Multi-District Conference on Avoidable Blindness

WELCOME  to Multi District Conference           on Avoidable Blindness  Goa  2009


4th October 2009, Great Hall Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji Goa. 


 We the Rotarians of R.I. District 3170 have conceptualized to host a Multi District Conference on Avoidable Blindness, with motivation from PDG Dr. Rekha Shetty, Bangalore, Global Director, Blindness Prevention, Rotary Action Group. We hereby cordially invite District Leaders & Rotarians of nearby districts to be the co–participants and Co-hosts of the Multi District Avoidable Blindness Conference, scheduled to be held on Sunday, 4th October , 2009 at the most enchanting & enjoyable destination of our District – GOA.

Despite the efforts of government and eye care professionals, more people in the world are becoming blind each day. Every 5 seconds one person in our world goes blind ... and a child goes blind every minute. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 180 million people worldwide are visually disabled and 40-45 million of them are blind. About 90 percent of the world's blind live in developing countries. 80% of the world's blindness is avoidable, preventable or treatable with available interventions. Cataract is responsible for nearly 50% of the world's blindness. The World Health organization estimates that by the year 2020, the number of blind people in the world will double unless something is done to stop this terrible tragedy.

We as a member of Social & Voluntary Service organization, definitely can not keep ourselves away from these burning issues. This is the right time to put our minds into it and draw a strategic action plan to fight the most endangering disease. To interact, discuss & to learn more about this avoidable disease from most learned Speakers from the field of Blindness Prevention do participate in this MULTI DISTRICT CONFERENCE ON AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS .

Members of the Rotary Club of Panaji, Goa, under able leadership of President Rtn. Sanat Pilgaonkar & Event Chairman Rtn. Gaurish M. Dhond are making the most comfortable & encouraging staying logistic arrangements. Details of the Venue, attractive weekend family package and the most reasonable

Registration fees are given herewith. So, mark the date and be sure to participate in ever happened most

exciting and gala event at most scenic and enjoyable ultimate destination of our district - GOA.

Affectionately yours,

Rtn Gurudatta D Bhakta

District Governor,

R I Dist.3170