Rohan Kapur, currently working in Singapore, has been associated with the Sagar Trust since 2013 and always makes it a point to help out whenever he is in India. He was one of our earliest interns and has shown long term dedication to the cause of helping people with eye problems. During internships over his summer vacations every year, he helped out at a number of eye camps - registering of patient at the reception desk, taking detailed history of patients, escorting them to doctor chambers and making them comfortable with the process. He would also liase between patients and doctor to ensure that the patient had understood the medication properly or had their subsequent queries answered. He also independently collaborated and coordinated with other NGO's in administrative matters, spread awareness about the Trusts' work, created a small 'spectacle bank' and raised donations towards oculoplastic surgeries.
The Goyal family has been a strong and silent supporter of the work of Sagar Trust for many years. Here their two lovely young daughters, Rhea and Tanya can be seen participating with great enthusiasm in one of the several camps sponsored by them for the community.
"I had the privilege of shadowing Dr. Mehta at an eye-camp she organized in 2012. It was an enlightening experience and allowed me to observe the extent to which medicine can improve the quality of human life. Additionally, since this camp specifically targeted the underprivileged, it was deeply touching to be part of an initiative that addressed the inequities that exist in society. I will always value the meaningful lessons I was able to draw from this internship. " - Asha , who is now with Fed Reserve in St Louis.
My name is Neha Kaul: I’m an international student studying at the American Embassy School in New Delhi. Service has always been a huge passion of mine: I’ve always loved helping people ever since I was young, and have been involved in many service projects. This summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased need for people to become more involved with local communities through this struggling time, and the Sagar Trust gave me the opportunity to do that. Over my time as an intern at the Sagar Trust, I have gotten the opportunity to raise funds in order to help the trust continue to function during this pandemic. Also as part of my internship, I have also been doing research in order to find solutions to the daily challenges many women in India face so we can help alleviate some of the gender related issues prevalent in India. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and working with the Sagar Trust has been an amazing experience.