Srinagar: Save the Eyes Foundation organised its first international fund raising event in Malaysia for the pellet victims of Kashmir
A poster at the event read as “We from Malaysia stand by you, We are Humanity.”
Students of Sultan Yussuf Secondary High School, Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia organised the event under the initiative started by Save the Eyes Foundation, an organisation working to provide medical and financial assistance to the pellet victims of Kashmir.
The organisation located at Srinagar, started its projects in 2016 and has been involved in helping the victims to acquire treatment and medical facilities including arranging costs of surgeries for pellet victims with complete or partial blindness caused by the pellet injuries.
So far the organisation has taken up some 20 cases of pellet victims. The trust is operated from Srinagar, and has its volunteers across the valley.
Peer Viqar Ul Aslam, Chairman of Save the Eyes Foundation said, “Our focus is on providing proper medical treatment to the victims, and also help them financially as most of the victims are from humble backgrounds.”
“We have met victims who had to stop their treatment as they could not bear the cost of the treatment. It was disheartening and prompted us to take the initiative.” added Peer
Caroline Vimla, a humanitarian from Malaysia extended her support to the organisation after reviewing the efforts of the organisation and effective use of technology as a medium to promote social and human causes.
She said “We are ready to support this humanitarian mission and will do whatever is possible to make sure these victims get proper treatment.”