Sankara Nethralaya (SN) is a non-profit charity organization providing ophthalmic (eye) care throughout India. For the last four decades, SN has treated millions of patients.
Sankara Nethralaya USA (SN USA) was formed in the USA thirty years ago so NRIs could contribute to help the mission of SN. SN USA, based in the USA, has received the highest rating of four stars by Charity Navigator for maintaining financial accountability and fiscal transparency for funds donated by donors and how they are utilized towards the stated cause.
Every year, Sankara Nethralaya USA organizes Indian classical dance and music programs in various cities to raise awareness and raise funds. Because of the pandemic, all programs have been conducted virtually.
As part of our mid-year campaign, Kalaratna Vidwan Flute Nagaraju Talluri gave a devotional flute music concert on July 25th, 2021. He performed the following songs:
- Maha Ganapateem – Lord Ganesh
- Adivo Alladivo – Annamayya
- Janani Janani – Tamil song by Ilayaraja
- Shyam Teri Bansi- Hindi- Lata Mangeshkar
- Bhagyada Laxmi Baaramma- Kannada
- Tandanaanaa Hare – Annamayya
- Payoji Maine Raam Ratan Dhan Payo – Hindi – Meera bhajan
- Harivaraasanam – a popular Malayalam song for Ayyappa Swami first sung by Shri K. J. Yesudas
- Shankara Nada Sharirapara – SPB – Sankarabharanam
- Sathyam Shivam Sundaram – Hindi – Lata Mangeshkar
Sankara Nethralaya executive committee members – President Emeritus S V Acharya, President Bala Reddy Indurti, Vice President Moorthy Rekapalli, Secretary Srinivas Ganagoni, Treasurer Banumati Ramkrishnan, Joint Secretary Sowmiya Narayanan, Joint Treasurer Raja Krishnamurti, and Past President Leela Krishnamurthy appealed the audience through TV channels to support the cause and help indigent blind patients in India.
Virtual music concert was broadcasted in the following major channels:
TVAsia Telugu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVEzgUI8nmk
Saakshi TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWKhCEjTOV0
Viewers thoroughly enjoyed the concert and Sankara Nethralaya midyear campaign raised significant amount to restore the vision to many indigent blind patients in India. Kudos to the fundraising team, philanthropists, and the community for their unconditional support.
President Bala Reddy Indurti and President Emeritus S V Acharya thanked all the Trustees and Volunteers who are working selflessly to restore vision for indigent patients. Vice President Moorthy Rekapalli thanked the efforts of Sankara Nethralaya USA and the service of NRIs. President of Sankara Nethralaya India, Dr. Girish Rao elaborated the various services provided by Nethralaya to the needy people during pandemic.
Special thanks to Shyam Appali, Prameela Gopu, Suresh Kumar, Theagarajan, and Sunita Doss for their assistance in organizing this program and taking care of technical aspects to present the content in different channels.
Thanks are due to K.G. Venkatraman, Krishnaraj Bhat, Dr. Raj Modi, Dr. Reddy Urimindi, Srini Vangimalla, Shankar Setty, Jagannath Vedula, Narayan Indurthi, Upendra Rachupally, Rajasekhar Aila, Ravi Maraka, and Prasad Rani for promoting the event in social media, and TV channels.
Thanks, are also due to media partners ManaTV, TVAsia Telugu, SakshiTV, TV5, GNN, US1, and Tori for promoting Sankara Nethralaya activities.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach our committee members at the following link: https://www.sankaranethralayausa.org/committee-members.html
Special Discussion with Sri S. V. Acharya, President Emeritus, SN USA on Mana TV International HD
The Founder of Sankara Nethralaya USA Mr. S. V. Acharya and his wife Mrs. Nirmala Acharya were interviewed by Mana TV and the interview was broadcasted by ManaTV on July 23rd, 2021. Mr. & Mrs. Acharya spoke about their meeting with SN Founder Living Legend, Padma Bhushan Dr. S. S. Badrinath, their involvement with SN and the growth of Sankara Nethralaya USA during past 33 years.
Please click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0788I0UDVpA to view the interview.
We thank Leela Krishnamurthy and Narayan Reddy Indurthi for coordinating musical concerts and the walkathon event in Houston TX.
For more information and to donate please visit us at https://www.sankaranethralayausa.org
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