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About Impact India Foundation - Milestones

October 2009

On October 2nd, 2009 – the 26th Anniversary of Impact – a Medical Advisory Board was formed comprising senior, eminent medical experts from Mumbai representing the following disciplines: General Medicine, Opthalmology, ENT, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, Ayurveda and Nutrition.

Impact India’s Medical Adivsory Board will provide advice and guidance on the thrust areas of the Community Health Initiative for 1.5 million tribals in rural Thane District, Maharashtra, and also the scope and need for expansion of the activities on the Lifeline Express which has medically served 600,000 rural poor in remote locations in India.

May 2009

Government of India releases a National Postage stamp on the Lifeline Express. Impact India's book "Creating Rainbows" launched by Governor of Maharashtra.

LLE Postage Stamp

May 2008

Third Mobile Clinic donated by the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North, UK, and Mattel's Children Foundation, USA, for the Community Health Initiative.

May 2008

25th year of Impact India. Lifeline Express celebrated its 100th Project at Atgaon, Thane District, Maharashtra, having medically served 500,000 poor tribals, free of cost.

July 2007

All new five coach, custom built, for the Lifeline Express Hospital Train inaugurated on 12th July at New Delhi by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Railway Minister, Mr. Lalu Prasad.

December 2006

First Lifeline Express Mobile Clinic (Diagnostic Van) launched for early diagnosis in the remote villages of refractive and hearing impairment in Community Health Initiative

February 2005

"Community Health Initiative" launched in seven blocks of Thane District: Palghar, Talasari, Dahanu, Jawhar, Vikramgadh, Mokhada and Wada, covering a population of 1.5 million persons

June 2000

Gandhi Book in various international languages launched.

Expo Award Hannover, Germany.

May 1994

Impact wins the United Nations Grand Award and the IPRA Golden World Award for Public Service.

July 1991

Launched "LIFELINE EXPRESS" world's first Hospital on rails.

November 1989

Impact India launches "Cure on Wheels" a mobile clinic, suitably equipped with medical and surgical instruments, offering on-the-spot curative and diagnostic medical / surgical treatment for the disabled in rural areas.

December 1986

"Bombay Against Disability" - immunization of 500,000 children against all childhood diseases.


"Polio-free Madras" campaign: immunized 300,000 children.

October 1983

Impact India launched in New Delhi on October 2.