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Showing posts with label Sports. Show all posts


Inter Polytechnic Sports Meet Kick Started

The regional Inter Polytechnic Sports and Games meet organised by the state government technical education department kick-started at the TTDs Sri Padmavati Mahila Polytechnic College on Tuesday.

After the conclusion of the sports meet on Wednesday evening, the winners will participate in the 2-day state-level contests to be held at Anantapur on January 4& 5.


Students of SPW Polytechnic achieved first and 2 nd place in Discuss throw and third place in Shotput, Winners in Volleyball and chess games.

Sri Vidyaniketan students bagged Shot put titles and the Palamneru Government Polytechnic girl students stood runners up in volleyball.

SV University Registrar Sri Mohammed Hussain, TTD DEO Dr Bhaskar Reddy, SVU regional RJD Nirmal Kumar Priya, College Principal Dr Asunta, principals of several TTD Educational institutions, students and sportsmen from 10 Polytechnic institutions were present.


City’s Own T20 Cricket Team led by Suresh Raina

Hyderabad, 18th November 2023Urbanrise and Trident Power today announced the launch of Urbanrisers Hyderabad for the upcoming Legends League Cricket (LLC) tournament 2023. In a glittering ceremony at Hyderabad today Film Star Victory Venkatesh unveiled the team’s jersey.


The team will be led by ‘Mr. IPL’ Suresh Raina and coached by former Indian World Cup cricketer Nikhil Chopra.


The Legends League Cricket is the only national T20 format tournament in the country, apart from the IPL. Urbanrisers Hyderabad is packed with Indian and International star talent including Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith, Peter Trego, Chamara Kapugedera and Stuart Binny. Pragyan Ojha, Tirumalasetti Suman and Sudeep Tyagi the city’s own cricketing talent also feature in the line-up.


Mr. Manoj Namburu, Chairman & MD of Urbanrise, South India’s largest real estate developers and co-owner of the team said, “we are proud to offer the city of Hyderabad it’s very own cricket team. It solidifies the commitment we have towards the city, which we have shown so far through the high-quality projects we have built for our esteemed customers. The vibrant colors of the jersey symbolize the energy and the passion to win.”


Victory Venkatesh said, we are very very lucky to get a wonderful team with Nikhil being the Coach and Raina their Captain, with some wonderful players, Suman, Pragyan. Good to have Peter, going to score all the sixers for the team, a hard-hitting batsman, I always watched your game, it’s amazing. Their colours yellow and black represent power and energy, the soldier in the logo depicts commitment. Wish them the very best.   


Nikhil Chopra said, being part of this team has been a fantastic journey so far, I played with lot of these players, I know all of them, excited to be part of Urbanrisers Hyderabad. We got some good bunch of players, some raw pace, over all a very balanced team, fortunate for the right kind of mix. Speaking about the current Indian team performance at the World Cup, they have been on a terrific run, make no mistake about it, with the skill set the batting department taking on responsibility, so has the bowling department, you don’t see a chink in the armor at this point of time. My message is, guys just go out there with the kind of cricket you are playing, just go out and execute your plans. The way Rohit is leading the team is phenomenal. Just go out there, treat it like just another game.      


Cricketer Pragyan Ojha said, once a sports person’s career is done around 38 or 39 years of age, a platform like this will give an opportunity to get back to cricket and do what we love. So, I am grateful that this tournament has started and there is a local owner to encourage all our boys. Now after retirement, cricketer has a second career or life to pursue his dream of playing again and secure himself financially. About the current performance of Indian team, the captaincy of Rohit has been brilliant and coaching of Dravid has been up to the mark. If you see the way these two guys have handled the team, and the pressure so far has been brilliant. Rahul has been himself a player, he understands at times even if you are giving your best performance may not be up to expectations. As a coach one can give the backing, they perform better, see Shami on his comeback the way he impacted the game. Rohit has been knitting the players to express themselves, while giving free hand for everybody, he is balancing out well by handling the pressure and giving the players the opportunity to open out. The bowling unit has been outstanding. I wish the Indian team the very best for tomorrow’s match and they win the cup, it won’t be easy because they are facing the someone like Australia, who have the experience of the experience of handling the pressure in the crunch game. I am confident of the entire eleven shining tomorrow and especially Md. Shami and he becoming the player of the final.    


Tirumalasetti Suman said, this world cup final is going to be a great tug of war, everyone may think that India is in a great form to win, but Australia has also been on a high, the way they came back after two losses. They are playing the match at Ahmedabad infront of 1.2 lakh crowd, obviously it’s going to be a great final and hope India comes out as a winner. If you compare man to man, India is definitely a better team and have an upper hand. Rohit is a selfless captain. To win a tournament like world cup bowling has to be strong, Australia won world cup five times because of their strong bowling unit, India also won ten out of ten matches in this world cup because of their bowling strength, we have the best bowling unit. On a given day Australian openers are very strong and they need to be sent back quickly and that will help India win the match. Since 2011 the country hosting the world cup has been winning the tournament, expecting India to lift the cup, especially because team is performing well, they are all playing like a closely knit unit.


The Legends League Cricket (LLC) tournament starts on November 18, 2023. The first match of the Urbanrisers Hyderabad kicks off on November 21, 2023. The entire tournament will be broadcasted live on STAR Sports and Disney+HotStar. Fans can also purchase tickets and watch the matches live at the stadium.


About Urbanrise:

Urbanrise is South India’s Largest Real Estate Developer has delivered over 9,600+ homes. The organization has 72 million Sq.Ft. of projects under planning and development with a real estate portfolio of Rs.51, 000 Crores. The Organization is backed & funded by the world’s Topmost Financial Institutions.


Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad team comprises of veteran cricketers Suresh Raina, India; Stuart Binny, India; Amit Paunikar, India; Sudeep Tyagi, India; Yogesh Nagar, India; Shivakant Shukla, India; Pragyan Ojha, India; Pawan Suyal, India; Tirumalasetti Suman, India; Gurkeerat Singh, India; Shadab Jakati, India; Martin Guptil, New Zealand; Dwanye Smith, West Indies; Peter Trego, West Indies; Tino Best, West Indies; Jerome Taylor, West Indies; Devendra Bishoo, West Indies; Chamara Kapugedera, Sri LankaAsghar Afghan, Afghanistan; Christopher Mpofu, Zimbabwe & Ricky cole, England.


The schedule of matches being played by Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad is as follows

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2023 at 18:30 PM - Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad Vs Southern Super Stars, aJSCA International Stadium, Ranchi.


Thursday, 23 Nov 2023 at 15:00 PM - Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad Vs India Capitals, at JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi.


Sunday, 26 Nov 2023 at 15:00 PM - Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad Vs Gujarat Giants, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket, Dehradun.


Friday, 01 Dec 2023 at 15:00 PM - Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad Vs Bhilwara Kings, at Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu.


Monday, 04 Dec 2023 at 18:30 PM - Urbanrisers’ Hyderabad Vs Manipal Tigers, at Dr. Y.S.R. Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vizag.


Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023 at 18:30 PM - Rank 1 team Vs Rank 2 team, at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.


Wednesday, 06 Dec 2023 at 18:30 PM - Rank 3 team Vs Rank 4 team at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.


Thursday, 07 Dec 2023 at 18:30 PM - Loser team of Qualifier 1 Vs Winner of Eliminator, at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.


Saturday, 09 Dec 2023 at 18:30 PM - Winner of Qualifier 1 Vs Winner of Qualifier 2, at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.


Tollywood Diva Krithi Shetty launches the Cybercity Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship by putting the golf ball, at HGA

Hyderabad, October 15th, 2023Cure Foundation and Apollo Cancer Centres; are hosting the 8th Biennial Cybercity Cancer Crusaders Golf Championshipa fund raiser and Cancer awareness initiative on 25th and 26th November 2023 at Hyderabad Golf Club. Tollywood Diva Krithi Shetty along with Dr P Vijay Anand Reddy, Founder, Cure foundation and Director, Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad; launched the Championship by putting the golf ball, at the Hyderabad Golf Club, Golconda, today. The Golf Championship will create awareness about cancer in the society through extensive participation from ace golfers, outstanding sports persons, celebrity figures and opinion leaders.


The Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship will have over 300 golfers participating in 3 sessions spanning over 2 days of November 25th and 26th, at Hyderabad Golf Club. The format of the game is Stableford with 100% Handicap.


Krithi Shetty speaking on the occasion said, as a child I aspired to be a doctor, someone like Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, because he is not only giving back to the society as a doctor, but is going out of the way to support the little kids, that is something which is great as a human one can do to another human needing help, that way he is the true super hero. The doctors and frontline healthcare workers are the real heroes and heroines because they selflessly provide service to patients. We witnessed this even during Covid, while we were protecting ourselves by sitting at home, they risked their lives and gave us life, which is what I wanted to do as a kid by being a doctor. It warms my heart by seeing your dedicated work Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, it inspires me so much, please continue doing this, inspiring everyone, spreading awareness about cancer, and curing these little kids. The greatest gift Dr Vijay Anand aspires is the smile on the face of the kid who got treated, there can be no better gift than that. I want more and more people to come forward to support this cause, it doesn’t matter how much you give, it’s all about the love with which you give, that’s the power in your hands to save lives. We fantasize about superheroes, presuming they are being powerful and have magic, so do we, we have the power to save lives, change lives, what are we waiting for, lets contribute our bit to help the society.       


Cure Foundation has been involved since its inception in taking care of tiny tots diagnosed of cancer and providing them care, free of cost. More than 1500 kids got benefited from Cure Foundation. The biennial Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship helps raise funds, through which the Cure Foundation provides succor to such kids, who couldn’t otherwise afford cancer care. The Foundation was also instrumental in raising awareness about cancer prevention among masses through various programs and screenings. 85% to 90% child cancers can be cured, it is our duty to help these underprivileged children to get rid of the dreadful disease like cancer, says Dr P Vijay Anand Reddy     


A unique theme based International Men’s Day Celebrations, ANANTH, will be hosted, on Sunday 26th November 2023 evening at Novotel HICC, Hyderabad. Prizes will be distributed to the winners in various categories at the 8th Biennial Cybercity Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship, on the occasion.


This custom designed event, lasting about an hour, celebrates the endless men’s spirit. A fun, yet unique environment where celebrities get to interact among themselves and with the audience and golfers, says Dr P Vijay Anand Reddy.


Vandith Reddy, Hon. Secretary, HGA; Venu Vinod, Managing Director, Cybercity Builders & Developers Pvt. Ltd.; Suresh Reddy, Managing Director, Pride Honda; Prithvi Anand, Director of Sales & Marketing, HICC & Novotel; graced the occasion.


Last six Editions of ‘Cancer Crusaders Golf Championship’

The first six editions of the Cancer Crusaders Invitation Cup organized biennially from 2010, were a runaway success. Former Indian cricket skipper Kapil Dev Nikhanj; Actor Nagarjuna; Star Tennis player Sania Mirza; Former All England Champion Pullela Gopichand; Cine Actresses Richa Gangopadhyay, Priyamani, Samantha; Pooja Hegde, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ritika Mohan Singh, Catherine Tresa, Ms Hebah Patel, Ms Daksha; Smt. K. Kavitha, Ms D.K. Aruna, Ms. Katherine Dhanani, Smt. Tejdeep Kaur Menon; Dr Sangita Reddy, Ms Shobana Kamineni,  Mrs Shilpa Reddy and more brought tremendous recognition to the tournament by participating along with the golf enthusiasts.


About CURE Foundation

CURE Foundation is a spirited initiative to create consciousness on cancer prevention, early detection, Free/subsidized Cancer treatment & rehabilitation especially for the needful. In addition to spreading awareness for the benefit of the society, the foundation has so far made available quality cancer treatment to several patients, particularly children and engaged in numerous rehabilitation, research and education programs.


About Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad

Apollo Cancer Institutes, Hyderabad is the first super-specialty Cancer Hospital in the country. It revolves around hallmark four pillars of excellence. Clinical excellence ensuring outcomes that benchmark with the best in the world. Latest technology, Tomotherapy, Truebeam, Novalis TX, Pet-CT scan, Varian Brachytherapy, Robotic Surgery, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit etc., helping our oncologists deliver the highest standards of care all the time. Tender Loving Care, the quality of care is significantly enhanced when it is provided from the heart and the Apollo family has made ‘Tender Loving Care’ its universal mantra. Cost effective care delivered with the unique ‘Apollo Way’ ensuring complete patient satisfaction at an affordable cost. At Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Hyderabad we cure more cancers. 

Diehard cricket fans watch India, Pakistan match live on World’s largest screen at HITEX!

ernod Ricard India (PLtd.; a fully owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA; hosted a Cricket extravaganza for the diehard Cricket World Cup 2023 fans, today at the HITEX, Hyderabad. Chief Guest and Tollywood Diva Shriya Saran added to the frenzy with her presence at the venue.


Pernod Ricard India (PLtd.; hosted live screening of the India, Pakistan match on two large screens, one placed inside the Hall No. 2 of HITEX, measuring 64 ft., width and 22 ft., height and another, the world’s largest screen, measuring 80 ft., width and 36 ft., height, outside the hall for a larger audience to view the match, live.


Shriya Saran unveiled the largest screen at the venue to the amazement of the huge audience present to watch the electrifying India Vs Pakistan match. She presented the World Book of Records certificate to Udit Dugar, Zonal Head, South; Anant Swarup, Region Head, Telangana and APPrakhyath Thejveer, Zonal Marketing, South and Navneeth Rao, Marketing Head, Telangana and AP, Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd; recognising the feat of installing the world’s largest screen. Shriya Saran also presented five thousand bats and balls for blind cricketers, donated by Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd.; to Mr Ajay Kumar Reddy, Captain, Indian Men’s Cricket Team for the blind; Mr Dhiraj Sequeira, Manager, Indian Men's Cricket team for the blind and Mr K. Anil Reddy, General Secretary, Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana. 


Shriya Saran speaking about the India, Pakistan match said, India is playing really well, I am very excited and know India will win this match today. The big screen here is not just big, its humongous and watching the match on it is a great experience, I am enjoying it. Watching on the big screen added to the thrill of the match, because it’s so clear. It’s a great initiative on the part of Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd.; to provide cricket bats and balls to blind cricketers. I was associated with a blind school, during my school days in Delhi, then I had a small NGO called Spandana, where we employed blind therapists, I was also associated with blind football team. I am very happy that today I am associated with blind cricket as well. It is thrilling to watch them play cricket, I used to see them play cricket when I was in School, they are so focussed and inspiring and learnt a lot from them. I would like to say that they are truly and beautifully blessed to face the challenges. We spend our lives looking at things we don’t see them, when you are differently blessed you will start feeling them, seeing them differently. I also feel that god has a way of blessing you differently, its magical. It’s actually beautiful that because of this cricket match today, I got an opportunity to meet the blind team as well. With my daughter Radha, every day is a new day and you learn something new every day, her sense of humour is super funny, she has a way with the smile, so every day is a learning day, I do end up becoming a kid with her. My mom is a huge Krishna follower and she gave the name, Radha also means happy in Russian, so it means something in both the languages.


Udit Dugar said, we are all witnessing the India Vs Pakistan world cup match on the world’s largest live projected screen. An India, Pakistan match that too in a World Cup is a massive massive event. This is our way to give the fans a large experience.   


The event turned festive with over three thousand cricket enthusiasts at the venue having lots of fun watching the match live and getting entertained by DJ and Dhol. Anchor and the Celebrity kept the audience engaged with fun games and entertainment, during the match breaks.


Udit Dugar, Zonal Head, South, Pernod Ricard India (P) LtdAnant Swarup, Region Head, Telangana and AP, Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd; Prakhyath Thejveer, Zonal Marketing, South, Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd; Navneeth Rao, Marketing Head, Telangana and AP, Pernod Ricard India (P) Ltd; Ajay Kumar Reddy, Captain, Indian Men’s Cricket Team for the blind; Dhiraj Sequeira, Manager, Indian Men's Cricket team for the blind and K. Anil Reddy, General Secretary, Cricket Association for the blind in Telangana; graced the occasion. 


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VVS Laxman to Unveil L V Prasad Eye Institute’s WHITATHON Run T-shirt

WHITATHON is L V Prasad Eye Institute’s annual cause-related running event to raise awareness and funds for 
children with retinoblastoma eye cancer

5th edition of LVPEI’s Whitathon Run to be held on 21 May 2023


·         Retinoblastoma eye cancer most commonly affects children below 3 years of age (90%).

·         20 to 25% of cases of eye cancer worldwide in children are from India, and 50% of cases worldwide lose their lives due to late detection and inadequate treatment.

·         Retinoblastoma is curable if the tumour is detected and treated early, thus saving the life, eye, and vision of the child.


Hyderabad, May 7, 2023: VVS Laxman, Head Coach, National Cricket Academy, will be doing the honours of unveiling the T-shirt and medal for the fifth edition of the WHITATHON RUN 2023 organized by L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). Like every year, this year too Hyderabad Runners is supporting this run.


The Fifth Edition of the WHITATHON RUN will be organized on 21 May 2023, Sunday, at the University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad. The run has four categories: 10K (Timed run), 5K (Timed run), 5K (Fun run) and 3K (Fun run). Whitathon is a qualifier run for NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2023 powered by IDFC FIRST Bank.


WHITATHON, initiated in 2018, is L V Prasad Eye Institute’s annual cause-related event focusing on raising awareness and funds for early diagnosis and treatment of Retinoblastoma – a Life and Vision-threatening Eye Cancer in Children. One of the most common symptoms of Retinoblastoma is White Reflex (white glow) in a child’s eye. Through this run, LVPEI aims to raise awareness among the public that if they spot a ‘White Reflex’ in a child’s eye, it could be a sign of eye cancer that needs immediate medical intervention.


Speaking on the occasion VVS Laxman said, Whenever I come to LV Prasad Eye Institute, it reminds me about how to achieve excellence. Ramesh Prasad garu and his dad were instrumental in establishing this institute and then the passion and pride with which Dr GN Rao garu and his team have established and at the same time made sure that this Institute is probably the best in the world as far as eye care is concerned and beyond eye care. The way they touched the lives of innumerable people, its just inspirational. As a sportsperson who always wanted to represent the country and get laurels to the country in the game of cricket, one thing we always strive to achieve is excellence and excellence is achieved over a period of time, you maintain consistency and deliver results year after year and that’s what LV Prasad Eye Institute has done for so many years, almost 37 years and that dream is still continuing, that’s the beauty of life. All successful people and organisations are those who have a dream, achieve their dream and have another dream as they strive to achieve those dreams. They touched the lives of so many people and they continue to do that, this initiative is one such initiative of LV Prasad Eye Institute. In 2018 I got involved with this and the only reason I continue to be with this is the passion of Dr Swathi Kaliki and her team in spreading the awareness and spreading the message to all the parents that eye cancer can be cured, can be treated. It is essential that taking action at an appropriate time is very important in addressing this issue of Retinoblastoma. We want to ensure that no child in our country is affected by this dreadful eye cancer. I am confident that the fifth edition of the Whitathon Run will be a grand success and by 2030 we should phase out this dreadful cancer. I am sure that we can achieve it, all the support from each one of you is very important to achieve that dream. This Run is not only about spreading awareness but also about raising funds, the treatment is expensive, but what LV Prasad Eye Institute has done over so many years is that even though the child or a parent can’t afford the treatment the Institute goes on with the treatment to help the patient to overcome the illness. So its not possible to do that without donors, therefore everyone should chip in, because at the end of the day the more you give the more fulfilling the life is, that’s the beauty of giving. I am sure all of you will come forward and make this Whitathon successful in your own way and contribute in your own way by spreading the message of Retinoblastoma.   


Dr Swathi Kaliki, Ocular Oncologist and Head of the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancerat L V Prasad Eye Institute said, "It is important to raise awareness about the common symptoms of retinoblastoma in children and educate the public, especially young parents, on the importance of seeking timely medical care. Retinoblastoma is curable if the tumour is detected and treated early, thus saving the life, eye, and vision of the child.”


“VVS Laxman has been an ambassador for WHITATHON since its inception. We are truly grateful to him for supporting the cause of raising awareness about the early diagnosis and treatment for retinoblastoma eye cancer in young children. Let’s together pledge that - No child dies of eye cancer because of lack of awareness and treatment”, she further added. 


Treating eye cancer can be a costly and prolonged affair. The funds raised from this run go towards providing free treatment to children from less privileged backgrounds who are afflicted with retinoblastoma. Additionally, the funds help to further research into developing innovative treatment alternatives for this ailment. The funds raised from WHITATHON have supported the treatment of more than 2000 children with retinoblastoma eye cancer. 


Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute; I was watching the sixers hit by Laxman of the bouncers from McGrath and that is what Dr Swathi Kaliki wants to do with Retinoblastoma and all forms of cancers, to hit the cancers of all forms out of the pavilion, so that no child dies needlessly from eye cancers. Our Institute’s journey began about 37 years ago with aspiration of reconciling excellence with equity, high quality care along the lines of the best of the medical centres in the world and make it available to everybody  irrespective of their ability to pay. Fortunately we have been able to live up to that aspiration all through this journey. Along the way we have many milestones, laurels, accolades, both for the institution and individuals who made the institution so great. At the end of the first 25 years of our journey we have decided to pursue two strategic paths for the next 25 years, one of the two is what we call ‘Institutes of Excellence’ that become global resource centres for a niche or important area of blindness and eye problem. One such is the Institute for Eye Cancer. When you look at the magnitude of eye cancer in comparison to, for example cataract, is not very big, but the damage done by cancer is long lasting and these children have long life ahead, we are saving life, we are saving sight, in some lucky cases we can even save the eye and sight. So it is with that intention we began to focus increasingly on eye cancers and research that came out of Eye research Institute is also widely recognised and our Clinicians and Scientists received numerous honours because of their work in this area. But I think no honour can match the satisfaction of saving the life of a child. We are now present in 280 locations across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Orissa, 250 primary vision care centres in remote rural and tribal areas as of last week, 22 secondary level eye hospitals in rural areas, three tertiary centres in Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Bhubaneshwar and at the top is this Institute at Hyderabad. We have taken a vow that no child in our coverage area by the year 2030, will die needlessly of eye cancer. We will identify every single one of them, make sure they are identified at the right time through our various approaches of primary, secondary and tertiary care and make sure their life is saved their eye is saved and perhaps their sight is saved. For all that we need lot of support and in that context like to thank all the sponsors, Hyderabad Runners and others for the support, hope that support continues to enable us to tackle this problem more vigorously and shall save more lives.        


Dr Merle Fernandes, Chair, Director, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, said, I thank VVS Laxman garu for being here today, he has been a very special part of this movement for so many years. I am sure this Run being hosted in four cities currently to become a national event by 2030. I am sure we can proudly say that by 2030 we have taken it to all corners of the country.  


We would like to acknowledge and extend our sincere thanks to our sponsors for WHITATHON 2023: Gold Sponsors - Techwave Consulting India Pvt Ltd, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) Ltd, GebauerMedizintechnik GMBH and Essilor Luxottica Group; Silver Sponsors - Vision RX Lab Pvt Ltd and BiomedixOptotechnik& Devices Pvt Ltd; Bronze Sponsors -IDBI Bank Ltd and Delta Lens Pvt Ltd; Supporter -Alankar Traders and Asian Surgical Company and Asian Engineering Company.


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Along with VVS Laxman, the WHITATHON T-shirt will be unveiled by members from the L V Prasad Eye Institute: Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder-Chair; Mrs Pratibha Rao, Board member; Dr Rajeev Reddy, Vice Chair; Dr Merle Fernandes, Director, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus; and Dr Swathi Kaliki, Head,The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer.


About LVPEI: Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, is a comprehensive eye health facility. The Institute has ten functional arms to its areas of operations: Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health, Eye Banking, Advocacy and Policy Planning, Capacity Building, Innovation and Product Development. The LVPEI Eye Care Network has 275 Centres spread across the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka in India. The institute's mission is to provide equitable and quality eye care to all sections of society. The LVPEI’s five-tier ‘Eye Health Pyramid’ model covering all sections of society right from the villages to the city, provides high quality and comprehensive - prevention, curative and rehabilitation – eye care to all. It has served over 34.14 million (3 crore 41 lakh people), with more than 50% of them entirely free of cost, irrespective of the complexity of care needed.