Senior government officials, celebrities and associates have visited and had a firsthand experience of the work of the Sight for The Sightless Initiative - they come, they witness and are overwhelmed. Read on to get an insight of what they say....in our column.....The People Speak
The Institute works closely and intensively with a large network of local NGO’s, the Indian Government and other Non-Governmental Organisations to maximize its effectiveness.
Shri L K Advani, Former Deputy P.M.
Mohammed Fazal, Ex Governor, Maharashtra.
Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh, Chief Minister, Maharashtra.
Mr. Prabhakar Deshmukh Collector, Pune District
Dr. G N Rao, M.D, Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, and also currently the President of the IAPB (International Association of Prevention of Blindness)
Mr. Pratap Rao Pawar, Managing Director, SAKAL
Mr Sukhdev Banker CEO Zilla Parishad
Dr. Rachael Jose, Additional Director General, Health Services, Government of India, New Delhi
Dr Damodar Bachani, Deputy Director General, Health Services, Central Government.
Dr. A. S. Rathore National Programme for Prevention and Control of Blindness
Mr. Anil Kawade CEO, Zila Parishad, Pune
Dr. P. P. Doke Executive Director State Health System Resource Centre.
Dr. Shobit Chawla, Medical Director of Prakash Netra Kendra.
Dr. Basant Bagadi, Joint Director, (NPCB), Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
Dr. Chavan , District Health Officer, Pune.
Dr. Nitin Kareer, IAS, District Commissioner, Pune.
Dr. Shyam Vardhane, IAS, CEO, Zilla Parishad, Pune.
Dr. Yashwant Doiphode, DDHS, Pune Circle, Pune.
Dr. S R Mahatre, Civil Surgeon, Pune.
Dr. R M Kumbhar, ADHS (NPCB), Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
Mr. Shyam Wardhane, Collector Sangli
Mr. Pankaj Advani, World Billiard Champion
Dr. Uddhav Gawande, Additional Director Health Services, Government of Maharashtra
Dr. B M Wagh, Assistant Director (NPCB), Mumbai
Dr. D B Kemkar, District Ophthalmic Surgeon, Pune
Dr. Vinayak More, Civil Surgeon, Pune
Dr G Chandrashekhar, Director LVPEI, Hyderabad
Dr Bala Ambati, Associate Professor & Director, Cornea Research, University of Utah, USA
Dr. Balaji Gupta, Paediatric Opthalmology Surgeon, Illinos, USA
Impressed by the positive work going on at the K K Eye Institute during their visit, Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Mr Vivek Oberoi and Jassi (Ms.Mona Singh) readily agreed to endorse K K Eye Institute.