A Medacs Healthcare locum doctor has been awarded an MBE after being named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Dr Ashok Kumar Bhuvanagiri, an NHS urologist, was presented with his MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The honour was bestowed upon the deserving doctor for his services to cultural cohesion and charity.
A highly-valued member of the Medacs Healthcare family, Dr Bhuvanagiri is a long term locum who has spent the majority of his professional life serving the UK and its citizens in a medical capacity.
However, it is his selfless charity and voluntary work that has seen him receive royal recognition.
In 2002, Dr Bhuvanagiri founded The Telugu Association of Scotland, a forum that allows Indian immigrants to share their experiences and engage with local communities. The association advocates social harmony, environmental awareness, and physical well-being through its wide range of activities. Its major aim is to provide people with information to help combat day-to-day social, economic, financial, housing, health and educational problems.
Dr Bhuvanagiri, who first moved to the UK in 1995, has also devoted an enormous amount of his time and effort to promoting and furthering cultural integration between minorities in the country. His enthusiasm, drive and determination have helped his charity impact the lives of tens of thousands of people across Scotland.
This isn’t the first time Dr Bhuvanagiri has been recognised for his generous work. In 2013, the father of two was awarded the title of Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Asian Lite, before being presented with the British Citizen Award for outstanding community service two years later.
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