Dr Kumaran Rasappan: It’s not just about the summit
It’s not just about the summit (26 Sep 2012)

About the Speaker

Dr Kumaran who is currently in service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital took a year off to pursue his dreams in climbing 6 mountains and ending off his year-long expedition at the Mount Everest. With his love and passion for community service and perseverance, Dr Kumaran took on a journey conquering many obstacles / challenges which inspired many.

Citing from an Article taken from Tan Tock Seng hospital newroom: 
“Dr Kumaran, whose thick glasses, fine manners and medical degree make you think briefly of Clark Kent, is more than an Everest climber. He is a reminder of our possibilities as people. He is an RI (Raffles Institution) boy, the good son of a retired Education Ministry official and a teacher. Just your regular over-achiever.

Till he abruptly lurches off the conventional path and his mother sighs for she knows her only son has a risk-taker lurking within. It's a path that takes him this past year to a remote Himalayan village which has no doctor, to raising funds ($30,000 so far) for Tan Tock Seng Hospital, to carrying computers to a school in the Nepalese town of Gorkha. His CV speaks of a man who takes a life beyond dreaming and into doing.”

Besides his day job as a medical doctor in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he spends his free time giving talks to the inmates in Singapore Prison and is active in other community projects. 



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26 September 2012
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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