As part of supporting an initiative for supporting "Gift of Sight" a team of Volunteers at “Give Back 2 India” with the support of India Cultural Association (ICA) Of Vancouver is raising funds for 200 eye surgeries for the eye camp which will be organized in 2021 in Kashi or Varanasi, India by Friends For Cause Foundation, Canada.
About The Blindness Issue in India:
India is the home of the world’s largest number of blind people, 75% of these are cases of avoidable blindness. The prime cause of blindness is unawareness of several eye diseases and refractive errors. Early detection of which can not only prevent blindness, but can also vastly improve the performance and the quality of life of the individual (be it a student, a professional, a home maker or a retired personnel).
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that India loses more than a lakh crore in productivity every year due to preventable blindness. Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-needs-more-optometrists-to-address-preventable-blindness-117091400542_1.html
How Much Does It Cost To Perform A Cataract Surgery?
As per Mr. Yogesh Bhatia, the founder of Friends For Cause Foundation it costs only $50 CAD to perform a cataract surgery when arranged by them.
How Can You Help?
You can help in many ways:
- Donate to this fundraiser
- Help Spread awareness on social media. Share posts from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GiveBack2India
- Become a Volunteer & be part of this initiative
- Tell your family members in India about this project & blindness issue
- Give your valuable suggestions to us
- Give your blessings to us to be successful in achieving our goal!
Team Members of this Fundraiser:
Neeraj is a visionary who is always ready to take initiatives for the community. He is founder & president of India Cultural Association Of Vancouver and many other social platforms helping Indian Community particularly in Metro Vancouver, Canada. He always believed that Indian Diaspora living abroad can help India in a greater way. GiveBack2India is such an initiative to provide opportunities for Indian Diaspora worldwide to come forward to help elevate India. He believes “Together We will Make Change”.
Anil is a resident of Surrey, BC, Canada. With India in his heart and soul, He is true believer of the phrase 'if you can give back you are lucky'.
Preeti is a resident of Burnaby, BC, Canada. She feels gratitude for what she has and she believes that, “We rise by lifting others”.
Interested in joining the team to raise funds? Please submit your details via this Google Form: http://bit.ly/join-gbi
- AJAY GARG
- Apurva Gangrade
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