LG Electronics to provide free eye surgeries in India
World electronic appliances giant LG Electronics Inc. is all set to provide free eye surgeries to 1,000 Indians by the end of this year!
This is as part of their commitment to make a social contribution to countries in south Asia. LG provided 300 free eye surgeries in India last year in collaboration with Sankara Eye Hospital.
This will be a blessing to many blind and visually impaired people who cannot afford surgery.
According to LG, there are over 8.8 million blind people in India. This accounts for 20% of the world's blind population.
LG plans to start more projects in India to support people with disabilities. They have joined hands with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to hold a Global IT Challenge for disabled youngsters. They aim to provide education and employment opportunities to disabled teenagers.
LG, which is a South Korean tech giant, first stepped into business in India 20 years back. Today, they are one of the biggest electronic giants in the Indian market.