ABIC joins hands with IVI to promote eye care
A leading Australian bilateral trade promotion body has joined hands with a Hyderabad-based trust to screen the eyes of the underprivileged school children in five states and provide spectacles to those identified with uncorrected refractive error.
The Australia India Business Council (AIBC) has announced its partnership with the India Vision Institute (IVI) to support the "Eye See and I Learn" initiative of the Hyderbad-based trust for the underprivileged children in India.
The partnership will bring light to children from underprivileged backgrounds in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh and will also help them learn better and live better, the AIBC said in a statement.
The announcement about the partnership was made at an event in Sydney during the recent visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Australia.
The IVI is a not-for-profit trust that promotes excellence in vision care delivery in India. It is a joint initiative of the Hyderabad-based LV Prasad Eye Institute and Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney.
It focuses on supporting research, education and technological developments to advance Indian capacity in vision correction and prevention of eye disease and blindness.
"We are extremely glad to support IVI's 'Eye See & I Learn' initiative and we will be donating 1 AUD per child for each guest attending an AIBC event, dinners etc. We will continue supporting them through 2020," AIBC Chair Jim Varghese said.
(With inputs from agencies.)