Kalpavriksham, is the brainchild of Dr. M. Banupriya, who founded the trust in the year 2011 with nothing more than a few thousand rupees and the will to serve those in need. Her first brush with social work came while visiting the paediatric ward as an undergraduate student. She encountered a three-year-old toddler with severe cardiac abnormalities and destitute parents who could not afford the child’s treatment. Moved by their plight, Dr. Banupriya initiated a fundraising campaign within her hostel and undergraduate friends. The response to this initiative was overwhelming, she managed to raise enough funds for the child to get surgical treatment at a reputable charitable hospital and thanks to her efforts the child has grown to be a healthy teenager today. Inspired by the success of her campaign, she founded Kalpavriksham trust and adopted the motto “Join hands to save lives” as the trust’s official slogan. True to the slogan, with the help of like-minded individuals she has gone about creating awareness and raising funds for social causes. Over the years the trust has undertaken a number of activities; free medical camps have been conducted in various places ranging from Villivakkam, Chennai to Bodipalayam, Pollachi. These camps have served multitudes of poor people by providing them with free quality healthcare and medicines in their time of crisis. The trust also played a pivotal role during the calamitous flooding of Chennai city in the year 2015, free medical camps were conducted in Kotturpuram and Palavakkam, care packages comprising of essential household items were distributed in Saidapet and individual business owners who lost their livelihood were provided financial aid to stand up on their feet again. All these activities have earned our Trust a lot of goodwill among the common public and has motivated the founder and trustees to push forward on with their aim to serve. As part of the trust’s next big initiative, our founder Dr. Banupriya has envisioned a free clinic with special emphasis on cancer screening in Virugambakkam, Chennai. This clinic will provide quality healthcare and medicines to the deserving public and will screen for cancer so as to diagnose cancer at an early stage. The premises were donated for trust activities by our founder Dr. Banupriya and work has been initiated to renovate it and establish a clinic. Dr. Banupriya strongly feels that together we can make a difference in this world and leave it a better place compared to how we found it.
To uplift society, alleviate pain and suffering from medical ailments and make a positive difference in the community we live in.
To conduct free medical camps, provide essential medicines in rural and urban downtrodden communities, create awareness and conduct cancer screening camps. To provide financial aid for medical, educational and occupational needs of underprivileged individuals.
My name is Prativa Chakma, I come from Bangladesh. I came to Chennai to get treatment for cancer in my right breast.
Dr. Banupriya treated my mother for brain cancer. Before starting treatment, my mother was very concerned about side effects
My name is vivithakaran,26 years old, I am coming from Srilanka. I sustained multiple injuries in a road traffic accident
My name is Selvalakshmi, I was diagnosed with cancer in the food pipe at the age of 45 years. When I
My name is Srinivasan. My wife Jayanti was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer as her tumor had spread to brain.