Free Eye Camps in Rural South India

The Ranchhod Foundation, in conjunction with the CBM New Zealand and the Good Samaritan Rural Development Project, sponsor free eye camps in the various villages in South India.

Three screening camps have taken place so far this year. The Kambainallur village camp was organised on 22nd February and the following camps at Asiriyar Nagar and Vengalapuram village was organised on the 29th February. A total of 420 clients benefited from this programme and we were able to cater to needs of 37 clients who were poor & needy. A team from the base hospital consisting of the Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmic technician, camp organizer and nurses attended the camp. The publicity for the camp was done with the support of the local community organizations and local informal leaders.

The sponsorship will result in 100 cataract opertations being performed free of charge, 100 spectacles being produced free of charge, and subsidies for travel and food being offered. Further eye camps are being organised to reach these goals.











A technician checks the blood pressure of a patient before admission for surgery. 191 outpatients attended the eye screening camp. 28 patients were under went cataract surgery through this camp.

Baby Monitor Donated

Raman and Mahesh Ranchhod with the baby monitor donated to Navsari Local Hospital.

Ranchhod Foundation donated a baby monitor to a local hospital at Navsari, Gujarat, India in the month of January, 2011.

Sponsor of 100 students of Education Trust

The Foundation also supports the Manilal Bhanabhai Gohil Education Trust which is a free Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School in Navsari, India, founded by Mr Manilal Gohil. It runs with absolutely no financial assistance from the Government and yet can accommodate 3,000 students who receive an education, which they may not have been able to afford if they had to pay fees. Fees are sponsored by many donors around the world. The Ranchhod Foundation sponsors 100 students at the School.

School Supplies in Mysore

Mahesh Ranchhod with the desks and benches donated to the AVK School in Mysore.

Mr Mahesh Ranchhod visited a few Schools and Orphanages in his travels to Mysore, India. A lot of these rural schools are without Government assistance, and provide education to very low socio-economic children. Upon seeing this, Mahesh intuitively decided to supply these children with exercise books and pencils. The reaction of these children’s faces were overwhelming.

Medical camp at Shindenahalli school

A Medical Camp was held in association with Arka Foundation for the children of Shindenahalli school at Shindenahalli village, Mysore, India on 1st August, 2011.

A medical health camp was organised by Ranchhod Foundation in association with Arka Foundation, Mysore at Govt. Higher Primary School, Shindenahalli, Mysore on 1st August 2011 for students of Shindenahalli school. The school has a strength of about 150 students.

Ranchhod Urban Health Centre

In January 2013, after two years of development, the Ranchhod family proudly opened the Laduben Ranchhod Urban Health Centre in Navsari, India.

We are very excited about this project, which we have dedicated to our late Grandmother – Mrs Laduben Ramabhai Ranchhod.  The Health Centre is providing medical services (including radiology services such as xrays and foetal ultrasounds) free of charge to rural citizens who might not have otherwise been able to afford treatment.

The Hospital was opened humbly in December 2012 in the presence of family, friends, and local Government officials.  The Hospital was visited by Mr Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat in March 2013, who acknowledged the development of the Hospital and the services provided.

Following are an array of photos from the development to the opening of the Hospital:














































Medical Camps


The Foundation sponsors medical camps held on a regular basis in Mysore, near Bangalore, India. These camps are held with the support of the Arka Foundation of India.

Hundreds of underprivleged children and adults attend the medical camps for free medical advice from qualified doctors in the area.   Doctors and nurses travel to remote neighbouring areas to assist patients whom may not otherwise receive medical care.

The medical camps are fully funded by the Ranchhod Foundation from the doctors’ salaries to patient prescriptions. These camps are often conducted at Schools so that the younger generation may also benefit from good health and well-being.