Jamshedpur, Nov. 8: The week long Sight for Kids programme conducted by Lions Fraternity of Jamshedpur from November 2 to 7, got concluded on Sunday with the felicitation function at Lions Den, Bistupur.
“Sight For Kids” is an initiative of Lions Clubs International for vision care of children. The programme was re launched in Jamshedpur after a gap of five years in which 21 schools were covered by a group of seven ophthalmologists from Johnson & Johnson with whom Lions Clubs International have collaborated.
During the week long campaign distant & near vision of 8839 students were screened, out of which 403 children were found requiring spectacles, 153 with Vitamin A deficiency, 164 with ailment and 8 having cataract, for which, they will be referred to the Hospitals.
Lions Club will soon provide spectacles and facility of surgery for cataract and squint at Lions Hospital, free of charge. Chief Guest District Governor, Kanchan Singh stressed upon follow up of the cases & continuation of project & first vice district governor, Rajnish Kumar assured to provide necessary support for treatment of children needing cataract surgery.
The project was conducted by 7 ophthalmologistsf rom Kolkata, namely Pratap Bera , RajeshShukla , Babulal Agarwal , Basudev Paul , Md Nayeem , Kamalendu Maithy and MaidulShah. The project was jointly organized by Lions Clubs of Jamshedpur, Adityapur Greater, Jamshedpur Centenary, Jamshedpur Golmuri, Jamshedpur North, Jamshedpur Steel City and Jamshedpur Tatanagar. Region chairperson Vinita Shah & district chairperson for sight first V. N. Singh coordinated the programme.
Past District Governors Lion A. K. Srivastava, Lions Anand Chaudhry, Lion Nalini Mukherjee, Zone Chairperson Lion Sanjay Kumar, Lion Ajay Pandey, Lion Mithilesh Kumar, Lion D K Ghosh, Lion Purbi Ghosh, Lion Harpreet Kaur, Lion Stota Dasgupta, Lion Ashok Ghosh attended the felicitation members.
Lions Fraternity of Jamshedpur felicitated the team of ophthalmologist for their committed and dedicated voluntary services. On the occasion past district governor A. K. Srivastava and others were present.