For nearly 100 years, Lions have worked on projects under the SightFirst initiative. Under this initiative, Lions from across the globe work towards prevention of blindness, restoring sight where possible and improving eye care facilities for people worldwide. Following the ideology of the SightFirst program, Lions Clubs of Noida has built a residential accommodation - a blind hostel for the visually impaired.
The blind hostel is associated with Jeevan Jyoti Jan Kalyan Andh Mahavidyalaya, a computer training center based in Noida. The visually challenged training center aims at empowering the visually impaired and assists them in living an independent life, by overcoming difficulties that they may feel.
The inauguration of the blind hostel witnessed the esteemed presence of Second International Vice President, Lion Naresh Aggarwal along with Lion Rajeev Mittal, Vice Multiple Council Chairman (Multiple 321), and Lion Sunil Kumar Nigam, District Governor, 321 C1.
Helen Keller had challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind.” The Lions accepted this challenge and have today conducted numerous vision related activities that have proved to be beneficial. Today, sight programs remain one of the defining causes of Lions Clubs International all around the globe.
From vision screenings and awareness campaigns, to helping friends and neighbors with visual impairments, there are countless ways to make a difference. No matter how you choose to serve, make a difference to the community today and help Lions Clubs International attain their goal of serving those in need.