Every wonderful journey begins with one tiny step. Such is the case of the Lok Kalyan Samiti organization, which was formed in 1952 when 12 people donated one rupee each. This small amount eventually grew enough to allow the construction of a 200-bed hospital! Lok Kalyan Samiti decided to fight blindness through the region by getting involved with existing general mobile health care units, allowing the poorest of the poor to receive eye care.

In 1979, Operation Eyesight’s donors provided supplementary funds to run eye camps. We also helped the organization construct a seven-story eye hospital at the main clinic at Sucheta Bhavan in New Delhi.