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Sankara Nethralaya raises $17K with Microsoft Give

Sankara Nethralaya raises $17K with Microsoft Give

Sankara Nethralaya (SN) is a not-for-profit charity organization providing ophthalmic (eye) care throughout India.  For the last 4 decades, SN has treated millions of patients.

Sankara Nethralaya OM (Ophthalmic Mission) Trust is based in USA and has received the highest rating of four stars by charity navigator for maintaining the transparency for funds donated by donors and how they are utilized towards a noble cause.

During the month of October, Microsoft organizes the Give campaign. In this month, Microsoft encourages its employees to contribute to various causes and supports thousands of non-profit organizations across the globe.  Microsoft matches 100% of the employees’ contribution and volunteer hours during this month to promote philanthropy across the organization.

Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Seattle Team Vishwanath Manchikalapati, Madhu Babu Mallidi, and Soma Jagadeesh came together to raise funds through a poker Tournament. With Microsoft matching and volunteer hours, this event generated $17k which will sponsor 260 cataract surgeries for indigent patients.

President Bala Reddy Indurti, President Emeritus SV Acharya, and Vice President Moorthy Rekapalli thanked all the Trustees and Volunteers who are working selflessly to restore vision for indigent patients.

Sankara Nethralaya USA wants to take this opportunity to thank Microsoft and all the individuals who came together to make this a great success. Special thanks to top donor Khushboo Chandrachud, top 3 players Ankur Khemani, Hue Vang, Bogdan Popp and all the 51 players who took part in this event.

Thanks are due to media partners SakshiTV, manaTV, TVAsia, TV5 for promoting Sankara Nethralaya avtivities. Thanks are due to Dr. Narasimha Reddy Urimindi for running weekly Tori show to promote Sankara Nethralaya activities. Thanks are due to Nataraja Natyanjali dance director Neelima Gaddamanugu for taking up 100-day dance program with her students.

Please watch Padmashri Kanyakumari program in at 5:30PM EST on Oct 11th 2020 (TODAY).

Please extend your support for this noble cause of eradicating preventable blindness by contributing at

Press release by: Indian Clicks, LLC


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