Mt Kilimanjaro -July 2018

Kilimanjaro has attracted climbers from all over the world since times immemorial. This dormant volcanic mountain is Africa’s tallest mountain and world’s highest free standing peak at a height of 5895m (19,350 ft).It is often called the common man’s Everest.

Your best wishes and prayers helped Dr Sanjiv Gupta , Founder Director – Sight For All Foundation , India successfully scale Kilimanjaro on 28th July 2018.

 This was his effort for the benevolent cause of raising awareness and funds for people living with cataract. Climbing Kilimanjaro was a considerable physical challenge. It involved months of rigorous physical training and mental strength to achieve the feat.

The climate was very inhospitable with lack of oxygen at the summit, snowstorms and steep climb. The last day of the climb was in the middle of the night and it is sheer fortitude that moves you forward towards your goal. There was a very high risk of high altitude sickness and the trick lay in moving at a very gentle pace, popularly called ‘pole-pole’ in Swahili. The temperature at the base was around 35°C while at the summit it reached -20°C with a stiff wind. Once you reach the summit, the view is picturesque with pristine snow and the feeling that ‘I Can Do It’

Do you think this was the difficult part of campaign?

Unfortunately no! The difficult part is raising funds for the underprivileged elders living in misery due to cataract. Many climbers are there to scale the peak but this challenge was undertaken keeping in mind a cause. There are very few generous hearted people in society who will support a genuine cause.Close your eyes for a few seconds and visualise the plight of the blind surrounded by darkness. There has to be a ray of hope in their lives.

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in India. 50 -80 % of treatable blindness is because of cataract.

The operation for cataract costs as little as INR 4000/- (probably the cost of one leather shoe or handbag). The cost is little but can help someone earn a living, support his/her family, play with their grandchildren and enjoy the miracles of life.

Sight For All Foundation aims at performing 2020 free cataract surgeries by 31st December,2020. We need your support. Together we can accomplish this feat and help restore vision to thousands of elders who need our support. Lets light up their lives.

Spare a thought and a few moments of your precious time . To know more or to donate you can reach us on our number – 011-26963999 / 9873783824

or drop us a mail at-  info@sightforallfoundation.in or contact@sightforallfoundation.in

All donations are tax exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.


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