Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy (C.B. Satpathy) (born January 14, 1948) is a noted scholar, spiritual thinker, author, Indian Cultural Ambassador, and humanitarian. He is the Founder Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurugram, and CBS Cultural Foundation, Gurugram.
Dr. Satpathy has influenced and guided the formation of more than two fifty centers and forums devoted to philanthropy, community development, and spiritualism. His book Shri Guru Bhagwat is available in more than Fifteen languages. He is the Founder Patron of Swabhiman, a nonprofit organization; Mamata, a nonprofit organization and Sai Kripa Bangla Sansthan, Kolkata, a charitable Trust.
He is the Founder Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, which endeavors to provide welfare for the weaker and needy section of society through running accessible dispensaries, organizing medical camps, and setting up camps for the benefit of the public on occasion. Like Garh Mela, Kumbh Mela, etc., and contributing to other organizations/individuals working towards the welfare of society. The Foundation takes up such initiatives in both India and internationally.
At times of natural calamities, the Foundation jumps into action and executes the relief and rehabilitation programs in the right earnest. The Shirdi Sai Global Foundation undertook relief and rehabilitation work in the flood-affected areas of the State of Uttarakhand in 2012, the cyclone-affected areas of the State of Odisha in 2013, and the flood-affected Jammu & Kashmir in 2014.
Dr. Satpathy is the Founder and Chairman of the CBS Cultural Foundation in August 2021 for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Under his leadership, CBS Cultural Foundation donated 21 oxygen concentrators to Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd. (OSMC).
In 2001, He founded Swabhiman, Bhubaneshwar. This registered nonprofit organization advocates for the rights-based approach toward the issue of disability, implying that differently-abled persons need to participate in all spheres of society on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. He has positively impacted the lives of more than 20,000 differently-abled children through his ‘Swabhiman’ association in Bhubaneshwar.
Dr. Satpathy is also the Founder of Sai Kripa Bangla Sansthan, Kolkata, a charitable Trust which has taken up a wide range of activities, including Skill Development Training, especially among widows and women belonging to the economically and socially weaker sections in the backward districts, such as South-24 Parganas, of West Bengal.
Under his leadership, financial assistance was provided to Starship Foundation, Auckland, and Lily Foundation, Dallas.
Dr. Satpathy also participates in medical assistance programs, distribution of food and clothing, deaddiction camps, and organizing camps for public welfare. He set up a veterinary clinic in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, that provides free health care to distressed animals and those requiring medical assistance.
A daylong event conceptualized and inspired by Dr. C B Satpathy was held at Bengaluru, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, to render direct help to differently-abled, weaker, and neglected sections of society. Twenty thousand people from the poor, needy, and underprivileged were provided free meals. Among the differently-abled people, 71 tricycles, 62 wheelchairs, 15 artificial limbs, and 92 hearing aids were distributed free of cost. Thirty-two needy students were given uniforms, and 23 deserving blind students were given scholarships. A medical camp was also organized, which benefited about 2000 people.
Under the patronage, inspiration, and supervision of Dr. Satpathy, a haven for leprosy-afflicted people has been set up at R.K. Puram, New Delhi, known as the Jeevan Deep Leper Colony. Dr. Satpathy ensures that food, clothing, medical aid, etc., are provided to the lepers as a regular practice on the temple premises. He has visited and rendered help to other such colonies inhabited by the lepers in Modi Nagar and Ghaziabad. Several organizations have also come forward to help in this noble cause under the inspiration and guidance of Dr. Satpathy.
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