he extended help for the family of Jisha, a law student who was brutally murdered in Perumbavoor, Kerala, by offering five percent of land to construct a house and financial assistance to Jisha’s mother. Also, Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group has disbursed Rs. 50,000 (KD 250) each to the families of those killed in the fireworks accident at the Puttingal temple at Paravur, Kerala. And the Group has provided drinking water for residents near the Puttingal temple in the wake of the tragedy. Nearly 3000 families near the mishap site has benefited from the project. He also offered jobs for the qualified hands from the family members of the deceased at the Groups’ establishments across the Gulf States.
He has been instrumental in building closer links between India, the diaspora and their governments for the welfare of the local Indian community. Shifa Group made its entry to Kuwait in the year 2008 and the first Medical Center was established in Farwaniya. In its endeavour to spread its services to various regions of Kuwait, the second branch was set up in Fahaheel in 2011 and the third one in Jileeb Al Shuyoukh (in the name of Al Nahil Int’l Clinic) in 2014.