Help provide cataract surgery to people in Rajasthan by Sapna

by Sapna
Help provide cataract surgery to people in Rajasthan


Help poor elderly to see the world once again

Swaroop is a 75-year-old man, who belonged to a lower class family of Chandoli in Alwar district of Rajasthan. Given his age, he started losing his eyesight and soon he could not see at all. He went to a private hospital where the doctor informed him that he was suffering from an incurable hyper mature cataract. Devastated at the thought of not being able to see again, Swaroop one day got to know from his relative about Mahatma Gandhi Netralaya . He went there for a check-up in the hope of a positive news. To Swaroop's happiness, the doctor there told him that his eyesight can be restored through an operation. Swaroop's heart sank once again on getting to know about the cost involved in the surgery. He again became hopeful about getting his sight back when he was told that Sapna sponsors cataract surgeries of patients from underprivileged backgrounds.

He went through a successful cataract operation on January 15, 2019 and stayed in the hospital for few days under doctor's observation. He couldn't thank the doctor and Sapna enough when his bandage was removed and he once again could see the world around him. He was discharged with eye drops and sunglasses, given free of cost by Sapna. When he came back for a follow-up check-up on January 22, the doctors found his vision very clear.

Losing sight with age is common and in many cases it can be restored. But for the ones who cannot afford treatment, end up living a dependent life. Donate to gift a sight to poor ederly like Swaroop Khan. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Eye Care
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Tax Exemption
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Program Description

Sapna provides treatment to everyone who walks in, irrespective of their financial condition. They identify the beneficiaries through their screening camps which they are conducting since 2007 (once a month). A registration fee of Rs. 500 is charged from the beneficiaries who can afford it. After thorough eye check-up, surgery is suggested if required. After the surgery, they are provided with glasses and eye drops free of cost. They are also called for follow-up check-ups to avoid any complications. Special or complicated cases are directed towards eye specialists in Delhi, the Venu Eye Research Centre.

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About The NGO

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Sapna was created by a group of professionals who shared a dream to work on a people-centric model of development in areas of public health, education, women empowerment, community development and social welfare.

Inspired by Gandhian ideals of social change, their primary objective is to: Empower the poor and marginalized; Provide shelter to the sick and destitute; Promote community health programmes and services; Support literacy centers and e-learning; Facilitate livelihood programmes; Help the poor access information and resources; Work for environment protection and conservation. Their basic focus is to help those who are the most vulnerable and are in dire need of help.They believe that development has to be holistic to break the vicious cycle of poverty and wish to bring about visible change. They work by focusing energies in these sectors as well as building their understanding of the related issues.

They believe that any organization, or for that matter, any individual, whose fundamentals are based on the virtues of honesty, ownership towards our society and regard to human dignity, are bound to grow in the right direction and the last 10 years have been a testimony to this philosophy.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Sudhir Pratap Singh

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Girl Child | children

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Sapna has

provided care and nourishment to 367 unknown trauma victims

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

23 March, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi Netralaya- A charitable eye hospital exclusively for the poor and underprivileged seeking secondary eye care services in Alwar, Rajasthan.



To address the problem of blindness and bridge the gap of lack of services in rural areas of Alwar district, NGO SAPNA built the Mahatma Gandhi Netralaya at village kaduki on the outskirts of Alwar city. SAPNA began to provide high-quality eye-care to the underserved rural areas of Alwar from 2007 in partnership with Delhi-based Venu Eye Institute and Research Centre. Its community optometric and ophthalmology projects have been highly successful. In 2010, a Vision Centre was set up at Vijay Mandir. This was followed by the construction of Mahatma Gandhi Netralaya-a leading-edge eye-hospital near Vijay Mandir-that became operational in 2017-18. By 2019-20 SAPNA managed to handle 11486 cataract surgeries and revolutionized the access to quality eye-care in the region. From June 2020 to December 2020,  383 Cataract Surgeries have been performed out of which 217 are male and 166 are females.