Sankara Eye Foundation Hosts First Banquet in Houston

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HOUSTON: Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) is proud to announce it first ever Banquet in Houston on Nov. 8, in celebration of the inauguration of its ninth eye care hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and performing over 1.2 million free eye surgeries.

Established in 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been working tirelessly for the past sixteen years with Sankara Eye Care Institutes in India to eradicate curable blindness. Driven by the truly inspirational vision of “Vision 20/20 by the year 2020,” Sankara has established eight community hospitals throughout India. It recently inaugurated its ninth hospital in Uttar Pradesh, and will launch its tenth hospital in Rajasthan next year.

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In India, over 55 million people are visually impaired and 8 million are blind. Over 80% of the blindness such as Cataract and Glaucoma are considered curable. Sankara’s efforts based on robust infrastructure and aggressive outreach programs have enabled over 3 million patient screenings and over one million free eye surgeries with a network of state of the art hospitals across India. SEF is today the largest totally free eye care provider in the world, performing about 150,000 free eye surgeries per year.

With over 300 volunteers in several cities including Houston, SEF’s mission is to strengthen and expand the infrastructure and outreach programs to all parts of India through its fundraising efforts. America’s largest charity rating agency, Charity Navigator, has accorded SEF a prestigious four-star rating (out of four stars) for its accountability and transparency for two consecutive years, a feat achieved by only 19% of the charities in the United States.

SEF is hosting its first ever Banquet in Houston on Saturday, November 8, at the India House. With banquet dinner and multilingual musical entertainment by Swaramadhuri Group, the goal of the banquet is to raise SEF awareness in Houston while raising funds to support free eye surgeries, screenings, and capital expansion projects in India. The event will be attended by eminent personalities such as the Consul General of India, P. Harish, Dr. Ramani and Dr. Radha Ramani, Sankara Eye Care Institution Founders, and Murali and Sridharan Krishnamurthy, SEF Founders.

Visit or contact the SEF Houston Team via email to receive more information about the banquet.

This festival season give the “Gift of Vision”!

Contact: Dr. Rajender Aparasu at 713-429-4520b or Email: