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Updated on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:34 PM IST

On 60th b'day, visionary Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar gifts 'eyesight'

In a unique gesture, Pednekar made a personal donation of Rs 1,00,000 to the Vision Foundation of India (VFI), to perform free eye surgeries that can benefit upto 100 persons, said officials.
On 60th b'day, visionary Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar gifts 'eyesight' | File Photo

On 60th b'day, visionary Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar gifts 'eyesight' | File Photo

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Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has donated money for the well being of blind people. The office-bearers of a charitable trust, Vision Foundation of India recently met Mayor on her official residence.

They informed Pednekar that their trust has decided to offer free eye treatment to around 100 poor Patients in the state. The Mayor is well aware of the said trust and donated Rs. One lakh for blind people.

Mayor said " I have 60th Birthday on Saturday as well as I become grandmother recently. Therefore, I am donating Rs. One lakh to this foundation"

"I am well aware of the foundation's social work. This foundation was established in the year 1993. Till today the foundation has operated more than Five lakh sixty thousand patients in 19 states and two Union territories. The said program is encouraging for all" she added.

Mayor has 60th birthday on 25th December. Considering this Dr Kulin Kothari founder member of Vision Foundation and JT. Commissioner of BMC Chandrashekhar Choure and others visited the Mayor's residence.

" I will refer people who are suffering from cataracts and other eye diseases towards this foundation. All patients will be checked accordingly treatment will be given to them." Further, she has assured that She would help more if a foundation is needed.

Vision Foundation is a non-governmental organisation working all over India. The aim of the said organisation is to provide free and good eye treatment to poor people. The foundation does not only conduct operations but also provide medicines and contact lenses to poor people.

Vision Foundation gives 20 percent of its service in the Maharashtra state. Considering its good work many companies and people give donations to the foundation.

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Published on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 10:34 PM IST
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