Providing vision to children

Iksha foundation is a public charitable trust to focus on Retinoblastoma (eye Cancer) – to create awareness, to provide aid for its treatment and to support research to improve care of children with Retinoblastoma.

We at Iksha believe that no child should ever lose eyesight or face death to this type of childhood cancer that has one of the best cure rates. No family should have to go through the unspeakable pain of losing a child. We are currently supporting children who have been diagnosed with Retinoblastoma and are being treated at several hospitals in Bangalore.

Retinoblastoma is a life threatening eye Cancer that affects children. The Cancer grows from the retina, which is a sensory layer located inside the eye. As the Cancer progresses, it may be observed by the parents as a white mass from within the eye. Eventually, the eye becomes painful, red and swollen. Once the Cancer spreads outside the eye it becomes a threat to life, especially when it spreads to the brain and other parts of the body.

Iksha Foundation is registered under 80G, all donations will be issued an 80G certificate to be used to income-tax.

Website : www.ikshafoundation.org

If you’re convinced to their cause, and the work they are putting into it, do supporting them on TFN by donating any amount you can.

Donations can be made by payment gateway http://ikshafoundation.org/content/online-donation-iksha-form

In the remarks please mention “Tour of Nilgiris 2018 – Rider Thanmaya” The 80G certificate can be found
@ http://www.ikshafoundation.org/sites/default/files/20110627_IkshaFoundation80G.pdf

Charity Rider – Thanmaya

Thanmaya was born, brought up and lives in Bengaluru with his wife and two sons. He’s passionate about improving the quality of life in his home city for his children while running his software products company. He took to cycling in 2013 as a means of staying fit and commuting to work. He has participated in two editions of TFN as a rider and volunteered in 2 editions. This year he’s on the tour as a rider and in support of Iksha Foundation, creating awareness and raising funds.

In 2010, Thanmaya along with his childhood friends started Iksha Foundation. Thanmaya is actively involved in managing and running Iksha Foundation as a trustee. Since 2015, Thanmaya quit his corporate job and co-founded, School of Fish Technologies, a company building software products in the last-mile supply chain for consumer packaged goods and aftermarket automotive spares industries.