The Dera Eye Camp
The Dera Eye Camp Video (44 min.)
22nd Dera Eye Camp, November 1989
In India, there is a large number of people who are blind due to cataracts which, in most cases, can be cured by a simple operation. In 1965, Maharaj Charan Singh started the first Eye Camp to help those suffering from cataracts who did not have access to medical treatment. In the 24 years that the Eye Camps were held, from 1965 to 1989, almost 59,000 people were operated on successfully. The Radha Soami Trust Beas covered the entire cost of the camps. This documentary is the story of love and compassion that motivated 7,000 sevadars to donate their time to serve nearly 6,000 people, mostly elderly and destitute, regardless of caste, religion, colour or other social distinctions.