Atlanta, GA, December 30, 2020: Sankara Nethralaya (SN) is a not-for-profit charity organization providing ophthalmic (eye) care throughout India. For the last 4 decades, SN has treated millions of patients.
To help the mission of SN, a Trust was formed in the USA 30 years back so that NRIs can contribute. Sankara Nethralaya OM (Ophthalmic Mission) Trust is based in the USA and has received the highest rating of four stars by charity navigator for maintaining the transparency for funds donated by donors and how they are utilized towards the stated cause.
Every year, Sankara Nethralaya USA organizes Indian classical dance and music programs in various cities to raise awareness and funds. Because of the pandemic, this year all programs were conducted online. Reputed devotional singer, Padmasri Dr. Shobha Raju along with her music team sang virtually on December 20th, 2020 and it was broadcasted by major channels:
The response to the Padma Shri Dr. Shobha Raju program towards the Sankara Nethralaya year-end campaign was great, and raised $200K to restore the vision to 3000 indigent blind patients in India. Kudos to the fundraising team, philanthropists, and community for their unconditional support.
President Bala Reddy Indurti, President Emeritus SV Acharya, and Vice President Moorthy Rekapalli thanked all the trustees and volunteers who are working selflessly to restore vision for indigent patients. President of Sankara Nethralaya India, Dr. Girish Rao thanked the efforts of Sankara Nethralaya USA and the service of NRIs.
Madhu Babu Mallidi (Seattle WA), Ravi Reddy Maraka (Newark DE), Ranga Chandrasekharan (Chicago IL), Narayan Reddy Indurthi (Houston TX) and Ramesh Chaparala (Atlanta GA) were added as new trustees to Sankara Nethralaya USA. They are involved in various service activities for many years and their help, efforts and guidance will further help this noble cause.
Thanks are due to media partners TV Asia Telugu, manaTV, TV5 for promoting Sankara Nethralaya activities. Thanks are due to Dr. Narasimha Reddy Urimindi for running a weekly Tori show to promote Sankara Nethralaya activities. Thanks are due to Nataraja Natyanjali dance director Neelima Gaddamanugu for taking up a 100-day dance program with her students. Thanks are due to Sowmi Narayan and Prasad Rani for conducting a 100 day classical music program to bring awareness during the pandemic.
Please extend your support for this noble cause by generously contributing at https://www.sankaranethralayausa.org