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"Volkart Brothers" a commercial undertaking established simultaneously in Switzerland and in India have been doing business since 1851. In thier centenary year in 1951 they established Volkart Foundation in several countries.

The Volkart Foundation in India was established in 1953 .The foundation supports NGOs and institutions, which work for the poor and the marginalized in field of education, health, medical care and community development.

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Cataract operations for poor done by Shankar Foundation

Shankar Foundation Eye Hospital has been funded by Volkart Foundation in conducting cataract operations. Shankar Foundation was given funds for purchase of Miller Wedel Surgical Operating Zoom Microscope. This Foundation which was earlier in a small hospital has now built super speciality eye hospital of more than 1 lakh sq ft of area, and with 256 beds
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Recently, the Foundation has funded Community Health Initiative of the Impact India Foundation, which is working in the five villages of Thane district. The Foundation has also funded for Mobile Clinics under the supervision of Impact India Foundation.These Mobile Clinics are being used for outreach services in the tribal areas of Maharashtra. The Foundation has funded Yuva Parivartan, a project of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, Mumbai. Yuva Parivartan means youth transformation.

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Mr. Y.H. Malegam, the Chairman

Mr. Malegam is a very well known Chartered Accountant working with Billimoria & Sons. He is a righly respected professional in his field. He is also on the board of many financial institutions.

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