Swami Shraddhananda

62 – Varanasi, India

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I am passionate about serving society. I manage a hospital that cares for local villagers. We educate them and provide health services to those who cannot afford them.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

Swami Vivekananda is my hero. He said “Service to man is service to God!” He is my role model for my life’s work.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

OM! Om Namaha Shivaya!

What project would a laptop help you with? Give a short description.

I would use the laptop to manage the eye cataract surgery program that my hospital runs for elderly villagers around Varanasi.

What do you love about this project?

I love that this project gives villagers a new lease on life. By losing sight, they had become less mobile, less able to serve their families–that lowered their sense of self-worth. After the surgery, they regain self-confidence, become productive again, and feel much happier with life. Without this program, they would not have the money or opportunity for these surgeries.

What Languages do you speak?

English, Hindi, Tamil

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

PC

Laptopped By

David Salter

Lucinda Hanover