An initiative to look after the mental health of our front-line health care providers
SPONSOR A MINI LIBRARY
India’s front line health care staff continue to face great anxiety, depression and burnout, during the ongoing pandemic. To help address these issues, the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust invites you to join a noble cause, “The RNCT Mini-Library” – an initiative to look after the mental health of our front-line health care providers.
What is the RNCT Mini-Library?
While hospitals typically have their own library, their collection of books are all from the genre of medical science. The RNCT Mini-Library aims to provide 150-200 novels, in the genre of fiction and non-fiction, to every hospital in the nation. To provide easy daily access to stress relief for our front-line health care providers.
How can a RNCT Mini-Library help reduce stress?
Doctors face immense stress as they treat patients and try to reassure relatives. They have shared that reading between back to back shifts, helps them to calm their frayed nerves.
Nurses are on beck and call, day and night. They often break down in tears, as they are overwhelmed by waves of new patients that often require intensive care and monitoring. They have shared that reading for even a few minutes, helps them to compose themselves and return to their duties.
Other front-line medical professionals such as anesthetists, radiologists, lab technicians, resident interns and others, put their lives at risk daily as they perform their duties. They too are only human and have families and worry about contracting the virus and taking it home to them. They have shared that reading, on their breaks, helps them to reduce & manage this daily fear.
How can my philanthropy help reach thousands of health care professionals?
Each RNCT Mini-Library costs Rs. 5750. This includes the cost of the wood to construct this portable library. Populate it with the generous donation of fiction & non-fiction books. Then transport and install it on location at hospitals around the nation. Every patriotic contribution towards this noble cause, will allow us to reach yet one more hospital and thereby many more hospital staff & even patients, who are all under great stress.
How can I contribute towards this noble cause?
You may choose to donate Rs. 2875 towards the construction and installation of a RNCT Mini-Library. With every contribution, we will work towards meeting our goal of reaching as many hospitals and hospital staff across the nation.
You may choose to donate Rs. 5750 to gift an entire RNCT Mini-Library to a hospital. For this noble gesture, we would like to acknowledge you and your family, by adding your family name next to The Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust. “Donated by the <Your Family Name, City>”, would forever brighten the hearts of all doctors, nurses, interns and other medical staff. Each time they reach out to pick up a book to better manage their anxiety, depression or fears, they will remember which patriotic Indian family joined the cause to look after their mental health.
You may choose to donate Rs. 57,500 towards the construction and installation of 10 RNCT Mini-Libraries. With every contribution of this scale, we can reach many more hospitals and also donate mini-libraries with invaluable educational books to colleges & schools, to uplift underserved college students & underprivileged school children.
Choose one of the following patriotic contribution amounts:
Tax exemption under 80G for Donation below Rs. 1,00,000.
You can claim 50% tax exemption of Rs. 28,750 under section 80G (5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, to repurpose part of your tax liability to support this noble cause!
RNCT Mini-Library Initiative for Colleges & Schools
Along with the noble cause of looking after India’s health care providers, Ratna Nidhi Charitable will be extending the RNCT Mini-Library initiative to also support underserved college students & underprivileged children.
By providing access to invaluable educational, self-learning & motivational books to colleges and inspirational, light fiction & non-fiction reading materials & novels to schools, Ratna Nidhi hopes to inspire college students, school children and even adults, with a zeal for reading and learning, by offering them the unique advantage of frequent and easy access to physical books.
As each Mini-Library can also be refreshed with new books as per the college & school’s feedback, this initiative can deliver the holistic benefits of an updated in-house library to all colleges & schools, that do not already have a library on their premises.
Please join us in supporting the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust Mini-Library Initiative!
"India is facing an unprecedented challenge with our communities being impacted by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the time to demonstrate solidarity, support and stand together to navigate through this crisis. The nursing staff along with the frontline Health workers have been fighting tirelessly during COVID-19. In order to offer healthcare services, we all health care proffessionals are working day and night. During this exhausted time your Ratna Nidhi library projects working as a stress release tools for all of us. We are all really enjoying the mini library during our Free time. The Trust provided us 140 fiction and nonfiction books with one mini library wooden cupboard. On behalf of all the nursing staff and health care professionals working at Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital Mumbai - 01 we would like to extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to Ratna Nidhi Charitable trust for the initiative to start Mini Library project at Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, Mumbai - 01." - Vijay Gaikwad, Social Service Superintendent (M.E.D) & Dr. Bhalchandra Chikhalkar, Superintendent - Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, Mumbai - 01
"On behalf of "Prince Aly Khan Hospital", I would like to thank you for donating us the mini library for our staff. It will facilitate our staff to get access to good non-medical reading material within the Premises. We appreciate you philanthropyand thank you once again for your generous donation. - Dr. Nupur Trivedi, Medical Director, Prince Aly Khan Hospital.
"We are very much thank you for your generous donation of 159 fiction and non-fiction books with one mini library wooden cupboard for our Hospital Library. These books will surely work as a stress release tool for our medical staff. It was indeed thoughtful of you and we very much appreciate your kind gesture." - Dipak B. Sonawane, Social Service Superintendent (Medical) & Dr. Tushar Palve, Medical Superintendent - Cama & Albless Hospital, Mumbai.
"We are very much thank you for your generous donation of 159 fiction and non-fiction books with one mini library wooden cupboard for our Hospital Library. These books will surely work as a stress release tool for our medical staff. It was indeed thoughtful of you and we very much appreciate your kind gesture." - Behram Khodaiji, Jt. Chief Executive Officer, Masina Hopsital, Mumbai.
"It is to inform that St. Georges Hospital CST Mumbai is critical COVID-19 care center our health professionals and other health care staff are operating day and night in service of those patients who are affected by COVID-19. In order to offer healthcare services, we all health care professionals are working day and night during this exhausted time your Ratna Nidhi Mini Library during our Free time. The trust provided us 154 fiction and non fiction books with one mini library wooden cupboard. On behalf of all the nursing staff and health care professional working at St. Georges Hospital, Mumbai - 01. We would like to extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust for taking initiative to start mini library project at St. Georges Hospital, Mumbai - 01. We would be thankful to youfor your support and future proposal." - Mirza S. M. Baig, Social Service Superintendent (Medical), St. Georges Hospital, Mumbai.
"The Management of Surana Sethia Hospital and Research Centre grabs the opportunity to thank you and your team towards donation of "Ratna Nidhi Mini Library" at our Hospital. The fiction and non fiction books provided by you will be of utmost usage to our Institute and we will ensure that maximum number of our staff and patients gets access to these good quality books. We are glad to collaborate with your institute through the "Ratna Nidhi Mini Library" project to cultivate mass reading habits among the staff of our Institute." - John, Manager, Surana Sethia Hospital and Research centre.