Indian-Americans raise US $ 75,000 for eye hospital in Bihar

images (1)

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans have raised US $ 75,000 at a recent fund raiser in California to build a state- of-the-art 200-bed super speciality eye-hospital in Bihar.

The Shankara Eye Foundation and the Bihar Foundation USA have pledged to raise US $ 4 million towards the initial capital cost of the project, that aims to conduct 25,000 free surgeries every year.

It would benefit more than one lakh people of Bihar every year, said Rai Rajiv Kumar Sinha, vice chairman of Bihar Foundation of USA.

The foundation held its fund raiser in the last week of June in Cupertino Community hall, San Francisco bay area, a media release said on Saturday.

The annual function of Bihar Foundation was attended by eminent Bihari-Americans.


Click here for more…