The inspiration behind the Vision-Aid Delhi center
Ram and Meetu Gupta of Carlisle, MA have decided to dedicate a new resource center to the memory of Ram Gupta’s late father Shri Lachhman Das Gupta, who passed away on October 10, 2019.Shri Lachhman Das Gupta was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, when he started losing his eyesight at the age of 30, and was nearly blind by the age of 50. He was blind most of his life yet he had a strong sense of social responsibility, empathy for others, and a deep sense of understanding for people around him.
This resource center will be fully functional by January 2020. The resource center will serve the visually impaired population of Delhi and surrounding area. The center will provide a comprehensive range of services and devices for the visually impaired and will aim to enable, educate and empower the visually impaired in the area. The center will work in partnership with Shroff Charity Eye Hospitals in Delhi, one of India’s leading eye care providers, and other organizations in Delhi as well as leaders in the field like Perkins School of Boston.
To read more about how Lachhman Das Gupta overcame his handicapped, helped the community and proved to be an inspiration to many please read this Lokvani article.