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Vision in action: Techies spare holidays for a cause

A group of professionals employed with various multi-national firms has been working overtime to create awareness about eye donation so as to help visually impaired get their eye sight.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2011 23:48 IST
HT Correspondent

A group of professionals employed with various multi-national firms has been working overtime to create awareness about eye donation so as to help visually impaired get their eye sight.

The group of professionals, aged between 30 and 40, are sacrificing their holidays to make arrangements for yet another campaign 'Fun for Vision' organised by the Niramaya Charitable Trust, an organisation led by city-based eye specialist Dr TN Ahooja.

"I have managed to get consent from my family to spend my holidays for this cause. On Saturdays and Sundays, all members and associates of the trust meet and work to add more people to the campaign and motivate more to donate their eyes," Virender Pankaj, who works as vice president of L&T Infrastructure.

Ruchin Chaudhary, an architect engineer from IIT-Kanpur, who lives in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, travels to Gurgaon daily to reach his office here. But these days he travels to Gurgaon on weekends too.

"We are putting extra effort for the forthcoming campaign Fun for Vision, a carnival which we have planned on September 3."

The group has also created a page on the social networking website Facebook to create awareness. "We add new colour everyday on the page to spread the message," Chaudhary added.

The organisation has motivated thousands of people to donate their eyes after death. It has collected about 700 corneas and helped in providing eye sight to over 250 visually impaired people.