“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” As a major step to enhance eye care in the state of Uttar Pradesh over the next five years, Aravind Eye Care System has partnered with Sitapur Eye Hospital Trust. The project aims to make Sitapur Eye Hospital (SEH) the major eye care provider of that region, as it was four decades ago. A beginning was made with the launch of UP-SIGHT on November 19 in the presence of senior leaders of both the organisations. This initiative aims to equip the SEH with the necessary systems and infrastructure in place to enable it to perform 50,000 surgeries by the end of 5 years and 100,000 by the year 2030. The project UP-Sight will fulfill the dreams of both the Visionary Leaders Dr. M. P. Mehray, Founder of Sitapur Eye Hospital Trust and Dr. G. Venkataswamy, Founder of Aravind Eye Care System. Last month saw Aravind centres observing many health awareness days and weeks. Programmes organised to commemorate these special days helped create awareness about various diseases and their  complications on the eye.  Aravind doctors and staff won awards at prestigious conferences and forums; the major one being three of its staff  IAPB recognised as Eye Health Heroes by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. News about these and many more feature in this issue.