Ravi Prakash Sanjivani Hospital Services Launched

Health care began at a minimal cost to 5 lakh people of 150 villages around Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh. The 200 bedded Ravi Prakash Siliconandhra Sanjivani hospital started its services on Sunday, 6th January 2019. Medical equipment had been set up and doctors from USA and India are all set to offer their services for free.

Andhra Pradesh Assemby Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad as Chief Guest inaugurated the Central lab. Basavatarakam Cancer hospital Medical Director Dr. Subrahmanyeswar Rao ,Siddharta Medical College Alumni President Dr. Srinivas, Secretary Amarnath, many NRIs and Pamarru MLA Kalpana attended the Mega Health Camp.

Age has not deterred Kuchipudi woman Mandava Bala Tripura Sundari who is nearly 70 yrs old to collect a whopping 70 lakh from each and every household. She too donated one lakh to the hospital.

Today the surrounding villages of Kuchipudi have a multi speciality hospital and the people will no longer have to depend on Vijayawada hospitals which used to be the closest delivering health facilities to them. The six floors of Sanjivani hospital with a total area of one lakh sq ft was completed in record time and inaugurated on 18th October 2018 – Vijaya Dasami day. Silicoandhra founder Kuchibhotla Anand and TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash efforts were lauded for bringing hi-tech health care to the doorsteps of the needy.

Sanjivani hospital has been built completely with crowd funding. Many locals from the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich contributed from a mere hundred rupees to a few crores . Through the Ravi Prakash Foundation TV9 CEO donated Rs. 4 crore for construction. NRIs across many countries pitched in funds to help for the philanthropic cause.

In the history of broadcast journalism in India for the first time a crowd funding campaign was taken up by TV9 news channel. Through many hours of non-stop LIVE telecast seventeen crore was raised. The entire campaign on TV was done in collaboration with Siliconandhra.

Siliconandhra is a non- profit, non- political, non- religious, cultural and community organization that promotes art and dance among the Telugu speaking people in the US.

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Ravi Prakash Sanjivani Multi Speciality Hospital starts health services- TV9


Impact of Sanjivanithon: Ravi Prakash SiliconAndhra Sanjivani Multi Speciality Hospital

Sanjivanithon:  Impact

The impact of crowd funded campaign on a television news channel like TV9 was
extraordinary. In the history of broadcast journalism in India for the first time a TV channel executed a fund raiser to support the cause of a multi speciality hospital in Kuchipudi village without sponsors.
For the past four months TV9 and Ravi Prakash Foundation took up the cause of health for one and all as a challenge. Non-stop LIVE telecast of the fundraiser was done in three different stages to raise seventeen crores for Sanjeevani hospital. Through Ravi Prakash Foundation the CEO of TV9 set an example to society of how good causes should and can be supported. Ravi Prakash through his Foundation contributed a sum of 4 crores. This made him the highest contributor for this good cause and today the hospital has been named Ravi Prakash Siliconandhra Sanjivani hospital. The entire campaign on TV was done in collaboration with Siliconandhra. 
Siliconandhra is a non – profit, non- political, non – religious, cultural and community organization which promotes art and dance among Telugu speaking people in the US.
Regarding the campaign awareness was created using promos, feature stories, half an hour programs, sound bytes, scrolls and other graphic elements on screen. The impact of this campaign has set a precedent of how crowd funding can be done by a broadcast media for a good cause. Many donors happened to be viewers of TV9 who came forward to support this wonderful cause. Today the surrounding villages of Kuchipudi will have a multi speciality hospital and the people will no longer have to rely on Vijayawada hospitals which used to be the closest delivering health facilities to them. 



Sanjivanithon 2: Rs 4 crore collected

In collaboration with Siliconandhra TV9 recently telecast Sanjivanithon to raise additional funds for Sanjivani multi speciality hospital.  The LIVE telecast was aired non-stop/uninterrupted without any sponsors in USA for five hours and in Indian time band for three hours the next day.

Donations poured in from as far as Bahrain to Tokyo and the Telugu diaspora spread across the world responded through Skype calls and social media connect. Combined with donors from India an amount of four crore ten lakhs was collected.  Earlier on 24th June 2018 history was created for the first time on Telugu news television when an appeal was made to support upcoming hospital and a sum of thirteen crores was collected during TV9 LIVE telecast.

Huge Response to TV9 Siliconandhra Sanjivanithon fund raising event – TV9

Today the six floors of Sanjivani hospital with a total area of one lakh sq ft has been completed in record time and the Out patient department will be inaugurated and opened up for the public on October 18th, Dasara festival. Medical equipment for a multi speciality hospital is being set up and doctors from USA and India are ready to offer their services.

 Siliconandhra founder Kuchibhotla Anand on Sanjivanithon fund rising – TV9

Sanjivani multi speciality hospital is a non-profit venture of Siliconandhra in association with Smart Andhra Pradesh foundation which provides health services at doorstep to people in 150 villages.

 Be A Part Of ” TV9 Siliconandhra Sanjivani Hospital ” & Save Lives ! || Kuchipudi 

Kuchipudi is a village in Movva Mandal, Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh world renowned for the ancient Kuchipudi dance form. The village has no roads and schools and has been neglected by successive governments since independence. This was before Siliconandhra adopted Kuchipudi. Today roads have been laid, people’s basic needs have been met and developmental works taken up.

 Sanjivanithon 2 : Donor’s express their happiness over Sanjivani Multispeciality Hospital – TV9

As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally, Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further its commitment and passion for making a change in the society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas. Ravi Prakash Foundation has donated four crores to the hospital. TV9 by supporting this cause not once but twice has made history in the area of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy by promoting, publicizing and telecasting Sanjivanithon I and II free of cost for twelve hours in parts and by raising funds of 17 crores.

Sanjivanithon 2 : Your Ancestors names will remain forever on the walls of Sanjivani hospital – TV9

Sanjivanithon : వేగంగా నిర్మాణమవుతున్న సంజీవని ఆస్పత్రి || Kuchipudi – TV9


Ravi Prakash Foundation : One year to philanthropy in education

Zilla Parishad High School students and management thanked TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash at a thanksgiving meet organised at Kothapatnam in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. One year ago on July 5th, 2017 new school block was inaugurated by Ravi Prakash.

ZP Government school like many other government schools lacked enough class rooms for students and classes were held under tree shade. Ravi Prakash Foundation built a new block at the cost of one crore. Eight classrooms and a library was planned. Separate rooms for teachers and headmaster was built. Classrooms had paintings on walls that matched the décor of tables and chairs. Each class was given fans, study tables, chairs,  and the book racks in library gave it a corporate look. Students from far places started to come here to study. Today the school’s strength has gone up by 1500 students and teachers by 50. The pass percentage has increased to 98% and it is a proud moment for the school as six students have got selected for IIIT.


As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further its commitment and passion for bringing change in the society by supporting the cause of education and health. Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.



TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash Foundation supports TEAM Aid

Whether it was Indian students unfortunate deaths in road accidents, Universities leaving Indian students in the lurch or when Indian women faced domestic violence it was the one phone call they made to TEAM Square that came to their aid. TEAM Square offered help to hundreds of Telugu NRIs in the USA.
TEAM square was a non-profit organization started by Telugu NRI Mohan Nannapaneni twenty years ago. It began its activities with 200 volunteers and 6,000 members. Today it is purely a voluntary organisation and works just like any International Red Cross or
Salvation Army.
Team Square has been renamed as TEAM Aid and has expanded its services to
every Indian regardless of caste, creed and language. TEAM Aid offers services
in America and Canada. TEAM Aid had sought collaboration with other national
and international organizations in fifty States of North America and the
response had been encouraging.
In New Jersey on 10th April 2018 forty organizations partnered with TEAM Aid. The website teamaid.org was launched at the event for people to register as volunteers. TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash was the Chief Guest for this event and also at Bay Area’s Siliconandhra University event on 5th June 2018 where thirty Indian organizations partnered with TEAM Aid which included a Malayali, Sikh and Marwadi Association.
Ravi Prakash Foundation has decided to support TEAM Aid. Mr. Ravi Prakash
strongly believed that Indian community in the US under TEAM Aid is one large extended family. TV9 Telugu channel has been promoting TEAM Aid phone
numbers and its activities vigorously in American time band.
As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further his commitment and passion for making change in society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is  undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.



TV9 Public Service Messages

Media forms an integral part of everyone’s lives. Media plays the noteworthy job of letting the masses know what is happening round the world and that too within minutes of the outbreak.
As part of its motto for a better society and unlike other media houses TV9 takes up around 30 social causes every year free of cost. It also does numerous public service messages to create awareness on social, political, economic problems in country. Some of its recent campaigns have been against poorly maintained government hospitals and corruption by staff who extort money from the poor.
To create awareness that superstitions are a bane for the society and unscientific, many public service messages have been made by the channel to create awareness against such issues. In this issue TV9 did an investigation into tribal hamlets where people felt that they were attacked by ghosts in the night. Through consistent reporting and working with local tribals it was proved that men were under delusion due to alcohol, chloroform adulteration of toddy.
Another public service campaign has been against honour killings of intercaste married couples. Not only did TV9 run campaigns and aired promos to create awareness, but also did a full fledged show called Veli Prema to highlight issues that inter caste married couples face.
In times of natural crisis TV9 has been forthcoming in spreading public service messages especially in climate issues like cyclone and thunderstorm strikes. A significant part of TV9’s content has been supporting social causes and creating awareness  campaigns. The channel which started in 2004 with network channels in four important states of the country has always taken its corporate social responsibility and its motto for a better society seriously. Some of the other public service messages have been against violence in schools, gender violence, child abuse, domestic violence etc.




TV9 Campaign for Tribal Education

While India is described as an emerging world leader, the future generations are not nurtured or educated to face the challenges. Education among tribal children in parts of Visakhapatnam is at the lowest even after 70 years of Independence. Araku valley known as a nature’s bounty with cool climate and also a tourist hub is located in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. It boasts of a population of tribals who have a lifestyle and a language of their own. They hunt and gather forest produce like honey. The government schools that followed Multi lingual system once educated children. All that was discontinued after 2011 and the tribal children today do not go to schools in Araku valley. Girls look after their siblings after their parents go to work. They do not attend any school as nothing interests them anymore because the medium of teaching is
not in their local language.

TV9 took up a campaign where a senior reporter/ anchor was stationed in the tribal hamlets for many days. The anchor reported about how today there are eight thousand school drop outs. And with the help of a Balabadi volunteer she also visited a success school  run by Kiran Chukkapalli. Kiran and his team taught through song and dance. Local volunteers were trained as teachers and it is they who brought children to school. Children were taught alphabets in local language and gradually Telugu and English were introduced. Few children spoke flawless English.

TV9 campaigned consistently showing these two contrasting stories to campaign for education as a right to tribal children.