Padma Vibhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas: Fundraiser Concert

9/17/2017 2:00 PM

Padma Vibhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas: Fundraiser Concert

Padma Vibhushan Dr. K. J. Yesudas: Fundraiser Concert

Sankara Nethralaya Ophthalmic Mission Trust, Atlanta, proudly presents a Carnatic Music Concert by Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr. K. J. Yesudas. This is the annual fundraiser to give the gift of sight to the less privileged.

SN OM Trust is a charitable organization, based in Rockville, MD; its sole purpose is to raise funds for free eye care in India, including eye surgeries for those who cannot afford it. 

We are privileged to have Dr. Yesudas perform this year for our fundraiser. Dr. K. J. Yesudas was declared as the "Peace Ambassador" at the International Interfaith Dialogue India in New Delhi by  Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer in 2012.  In conjunction with the SN OM Trust event, the Gandhi Founation USA is honoring Dr. Yesudas with the "Peace Prize." 

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Lassiter High School Auditorium, 201 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Contact: Made donations here.

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Sankara Nethralaya is a premium Medical Research Foundation/charitable non-profit eye institute based in Chennai, India. Dr. S.S. Badrinath who received numerous awards including the "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" award is the President and Chairman Emeritus of Sankara Nethralaya.


Dr. Seshu Sarma is the vice president of  Sankara Nethralaya Opthalmic Mission Trust ( SN OM Trust) which is a non-profit tax-exempt organization (Tax ID # 52-1611548) based in Rockville, Maryland. It was established in the US in 1988 by Mr. S.V. Acharya, with the sole objective of providing financial assistance to Sankara Nethralaya for its community projects involving indigent patients in India. As a result of funds raised by the SN OM Trust in the US, thousands of well deserving men, women and children are able to receive free eye care all over India at Sankara Nethralaya's hospitals. 

 Please click on the link to hear more about Sankara Nethrlaya, its founder and his noble objective, from the famous Amitabh Bacchan, and President Abdul Kalam in 2013.

 Please watch the following link for Sankara Nethralaya "a moving saga of dispelling the darkness of the blind with the light of vision"

 Sankara Nethralaya serves 1500 outpatients per day and performs about 150 surgeries daily, almost half of them at no cost to poor patients. Its branches are located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Mukundapur in Kolkata, Sri City, Nellore and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. Sankara Nethralaya has plans to expand to other states in India. 

 The Sankara Nethralaya takes the  MESUs ( Mobile Eye Surgical Units) to the door steps of the poor in rural India for free eye care, including surgical treatment. While providing state of the art eye care to those who can afford, Sankara Nethralaya ensures the same kind of premium care to thousands of indigent patients.  

 Please watch the following video to get a glimpse of the Mobile Eye Surgical Unit( MESU); how it's restoring sight to thousands in rural areas where access to eye care is dismal. 

 Sankara Nethralaya’s MESU restores sight enabling livelihood in patients with cataracts :

 Over the last several years,  the SN Atlanta team had raised funds to provide free eye care for thousands of patients in India. In 2016, more than 1000 indigent patients received free eye surgeries from the funds raised in Atlanta. In addition, Atlanta donors sponsored free eye camps in 2 villages in Andhra Pradesh where hundreds received  free eye care, glasses and cataract surgeries on site in SN Mobile Eye Surgical Units.

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