The Governor of Utar Pradesh, Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel, has rewarded Juhi Barot, the founder of Leela Foundation Uganda with an award to appreciate her efforts taking care of elderly persons in Uganda.
Juhi, the daughter of businessman Harshad Barot received the award at a prestigious ceremony in Visnagar Gujarat India. Juhi, who believes that, ‘Service to Humanity is Service to God’, formed this NGO along with her father in July 2019.
Leela Foundation has been actively involved in community services, education, philanthropy and many other humanitarian services throughout the country. And for their loving works, the NGO has won admiration from the government of Uganda.
In 2022, Leela Foundation partnered with Namoe & Company Limited together with Lilly Rose Akello, the Minister of Ethics and Integrity to gift over 1, 000 families with food packages to people who had been hit by famine in Karamoja.
The organization every year since inception donates food to the elderly persons during the Christmas season. This year, Juhi says, they have identified the elderly persons (jjaja) who will receive Christmas food gifts so they can have a happy festive season.