To perform and get involved in philanthropy is, most of the times, done to gain fame in the eyes of the people. But it is not true for everyone. Well known philanthropist-Sudhir Choudhrie is one individual who indulges in charity with no inhibitions at all. Giving away to the society for its betterment comes to him innately.
Recently, at an event in Columbia University, Choudhrie was conferred for his utter dedication at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, the spectacular monument and the medical and graduate education institute at the Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan.
The Choudhrie Family Foundation established the Choudhrie Family student lounge for the medical students at the campus. The lounge is primarily built to offer relaxation time to the ones seeking solace amidst their busy hours.
The event witnessed the presence of Sudhir and his wife Anita.
Lee Goldman, Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center cited, ‘My good friends Bunny and Anita Choudhrie are major benefactors for the building and great friends of Columbia. I want to thank you for contributing your friendship and how much you mean to all of us here at the medical center.’
The association between the Columbia University Medical center and Choudhries has been around for a long time. The doctors at the center carried out Sudhir’s heart transplant with aplomb in the year 1999.
To express gratitude, the family donated $2.5 million in 2009 and subsequently set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger admired the Choudhries’ unselfishness and put them as “Columbian families through and through; you just can’t say enough about what these families have done for Columbia,” while also referring to other contributors.
The new center at the University will be opening its gates in August will definitely bring sheer joy to all those awaiting its inception.