January 9th, 2011

JCBF organized the United Services Club Ladies Golf tournament for fundraising. A total of 84 Golfers participated at the gunshot start-off at 06.30 hrs. Managing Trustee Mrs. Jyoti Dave-Singh in a four-ball team with Vice Admiral Sanjiv Bhasin, FOC-in-C Western Naval Command and Patron of U.S. Club, Trustee Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Madanjit Singh and Industrialist Mr. Ajay Kanoria.

JCBF Advisors Mrs. Shraddha Patel and Ms. Marina Kapur helping with the registration of the tournament participants.

The awards ceremony organized with the sponsorship of SKIL Group entertained the golfers with an exotic performance by Trustee Isha Dave’s troupe of belly dancers and The Indian Navy Band.

The awards ceremony was graced by the chief guest FOC-in-C Western Naval Command and patron of U.S. Club Vice Admiral Sanjiv Bhasin. Seen in the picture, the chief Guest and Trustee Vice Admiral (Retd) Madanjit Singh award the prize for the best Lady Golfer to Mrs. Rani Maheshwari. A total of Rs. 50,000/- was collected for the Foundation.

February 2011

Continuation of the JCBF-HR College Vision Screening Program: Phase 3.

With the completion of phase 2 in December 2010, the children who required further investigation at the clinic/hospital were then examined and supplied prescriptions for new spectacles, which were subsequently made.

In phase 3, the students of HR College were taught how to dispense the new spectacles made for the school children under the JCBF 'Train the Trainers' program.

Raunak and his group are viewed checking spectacle fittings on the school children.

The children are then taught how to clean and maintain their new spectacles and written instructions are reviewed by the trainers.

Nirali and Hiral are seen here ensuring that the Seva Sadan Primary School teacher’s (Miss Vandana) spectacles are properly dispensed.

  • Total # of children & teachers screened for vision: 1096
  • Total # taken to clinic for further investigation: 184
  • Total # of free spectacles provided by JCBF: 112
  • Total # treated at eye hospital which were paid for by JCBF: 72
  • Total # of surgeries done: 2

August 2011

Mooted 'Khandhli Vision Center' rural project in Gujarat.

This new health centre was opened in the rural village of Khandhli , with the assistance of a government program for rural India and funded partially by donations from local citizens. The government encourages NGOs to participate in such programs. JCBF has undertaken the execution and operation of a Vision Centre where basic primary eye care services will be provided by a government appointed optometrist. JCBF will be providing spectacles to the underprivileged and marginalized.

September 2011

  • Completion of JCBF – HR COLLEGE 2010 – 2011 PROJECT
  • Awards Ceremony on 6th September 2011
  • All 28 participants were given 'Certificates of Appreciation for Community Service'
  • A total of 12 Awards were given to the following categories:
    Best Overall Performer; Best Performing Group and Best Research done for the 'Eye Health and Nutrition' CD

Winners: Best Overall Performers - Raunak Thadani & Nirali Damania.

Winner: Best Research done for the 'Eye Health and Nutrition' CD – Hiral Damania

Trustee Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Madanjit Singh presenting the trophy to group leader Hiral Damania.

Winners of the 'Best CD award' presenting their work to the audience at the Awards Ceremony.

Everyone's a winner! All the winners and participants (28 in total) of JCBF-HR College Project were given certificates to appreciate their services for community eye care.

8th October, 2011

JCBF donated one hundred reading spectacles to Gunateet Jyot Institution which runs the 'Puppaji Multitherapy Centre' & ' Sonaba Medical Centre' based in Vallabh Vidyanagar in Gujarat. These reading spectacles were distributed to all the voluntary health workers and voluntary doctors who are 'Saadhvis' and who have given their lives to serve the poor and marginalized.

Dr. Niranjana Masarani accepting the donation from Chief Guests Mrs. Sadhanaben Patel and Mr. Kantilal Patel.

Voluntary Doctors and Health Workers with the Chief Guests Sadhanaben and Kantibhai Patel in front of the esteemed institute.

December 2011

Promoting JCBF projects by Trustee Isha Dave.