Prerna, an inspiration for humanity

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jan 2018 10:38:42


Our Correspondent,


Australian media applauds her service in social sector

A local woman has brought laurels to the district as well as to the nation by helping cancer patients in Australia. In her
free time, she raises funds for the treatment of the cancer patients. Her noble work towards mankind has been applauded by Australian media as well as the residents there.

Indian origin Prerna Pahwa is an IT professional and employed as Quality Assurance Engineer (test consultant) in Queensland Government. During her visit to home-town, Prerna said she and her two friends collected funds from people in every Indian event organised in Australia. According to Prerna, the task was challenging initially as people think that it is for personal interest.

Prerna, besides discharging her duties, devotes her time for cancer patients. She and her friends Bipin Korkey and Avinash Shrestha have given a hope of life to people suffering from cancer and leukemia. An example of this is Ujjawal, a Nepal-based resident and cancer patient. Prerna and her friends raised funds for treatment of Ujjawal in Brisbane. She even sold her hair and donated 2000 dollars, got in exchange, to Leukemia Foundation.
At present, she is collecting financial assistance from people for cancer afflicted girl.

Nevertheless, the group maintains the momentum and now people are applauding them for their social service. Many people are coming forward for providing financial assistance, she said.
According to Prerna, she wishes to create awareness among people for bone-marrow donation. She believes that people willing to donate their organs after death, the information should be included in their driving license. This will help in preserving their organs.

For her social work, Prerna was among the finalists of Young Community Achiever Category in India Australia Business and Community Award organised in Brisbane last year. She also started an organisation ‘Simply Human’, with punch-line as Super heroes without caps. Under the banner of her organisation, she also awarded eight people as Unsung Heroes for their contribution towards cancer patients.
Prerna is the daughter of a businessman Harish Pahwa while her mother Harjeet Kaur Pahwa, a retired officer of Indian Government. Prerna said in 2009 her cousin died of cancer and since then she made her mind to work for cancer patients. This will continue in future also.