Leading Carnatic classical vocalist P. Unnikrishnan performed a series of benefit concerts, in aid of Sankara Nethralaya, in the US in May 2010. Held in San Jose (May 16), Washington DC (May 22) and Atlanta (May 23), the concerts have helped raise close to $30,000. The amount will be used towards Sankara Nethralaya’s community services, including free cataract surgeries for indigent patients.
The concerts were well-received with people coming in large numbers to show their support for Sankara Nethralaya. Close to 1,000 people attended the concerts.