Anuradha Paudwal donates over 200 hearing-aids on World Hearing Day

Padma Shri Anuradha Paudwal donated hearing aids through her initiative, Suryodaya Foundation, in Bhubaneshwar. Photo: Anuradha Paudwal

Anuradha Paudwal, through her social welfare initiative, Suryodaya Foundation, distributed over 200 customized hearing-aids for free to the hearing-impaired last week in Bhubaneswar, on the occasion of World Hearing Day. Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, leveraged this event with his presence as the chief guest. Widex India, a hearing aid company, partnered with the leading singer for this cause.

Speaking at the event, Padma Shri Anuradha Paudwal said, “Giving the gift of sound to the hearing-impaired is one of the closest causes to my heart. My foundation is working relentlessly to cater to everyone in this category starting with three year-old kids to the senior-most citizens. The joy we see on faces of people who are finally rectified of hearing problems is unparalleled. We plan to continually effectuate this movement by conducting screenings across various parts of India and help meet the hearing requirements of the hearing deficient.”

Anuradha also expressed gratitude to the Governor of Odisha for his support towards this activity.

Avinash Pawar, CEO of Widex India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Over 380 people were screened for hearing loss in Rairangpur, Berunpadi, Puri and Bhubaneshwar in February 2023 with the kind support of Prof. Satya Mahapatra, Institute of Health Sciences. India has one of the largest numbers of people suffering from hearing impairment. Our company is committed to bridge this gap by increasing awareness, developing infrastructure and expanding accessibility to bring the best of technology and innovation to address this problem. Together with our Sound Ambassador, Anuradha Paudwal, we are working on the common goal of improving hearing health across India. Widex is offering the best in hearing technology to improve the quality of life for people with hearing impairment.”

Speaking at the event, Prof. Ganeshi Lal lauded the efforts put in by Suryodaya Foundation and Widex India for willingly coming forward to better lives of the hearing-impaired. “The enduring success of undertaking a noteworthy cause and facilitating this donation drive shall also be accredited to the identified patients who will now be able to hear and comprehend, communicate and be able to participate in conversations leading to more fulfilling lives.”



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