Sankara Eye Foundation’s Be The Light Gala

The Be The Light Gala looks to raise money to provide free eye surgeries to the visually impaired people in India. With more than 45 million people in India suffering from eye disease and 12 million of them blind, SEF works to treat 80% of people with curable eye disease. SEF will be performing 450,000 free eye surgeries this year at its twelve Sankara Eye Hospitals and fourteen partner eye hospitals. SEF is looking to meet its Vision 2030 goal, which is to provide one  million free eye surgeries annually in India.

The keynote speaker will be Jay Chaudhry, CEO, chairman and founder of Zscaler Inc. In addition to running his cybersecurity firm, Chaudhry is #79 on the 2022 Forbes 400 list and a 2018 finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Before founding Zscaler, Mr. Chaudhry founded SecureIT and CipherTrust, which were later acquired by Verisign and Secure Computing Corporation. He also founded AirDefense and CoreHarbor, later acquired by Motorola and AT&T.

In addition, entertainment will be provided by Geetesh Iyer and The Incident. Iyer is a renowned singer, songwriter and performer. He is a 2010 Indian Idol finalist and a 2011 X Factor India finalist. Additionally, he has performed with several reputable Indian artists including Shankar Mahadevan, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Neha Kakkar and Atif Aslam among others.

The Incident is a leading Indian-American band based in the tri-state area, who have teamed up with prominent singers such as Shaan and Kavitha Krishnamurthy for musical performances.

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