The Republic day was celebrated in a fitting manner in the Sankara Nethralaya premises. Mr. M Murali of Krishna Sweets hoisted the National Flag. The Senior Vice-President, Alcon Research and Development, Gerald D. Cagle was the guest of honor. Dr Aditi Johri gave the welcome address and he introduced the chief guest and the guest of honor. Mementos were presented to the guest on stage by Dr S S Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus and Dr H N Madhavan, following which the chief guest and Dr Cagle addressed the audience. Prizes were distributed to the employees who had completed 10 years and 20 years of service. Merit scholarships were given away for the children. Around 85 children received merit scholarship. A big banner displaying the names of the merit holders was displayed and the recipients of the scholarship took photographs near the banner. Dr Sandeep Mark Thirumalai delivered the Vote of Thanks and then the audience dispersed for breakfast.