Dr Arun Kumar Gupta, Hopewood Park and Ashadeep Institute, Muzaffarnagar, India
Ashadeep Dharmarth Sewa Samiti (Ashadeep) in Muzaffarnagar was established in 1993, motivated by Dr Arun Kumar Gupta of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Ram Monohar Lohia of New Delhi Hospital. Ashadeep is an autonomous organisation, constituted under the Society Act 1860 (India) and recognised by the Indian Government since 1998, and is completely funded by charitable donations.
Ashadeep currently has 310 life members and 160 monthly donors. The objectives of the charity are to deliver social and vocational activities to benefit children and young adults living with learning disabilities and complex mental health. The organisation also provides services for the elderly community in need, bereaved women, family planning support and medical assistance to the general public. Dr Arun Kumar Gupta provides encouragement, direction, support and clinical expertise to support the organisation, visiting on an annual basis, and also supports any one from the UK who would like to do voluntary work with the organisation.