NEW YORK (TIP): This year, over 1000 people will be screened for surgery at Kirpal Bagh, Kalyan Vihar, Delhi as part of the Free Eye Surgery program sponsored by Science of Spirituality/Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, under the direction of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.
This first Free Eye Surgery program of the year was held on February 6, 2014 as part of the 27th International Human Unity Conference, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj presiding. The date falls on the birth anniversary of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj (1894-1974), founder of the Human Unity Conferences.
Three prominent surgeons traveled to India from the United States to volunteer their skills. One of them, Dr. Sumit Bhatia, said, “It is very gratifying to be able to provide services like this. Doctors in the local hospital operated alongside us, and in one week we were able to help more than 500 people.
Many people contributed. Companies donated supplies as did the hospitals in the United States where we are on staff.” The three doctors, who took time off from their Chicago area practices, stayed at Kirpal Ashram in Delhi. Since its inception in 2002, 11,000 eye patients have been treated, and those with cataracts are operated on free of charge.
The patients, who come from villages and small towns in Northern India, are very poor and mostly illiterate. The surgery provides free sight-saving operations to those not otherwise able to afford them. For more information about Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj and Science of Spirituality/Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, visit www.sos.org or call 800.222.2207.