As an offering of love for the 100th anniversary of the advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the SSSIO of Paraguay set out to perform 1,000 cataract surgeries, free of charge to those who were unable to afford such medical procedures. On Saturday, November 5, 2022, the first 500 surgeries were completed.

To express gratitude to God for reaching this milestone, a Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption by the Archbishop on Sunday, November 6, 2022, in a beautiful and sacred ceremony. The event was attended by the patients who underwent surgery with their companions, the medical staff, the administrative staff of the Ophthalmology Center, and social workers.

Many patients expressed their gratitude and love to the volunteers. One person said, “I am infinitely grateful for this wonderful service and for getting back my eyesight. I am sure that it was God who directed each step. I can only thank God and thank you.”