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Recognizing two South Asian philanthropists

February 5, 2010

The Daily Tell reports that the Prem Warat Foundation announced a contribution of $25,000 to eye care in India.  Ten-thousand people received free eye glasses, 10,500 were given treatment for infections and an additional 1,700 were diagnosed with cataracts and referred to area hospitals.

Asian American Giving profiles Dr. Sudhir Parikh, winner of the 2010 Padma Shri Award:  “The Indian government grants this award to distinguished Indians and people of Indian origin for their contribution in various spheres of activity…”  Dr. Parikh has donated more than $2 million to various charities and causes in the India and the U.S. over the years, including the Art of Living Foundation and the American India Foundation.

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