Assam Bhavan is not just any other Bhavan representing a state in another. Since the time of its inception it has been working for the welfare of cancer patients who come from Assam and anyone who is seeking shelter in this busy and expensive city of Mumbai. Assam Bhavan was founded in the year 1994-95 with the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Sharad Pawar allotting the land to the Assam government as a gesture of friendship of the two states. The building has shops at the periphery all around that generates rent and provides additional income to the building. The Assam Bhavan started their endeavour to lend a helping hand to the poor and needy cancer patients, who can’t afford the cost of the treatment in Mumbai. Besides this, Assam Bhavan also takes care of their accommodation, their food, traveling from the Bhavan to the hospitals etc. There is a 24/7 bus service provided by the bhavan to the patients. The highlight of this bhavan is the artistic paintings on display that serve as a token of gratitude from the rich Assameese culture. We also spoke with the resident Commissioner of Assam Bhavan who makes sure that the patients are at ease. The Assam Bhavan is a fitting tribute to the service of humanity and the struggle of mankind to fight a deadly disease called cancer. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Pranesh Kumar Roy for Navi Mumbai News.
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