Giving Back to the Community, One Smile At A Time…

What better way to celebrate your birthday than by putting smiles on the faces of little angels? CEO Dr. O.P Pahuja had one such birthday this year.

A happy coincidence saw the birthday and an important event fall on the same day. What was the important event? Reading Aloud Day, organised by Kadam Education Initiative (KEI), which reaches out to underprivileged kids in Ahmedabad through the help of civil society groups, government authorities and corporate groups.

Through Kadam Education initiative (KEI), smiles were brought on the faces of some underprivileged kids this Reading Aloud Day. Stories are a fun and engaging way to imbibe good values in children, and to provide them with a sense of hope and belief  in ‘happy ending’. In an event organised by KEI at the Human Resource and Development Centre at St. Xavier’s College campus, educators and volunteers, called the Bal Dost provided and read out loud hundreds of such stories to the children.

What are the two things kids absolutely see as favourites? Stories and birthdays. So, naturally, an event which saw both- Dr. Pahuja’s birthday and Read Aloud Day stories- is bound to be fun. The day saw the kids singing the birthday song and a prayer, followed by storytelling sessions. Kids are the future, and educating them is the best way one can give back to the society.

In another act of giving back to the society, we also distributed computers through Rotary Club Ahmedabad(North) to Ashram Vinay Mandir Girls School, a public school in the city.

The Ashram Vinay Mandir Girls School, located across Gandhi Ashram is a schooling and hostel facility for underprivileged girls from in and around the district. Contributing to the school was a step towards making technology a little bit more ubiquitously available tool in the country to boost skills, knowledge and information accessibility.


Below are some memorable moments from the two events:

At the KEI event.
At the KEI event.



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At the Ashram Vinay Mandir Girls School/Rotary Club Event



All about the tech.
All about the tech.



Blood Donation Camp at UHR

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Do you wish to contribute to the society in any little way you can?

Have you been thinking of donating blood? Has the concept scared you?

Blood donation is something that is considered a noble activity.

But the word ‘blood’ itself scares a lot of people, forget progressing to ‘donation.’

We are organising a Blood-donation camp at United HR. And we would encourage you, and your Team Members, friends and family to come along and donate! Blood-donation is a rare opportunity to contribute to someone else’s well-being. It’s time we put aside the myths and look at the advantages of donating blood.

Moderation of Iron-level in Blood is one of the most important advantages of blood donation. We have been told since school days that vitamins, minerals, proteins, iron, etc., are necessary for a healthy body. But did you know having too much iron in one’s blood could actually increase chances of heart-disease? And too much iron also increases free radical damage in the body, which has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Blood donation, by moderating iron levels gives rise to a whole new set of advantages like:

  • Reduce the chances of a heart-attack by 88%.
  • Lower the risk of severe cardiovascular events like stroke by 33%.
  • Lowers the risk of cancers of liver, lung, colon, stomach and throat. Studies supporting could be found in Journal of National Cancer Institute as well as corroborated by Miller-Keystone Blood Centre.

Blood donation also gives you a chance for:

  • Free Blood Analysis– A blood donor receives a free prior health screening plus mini blood test. The HB level is tested, as well as blood pressure and body check is done. The donor is also screened for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, and other diseases; and is immediately informed in strict confidentiality if any of these tests show positive results.

One might think blood donation might “take away” something from one’s body. The donor’s body immediately begins to replenish the lost red-blood cells within 48 hours of blood donation. The donation thus:

  • Stimulates the production of new Red-Blood Cells.
  • Helps to burn calories. It helps burn about 650 calories for every pint, i.e 450 ml of blood given.

 Dizziness, nausea, light-headedness, fainting are some extremely short-lived side-effects which some individuals do face. But those are very normal and not everyone faces these. To ensure that the process is safe, blood donation should be done in a professional, hygienic environment where proper medical attention is given. It should be done under the supervision of experts. We at United HR have ensured that all these requirements will be met with in our blood donation camp. Details:

Date: 17th August 2018,

Venue: At the Swastik Society Hall,

Swastik Char-Rasta,

Off C G Road, Near Domino’s/AroDrape, Navarangpura,


Timings: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.