An Indian pharmacist living in Ukraine was honored by the Ukrainian government for supporting the war effort.
Brijendra Rana is a resident of Kharkiv who runs a pharmaceutical company called Ananta Medicare.
He has provided essential medicines to Ukrainian troops and civilians during the war, including antibiotics, flu, and heart medications.
He has also volunteered with the Red Cross to help those in need.
Last week, Mr. Rana was called to Kyiv to meet with the commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi.
To his surprise, he was awarded the “Badge of Honour,” a prestigious civilian award for significant contributions to the country’s armed forces.
Mr. Rana has lived in Ukraine for over 30 years and considers it his second home.
Despite the ongoing war, he has never considered leaving the country and has continued to provide medicine and essential items to families affected by the conflict.
He explains that delivering medicines has become more challenging due to the war, but he remains committed to supporting the people of Ukraine.
Despite the dangers, he and his family have continued to live in Kharkiv, even as missiles have hit their neighborhood and air raid sirens have become a daily occurrence.
Mr. Rana’s dedication to Ukraine is a testament to his love for the country and its people.
Despite the challenges, he remains committed to helping in any way he can, making him a true hero in the eyes of the Ukrainian people.