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‘Sankara’ raises $350,000 for Indian hospitals

‘Sankara’ raises $350,000 for Indian hospitals
November 16
06:21 2017

NEWARK, CA: A packed house at the Oasis Palace in Newark, CA painted a beautiful picture of the work SEF has done in the field of community eye care. Philanthropists, business and social leaders, and donors from the Indian American community came together to celebrate the accomplishment of 1.6 million free eye surgeries and pledge support to fulfill the mission of eradicating curable blindness in India.

The evening was a mix of fun and soulful music. Venkat Maddipati and Sudheer Chemudugunta invited guests and thanked them for their support and requested patrons to generously donate for upcoming hospitals in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Indore.

Dr. Ramani and his wife Dr. Radha Ramani shared a moving message via a recording from India. Murali Krishnamurthy, Chairman-SEF, USA updated the guests on the progress of the various projects, funds to be raised, and the vision for the future. He talked about SEF, USA’s efforts to scale to 500,000 free eye surgeries a year through partnerships with other organizations.

The evening was also marked by some fun games conducted by the emcee Anant Jhigran and Sonal Solanki.

The games were an insight into patrons’ knowledge of Sankara. Patrons opened their hearts when they talked about their association with Sankara and shared stories of their motivation behind Sankara as their choice of charity. Partner in Service for Hyderabad hospital, Ram Reddy and Standev President Harsha Reddy addressed the audience and explained about what motivated them to donate to Sankara and why they chose SEF etc.

As a non-profit, Sankara Eye Foundation volunteers have been working tirelessly for two decades to eradicate curable blindness in India. Working on a model of 80:20 free to paid patients ratio, the funds raised through these events are used to further the cause.

India Post News Service

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