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Dara Singh’s NRI nephews organize free eye check-up camp

Dara Singh’s NRI nephews organize free eye check-up camp
April 16
15:36 2019

JASWANT SINGH GANDAM / RAMAN NEHRA

PHAGWARA: Nephews of legendary wrestler and Bollywood film star Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh organized a free eye check-up camp IN Shanti Sidhant Ashram AT village Dehrewal, Baba Bakala, in Amritsar district.

Punarjot Welfare Society’s international coordinator UK-based NRI Ashok Mehra presenting NGO’s book to legendary wrestler and film star Dara Singh’s NRI philanthropist nephews Jaswant Singh Randhawa and Balbir Singh Randhawa

Punarjot Welfare Society’s international coordinator UK-based NRI Ashok Mehra presenting NGO’s book to legendary wrestler and film star Dara Singh’s NRI philanthropist nephews Jaswant Singh Randhawa and Balbir Singh Randhawa

Though Dharmu Chak is their native village, the philanthropist nephew Jaswant Singh Randhawa is a UK-based businessman while Balbir Singh Randhawa is an Abu Dhabi-based industrialist.

The camp was held under the aegis of Punarjot Eye Welfare Society, according to its international coordinator Ashok Mehra.

The team of Dr Ramesh of Superspeciality Eye Care and Lasic Laser Center, Ludhiana, checked 500 patients, conducted 200 free eye-tests, distributed spectacles and conducted 30 cataract operations in the camp.

Besides the NRI nephew duo of Dara Singh, Gurmel Singh and other villagers helped in organizing the camp, said Mehra.

He presented a book of the NGO to the philanthropist NRI duo.

Meanwhile, Punarjot Welfare Society April 13 organized a blood donation camp to mark the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre and pay tributes to the martyrs.

Holding placards stating ‘Donate Blood, Save Life, Donate Eyes,Give Sight’, Society’s Mehra led donors by himself donating blood.

He declared that the society’s mission is ‘Corneal Blindness Free World’.

An eye donation awareness seminar was also held in LPU to promote eye, blood and organ donation, he said.

Jalandhar NCC Group Commander Brigadier I.M.S. Parmar addressed cadets.

Mehra claimed that the NCC Group helped in promoting awareness in four districts and 60,000 people pledged to donate their eyes.

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