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Srikiran's continuous innovation and strength is due to the support of several extraordinary volunteers since 1993. These people have made immense contributions towards advancing the standards of eye care and the quality of overall services. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following volunteers who have provided their unwavering support over the years.

  • Dr. David Addison
  • Dr. David Knox
  • Dr. Karim Damji
  • Dr. Peter Kertes
  • Dr. V.K Raju
  • Dr. Linda Lawrence
  • Dr. Gene Helveston
  • Dr. Brian Lorimar
  • Dr. Vinod Mootha
  • Dr. Kjell Dahlen
  • Dr. Sanjoy Gupta
  • Dr. Aravind Chandna
  • Ms. Rosemary Bickerton
  • Dr. Rob Campbell
  • Dr. Otis Paul
  • Dr. Matthew Farber
  • Dr. Anette D'Souza
  • Dr. Mike Hatfield
  • Dr. Michael Clarke
  • Dr. Dave Marshall
  • Dr.Gault Farrell

Our Thanks

Many well wishers and supporters have contributed with a benevolent heart to the progress and sustenance of the Institute. The accomplishments to this date are due to the commitment and dedication of many friends, volunteers, doctors, paramedical and support staff.

The confidence and trust exhibited by the patients are a strong testament to the competence and skills of the staff at Srikiran in their work, providing world-class eye care.

Over the years, countless voluntary organizations, corporations, and philanthropists have extended their help in sponsoring free eye clinics in the Community Outreach Program. By supporting the Institute in fight against the elimination of avoidable and curable blindness, the following individuals and organizations have shared their inspiration and wisdom. Without them, the successive growth and sustainability we have seen within the Institute would not have been possible.

  • Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai.
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada.
  • Christoffel Blinden Mission International (CBM), Benshiem, Germany.
  • District Blindness Control Society (DBCS)
  • Eye Foundation of America, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.
  • Help Age India
  • Help the Aged Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Manjari Sankurathri Memorial Foundation (MSMF), Ottawa, Canada.
  • National Program for Control of Blindness, (NPCB)
  • ORBIS International, New York, U.S.A
  • Rotary International
  • Rotary Club of Kakinada
  • Rotary Club of Plattsburgh, New York, USA.
  • Dr. Kjell Dahlen, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, Plattsburgh, NY, USA.
  • Mr. Satish Chandra, IAS, Collector, EG Dist.

Visitor Impressions

  • “Dr.Chandrasekhar is an inspirational personality who has transformed his colossal personal loss into social service in the form of social up liftment. He has been contributing for healthcare and education towards the sick and needy for the past 26 years. I salute him for the commendable job. He has been doing.”
    - Pawan Kalyan, Film Star and Founder of Janasena Party, Hyderabad.

  • “I am impressed by the excellent care, level of dedication shown by everyone involved.”
    - Dr. Kjell Dahlen, Ophthalmologist, Plattsburgh, NY

  • “I hope your wonderful work leads to greater Canadian involvement”
    - Murray & Eilis Hiebert, Consultants, Canada.

  • “This institute is a god sent gift to the locals”
    - Dr. K. Pattabhi Ramaiah, Rotary Dist. Governor, 3020 – Vijayawada.

  • “An inspiration of supreme sacrifice out of tragedy”
    - Dr. E.B. & Sheila Sundaram, Executive Director, NIRPHAD - New Delhi.

  • “An oasis. I hope the work for blind children has been conceived today.”
    - Dr. Allen Foster, CBM/ICEH, London.

  • “I am delighted that I could come and witness your fine work.”
    - Dr. Gullapalli N.Rao, Director, lVPEI – Hyderabad.

  • “We are impressed by your good work.”
    - Claudia Koenig, CBM, Bangalore.

  • “Seeing the excellent work done, the compassion and dedication of the staff, the efficacy of the entire system has been a gratifying experience.”
    - Pierre Barbeau, Help the Aged, Canada.

  • “What you have achieved so far is astonishing, what your are planning for the future is overwhelming. We are sure you will achieve it.”
    - David Allen & D' Souza, Ophthalmologist, Vancouver, Canada.

  • “I am impressed with the work and help for others at this Institute.”
    - Charlene Marshall, Mayor, Morgantown, USA.

  • “This place is truly an oasis in more ways than one. I am moved by your kindness, generosity and inspiration.”
    - Cornelia Principe, Journalist, Toronto, Canada.

  • “I am extremely happy to see the committed services of this facility.”
    - C. S. Venkata Rao, Rotary Dist Governor, 3020.

  • “Your institute is state of art for providing eye care.”
    - Dr. Linda Lawrence MD, ophthalmologist, Kansas, USA.

  • “Your Institute is most impressive.”
    - Dr. Rob Devenyi, ophthalmologist, Toronto, Canada.

  • “Everything is marvelous. It is all because of total dedication of Dr.Chandrasekhar who takes care personally.”
    - Satish Chandra, IAS, District Collector, Kakinada.

  • “The facilities available in your institute comparable to other premier institutes in the country. There is good harmony and team work in your people. The services rendered are excellent.”
    - Dr. R Ramakrishnan, Chief Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli.

  • “The work done here for the good of humanity is truly heartwarming.”
    - Dr. Eugene Helveston, Indiana University School of Med, Indianapolis, USA.

  • “I appreciate and words of praise for the excellent high volume, high quality work.”
    - Dr. C. A. Nelson Jesudasan, Regional advisor, CBM-SARO-S, Bangalore.

  • “I am much impressed by your committed service.”
    - Ms. Gunawathy Fernandez, Program Manager, CBM, Bangalore.

  • “I am overwhelmed by the service delivered. The teams commitment and spirit is really applicable.”
    - Lavina Cardoza, CBM International, Bangalore.

  • “An impressive & service oriented organization. I am glad I had a peek at this qualitative institute.”
    - Daniel Malleboyina, Orbis International, NY.

  • “Very impressive and well organized ophthalmology center.”
    - Rosemary Bickerton, Nursing Supervisor, OUEI, Canada.

  • “Truly eye opening experience. Impressed by the service, selfless dedication, high medical standards and warm hospitality.”
    - Dr. Pawan Sinha, Brain & Cognitive Science, MIT, MA USA.

  • “The creativity, compassion for patient care and advancement in technology is beyond expectation.”
    - Kelly Stobbe, Director of Community Health and Wellness, Morganton, USA.

  • “Dr. Chandra, I must say that even after the irreparable loss, you had for which words cannot heal, you have identified a purpose and goal in life to help those needlessly blind.”
    - Dr. Preeti Singh, Orbis India, New Delhi.

  • “We are overwhelmed by your hospitality, your generosity and deeply moved by what you have achieved by the school and the hospital.”
    - Karim Damji & Salima Somji, Chief of Ophthalmology, Eye Institute of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Canada.

  • "Let there be light “I only hope your work will be worthy of yours. We will never forget our visit.”
    - Terry Milewski, TV reporter, CBC, Vancouver, Canada.

  • “It is indeed rare to come across highly committed individuals and organizations concerned about rural poor.”
    - R A Rao, Retired Engineer, Kakinada.

  • “Excellent work highly motivated and committed staff. Great service to humanity.”
    - Anil Singhal, IAS, District Collector, Kakinada.

  • “A visit to Sankurathri Foundation is a true education in humanity.”
    - Harikiran Nistala, Postgraduate student, New York.

  • “A visit to SIO is a visit to a dedicated temple where the mode of worship is service to humanity & the underprivileged.”
    - Col (Retd) Madan Deshpande, HV Desai Eye Hospital, Medical Director, Pune.

  • “This place is as an ashram, and a temple, where love, compassion, respect, trust and honesty can be felt.”
    - Ellen Hayakawa, Consultant, Vancouver, Canada.

  • “Srikiran Institute was the best CIDA supported project I ever visited.”
    - Francoise Coupal CIDA Consultant, Canada.

  • “An inspiration to all. A remarkable facility and commitment by everybody at school and hospital.”
    - Dr. Dinesh J Mistry, General Physician, Golden, B.C. Canada.

  • “The hospital is a role model as to how to provide high quality medical care at a low to all section of the society.”
    - Dr. Pavan Prasher, Ophthalmologist, Ludhiana, India.

  • “To the imagination, energy and commitment of Dr. Sankurathri and all who have contributed to this vision, you have my honor and respect.”
    - Joseph Caron, High Commissioner of Canada, New Delhi.

  • “Astonished, overwhelmed touched. It is had to find words to express how impressed we are after getting to know the story behind the foundation of this intuition.”
    - GSE Team, R.I. District 4580, Brazil.

  • “Thank you for showing the wonderful work that you are doing. You have a big and ambitious heart.”
    - Sean P. Lindstone, Vice Consul, US Consulate general, Hyderabad.

  • “Deeply moved by your story and the work you have done. The passion, commitment and dedication is evident.”
    - Rashmi Bansal, Author, Mumbai.

  • “Flower may fade, rivers may dry, generations may die. The strongest and sweetest vision and the goals of Sankurathri Foundation may never fade, dry and die. It is immortal.”
    - D. Chandra Shekar, MAA Television Network, Hyderabad.

  • “Thanks so much for showing us what kindness & love of people really means.”
    - Harvey & Helene Berg, Ophthalmic technician, Canada.

  • “It is very much rewarding as a teacher. Your eye institute is a shining example of care of others.”
    - Dr. Mark Greve, Ophthalmologist, Alberta Retina Clinic, Edmonton, Canada.

  • “An amazing achievement against all odds. A sense of dedication and commitment amongst all who work here. This place captivates me and beckons me to work.”
    - Dr. Gopal Nemana, Cardiologist, UC Davis Health System, California, USA.

  • “I hope this model is funded and sustained in the years to come.”
    - Dr. Venkatesh Mannar, President, Micronutrient Initiative, Canada.

  • “This is the most meaningful visit I ever had.”
    - Bahman Fattahi, Photographer, Vancouver, Canada.

  • “Last 3 days at Srikiran has been a great learning for our team. We would love to work with this dedicated team to take Srikiran to greater heights.”
    - Dr. R Venkatesh, Arvind Eye Hospitals, Pondicherry.

  • “This visit was truly inspirational to see an organization where in each employee was striving for perfection. It has the right foundation for scaling new heights.”
    - R. D. Thulasiraj, LAICO, Madurai.

  • “The commitment can be seen in each person across the campus. Brilliant use of simplicity and straight forward delivery to the needy people. Never felt like being in a hospital.”
    - D. V. Ramkumar, R.I. Dist. Governor, Hyderabad.

  • “Dr. Chandra, despite his tragedy, has reoriented himself to the service of the poor and needy. He is a great source of inspiration.”
    - V.V. Lakshmi Narayana, IPS, Former Jt Dir CBI, Hyderabad.

  • “I am fortunate the meet the angle of God. Dr Chandrasekhar. He is doing god's work on earth. It's my lifetime encounter of with a philanthropic person par excellence.”
    - Dr. GV Mohan Prasad, Rotary Dist. Governor, Vijayawada.

  • “… is an ideal example of selfless service to the deprived people.”
    - Dr. Jagannath Wani, Founder President of Schizophrenia Awareness Association, Calgary Canada.

  • “The impact of the work done here is immeasurable”
    - Vibhe Bhal, Consultant, Ottawa Canada.

  • “Dr. Chandra is helping eliminate two types of blindness - the physical and mental - the hospital and school both help spread light.”
    - Salil Kader, Advisor, US Consulate General, Hyderabad.

  • “One man's vision to change the world.”
    - Sirisha Dandu, Student, Dallas, USA.

  • “I appreciate the Team for continued services to the poor people and also congratulate the team.”
    - Thota Narasimham, Member of Parliament, Kakinada.

  • “I am very much impressed with the center where the poor people are being treated and good treatment is given.”
    - Kulbir Singh, E.D.,A.M. ,COA, ONGC, Kakinada.

  • “What an honor to be associated with such a great Institution.”
    - David Chalmers & team, Consultants, Seattle, USA.

  • “Excellent service to the deprived and rural people.”
    - P.V. Subba Reddy, DGM, Bank of Baroda, Visakhapatnam.

  • “No words can match the sterling contribution made to the society by this Foundation.”
    - M. Kanaka Durga, Chief Mentor, Sri Prakash, Peddapuram.

  • “A "Rishi" living amongst us. I feel honored to meet a great "Human" like Sri. Chandrasekhar garu.”
    - Rtn. Srinivas MSN, President, Rotary Club, Medchal, Hyderabad.

  • “We are in total admiration and in awe of the wonderful work you are doing,mentored by the great visionary Dr. Chandrasekhar, sir.”
    - Dr. Venkatesh Prajna, Chief Cornea Unit, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai.

  • “Most wonderful humane experience with Dr. Sankurathri, the founder of this wonderful institute.”
    - Dr. P. Ravindra babu, IRS, Member of Parliament, Amalapuram.

  • “What an inspiration to come and see the work you are doing here. This work is really changing lives and will make an incredible contribution for years to come.”
    - Ms. Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner for South India, Australia.

  • “Excellent treatment & care being taken to ensure proper vision.”
    - Parimi Nagendra, GAIL (India) Ltd., Rajahmundry.

  • “It has been rejuvenating experience to witness such philanthropic exercise is being done.”
    - Dr. Raman K V, Director Health, Govt. of Pondicherry, Pondicherry.

  • “A one man's dream from the tragedy of the family to enlightening and giving the gift of vision.”
    - Dr. Silas and Vasantha Charles, Hope international Hospital, Kakinada.

  • “Hope and future is what I see here.”
    - S. Ramadorai, Tata group, Chennai.

  • “I am honored to have the opportunity to visit the foundation and see firsthand the profound impact your work is having on people of all ages.”
    - Jennifer Daubeny, Consul General of Canada, Bengaluru.

  • “R. International is privileged to be associated with Sankurathri Foundation.”
    - Rtn. Santanu Benerjee, Cadre Member, RI Foundation, USA, Howrah.

  • “A temple of vision being nurtured by the great legendary Dr. Chandrasekhar.”
    - Dr. A. K. Khurana, Prof. of Ophthalmology, Rohtak.

  • “A fruit of tremendous degree of love, patience, hard work, empathy and dedication - your school, your hospital your outreach to the society.”
    - Kartikeya Misra, IAS, District Collector, Kakinada.

  • “The campus is a live example of "Be the change you want to see". I have witnessed a religion called humanity, being followed in this campus.”
    - Namrata Madhira, Mumbai.

  • “This is the must have destination if you are looking at inspiration or a purpose for life.”
    - Maheswar Peri, Founder, Careers 360, New Delhi.

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Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology is a division of Sankurathri Foundation


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