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OneSight strengthening eye care at the root level

OneSight is an independent non-profit whose founding global sponsor is Luxottica Group – an independent non-profit body working to eradicate the vision care crisis. OneSight’s association with LVPEI started in the year 2014, which resulted in capital support for the establishment of 28 Vision Centres in the underserved areas of Guntur, Nellore and Chittoor Districts of Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, they have supported the training program for Vision Technicians and an Optical Dispens... Read More
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Over two decades of togetherness

The seeds of a lasting relationship with the Kothapalli family were sowed more than two decades ago when the late Mr Kothapalli Rama Rao invited the LVPEI team to establish a world-class Lions Eye Hospital at Nidadavole with an ambition to provide high-quality eye care services to the needy from surrounding rural areas, which LVPEI accepted readily. Later, this experience contributed significantly to developing the institute’s own rural eye health model. Later, Mr Kishore Kothapalli, fund... Read More
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“Self-sustainable eye care service model” with Seva & TOMS

Seva Foundation is a global non-profit organization that is transforming lives and strengthening communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness for the past 4 decades. Their association with LVPEI commenced in 2008, when Seva supported LVPEI through capacity building programs to expand the scope of eye care treatment to the most underserved people in India. Today, LVPEI is one of Seva’s major partners in India, helping them mentor 13 eye care hospitals to deliver high-quality eye... Read More
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The Nannapaneni family - a legacy of philanthropy

Sri Venkaiah Chowdary Nannapaneni, Chairman and Managing Director, NATCO Pharma Limited, a visionary and a humanitarian, believed that no patient should go without medicine or treatment due to economic constraints. His belief inspired him to start NATCO Pharma with a vision of “making speciality medicines accessible to all.” Today, they are market leaders in general oncology, and are known for their path-breaking new discovery of drugs at affordable prices. The alliance between NATC... Read More
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The Bijayananda Patnaik Eye Centre - An epitome of philanthropic convergence

The extension of LVPEI’s frontiers continued further with the inauguration of the network’s eighteenth secondary eye care centre, The Bijayananda Patnaik Eye Centre in Keonjhar, North Odisha. Inaugurated on 1 March 2018, it is a true tribute to the Late Dr Bijayananda Patnaik who was greatly known for his contribution of introducing many high-class methodologies in Retina speciality treatment in India.  This centre has a special significance as it is the product of the exception... Read More
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Mr Tej Kohli, Chairman of Kohli Ventures: Working Towards the Common Goal of Eliminating Corneal Blindness

His hallmark is passion - passion for businesses that have a global impact, young people whom he believes are the pioneers of the future, and social responsibility in the form of philanthropy. It was this same passion that motivated Mr Tej Kohli, along with his wife Ms Wendy Kohli, to set up the Tej Kohli Foundation in 2002. The Foundation currently operates in India, Costa Rica and Africa, whilst constantly exploring new countries. An ardent philanthropist, he believes that success should not ... Read More
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Mr Arjun Waney, a successful business entrepreneur, founded the Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation

What led to the conceptualization of the Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation? Would you like to share with us some of the early experiences of the Foundation?The Savitri Waney Charitable Foundation came into existence in 2004. Our aim is to give back to those who are less fortunate by supporting organisations committed to deliver services that enable the underprivileged to lead a dignified life. The early experiences of the Foundation are when I visited a remote village near Rishikesh in Uttaran... Read More