Bihari Community Raises $15,000 In California For Bihar Eye Care Project

Washington:  The Indian community from Bihar living in America’s California have raised USD 15,000 for a health project aimed at providing free eye care treatments, including operations for the needy in Bihar.

The fundraiser was held during the annual gala of Bihar Foundation of USA (BFOUSA) wherein Bay Area Bihari community celebrated the ‘Bihar Divas’ in California.

“Our objective is to raise funds towards eradication of blindness in Bihar,” BFOUSA vice-chairman Rajiv Sinha said.

The foundation has started collaborating with various eye care hospitals in Bihar to sponsor free eye surgery for the poor and needy.

“This is commendable,” Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in a message to the foundation, which celebrated its annual gala on June 9.

The central theme of this year’s function was branding, bonding, and business development among North American Bihari community and people of Bihar.

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