Sponsors of Brave: The Gratitude Season - nominee 4: Rakesh Daya, a pharmacist at Nikitas Pharmacy in Lenasia South


Meet Rakesh Daya, a pharmacist at Nikitas Pharmacy with 30 years of experience who dedicates his days to serving his community with bravery.

Rakesh Daya, a pharmacist at Nikitas Pharmacy, lives his life dedicated to serving the community of Lenasia South like a true hero.

With 30 years of pharmaceutical experience, Rakesh is driven by a passion to serve his community and always gives back in any and every way he can. Aside from ensuring extended availability and top tier service to their clients, Rakesh and Nikitas Pharmacy go above and beyond through regular volunteer work as well as community outreach services.

Rakesh and the pharmacy actively volunteer with schools, sports organisations, and local clinics and offer outreach programmes that ensure local healthcare testing at schools and community organisations’ open days.

However, their generosity doesn’t end there. Rakesh also hosts open days for free cholesterol and diabetes testing, consults the local councillor to help draft the health portfolio, and initiates feeding schemes within the community. When asked what drives him to consistently go above and beyond, he had this to say:

“I always strive to perform my duties with complete and utmost sincerity and honesty... I love my job and always prepared to go the extra mile for my patients and my community.”- Rakesh Daya

It is because of Rakesh and Nikitas Pharmacy’s undying passion and generosity that the community of Lenasia South and their collaborative NGO's have stepped out to shower them with gratitude and praise. Watch the video below to see how it all unfolded: 



The registered NPOs Rakesh and Nikitas Pharmacy have nominated are: Lenasia South Residents Association & The United Patidar Society (T U P S ) (S.A)


For more entry criteria and to cast your nomination visit https://partners.24.com/SponsorsofBrave/index.html 




Why Sponsors of Brave

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic significant changes to our daily living have been experienced which has resulted in the dampening of the spirit of many South African residents. In light of this, and to work towards restoring belief and hope, it is Adcock Ingram OTC’s ambition to encourage our frontline HealthCare Professionals (HCPs) of South Africa, to continue to make a difference in the world and to recognise many of these individuals for their selfless sacrifice during the surge of the coronavirus infection. The HCP fraternity including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and other allied specialities. This campaign will allow pharmacy healthcare professionals to nominate themselves or be nominated by peers and other South African residents for a life-changing opportunity under the banner of bravery. Eight of these nominees will have the chance to share their story in a featured video and be treated to a ‘gratitude shower’ by members of their community and two lucky winners will get to pursue their ‘passion project’ through the campaign. This campaign is not just about these fearless pharmacists, but a call to action to all South African residents to recognise, celebrate and begin “THANKING THE BRAVE” HCPs in our society by nominating them for this worthy prize.

About Adcock Ingram OTC
Adcock Ingram OTC (over the counter medicines) is a leading and proudly South African healthcare company providing quality products to improve the health and lives of the communities it serves.


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