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Congrats to Piyush Tewari – Rolex Young Laureate

May 11, 2010

We like recognizing South Asian philanthropists here at SAPP!  The Daily Tell reports that Piyush Tewari, founder of SaveLife Foundation, is one of the honorees of the Rolex Young Laureates Programme:

The program was created last year to reward the younger generation of business leaders who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges with a spirit of enterprise.

SaveLife Foundation was sadly inspired by a family tragedy:

After his 17-year-old cousin died following a road accident, Tewari investigated the reason for his death – the length of time it took to provide basic life support – and, in his spare time, set up the SaveLife Foundation (SLF) to prevent unnecessary roadside fatalities. The foundation trains police officers and volunteers to provide rapid care – including trauma management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, control of bleeding and spinal immobilization – for road accident victims.

Congratulations to Piyush – what other South Asian philanthropists and social entrepreneurs should we be recognizing here?

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