Wednesday, December 02, 2009

'It's about giving, not winning'

From the Ottawa Citizen:
When Jag Dattani first came to Canada 37 years ago, the then 31-year-old pharmacist had to take work as a stock boy to pay his bills while he earned his Canadian credentials.

On Monday, Dattani's rags to riches story will reach its pinnacle, when the 68-year-old native of Uganda is awarded the Outstanding Pharmacy Owner Award at this year's Commitment to Care and Service awards in Toronto.

While he's honoured to be receiving one of the highest pharmacy honours in Canada, the soft-spoken Dattani said his hard work has never been about seeking recognition.

"You just help people all the time," he said. "That's why I became a pharmacist. You don't look at those compliments or other things. That's not what it's all about. It's about giving."

Dattani has owned and operated the Bells Corners Pharmacy on Robertson Road in Nepean for the past 31 years. Although he sold the family business before announcing his retirement earlier this year, he said his relationship with customers was what kept him going over the past three decades. ...more

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