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DR Walter Semkiw Reincarnation Lecture

The former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, if one were to believe Dr. Walter Semkiw, was Tipu Sultan in his past lifetime. And his guru Vikram Sarabhai was Haidar Ali in his previous birth!
“Objective evidence of reincarnation,” a guest lecture by Dr. Walter Semkiw, discussed the salient features of reincarnation and the increasing role of objective [...]

Sankara Nethralaya-CPCL eye camp

The first in a series of eye camps, jointly conducted by Sankara Nethralaya’s teleophthalmology department and the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), was held at the government primary school at Manali on Saturday, June 20, 2009.
There was an overwhelming response by residents for the comprehensive eye screening conducted at the camp.
About 305 patients were screened [...]

Felicitation function of Dr. T. V. Subramanian

The concept of pro-active change and sustaining it formed the basis of the inaugural Dr. T V Subramnaian lecture, “Triums of creating and sustaining change,” by M S Jayaraman on June 24, 2009.
Mr. Jayraman spoke about the need for change makers to co-create and bring about a change in the mindset for pro-active change to [...]

Shri Nalli kuppuswamy Chettiar inaugurated Drug Counter & Utility Shop

In a bid to facilitate patient convenience, a new utility-cum-drug counter has been opened at the JKCN complex. Inaugurated by Nalli Kuppaswami Chettiar on Monday, June 22, 2009, the counter will offer pre operative and post operative medicines as well as utility items like bottled water and biscuits.
A small function was held to mark the [...]

Seminar on Steam Sterilization by Dr.Ulrich Kaiser

Kirti & Company and Medovation Products, Bangalore in collaboration with gke-mbH, Germany conducted a seminar on “Monitoring of Steam Sterilization Process in Hospitals” on June 8, 2009 at Sankara Nethralaya.
The seminar, which was conducted by Dr. U. Kaiser of M/s gke-mbH, Germany, looked into the micro-biological, technical and legal aspects of steam sterilization as per [...]

116th Jayanthi Celebrations of Sri Maha Periyava

Sankara Nethralaya employees celebrated the 116th Jayanthi of Sri Mahaswami on June 7, 2009, at the MAHCYO block. Professor Vizhinathan shared his personal experiences with Mahaswami on the auspicious occasion.
Professor Vizhinathan gave the first in a series of discourses on Srimath Bhagavadham.
The discourses will be given every Thursday between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the [...]

Sam Kannappan at Sankara Nethralaya

Sam Kannappan, looked upon as the pillar of the Indian community in Houston, U.S., and Vice-President of the SN OM Trust, visited Sankara Nethralaya on June 3, 2009. Mr. Kannappan met Dr. Badrinath and other doctors during his visit.
Accompanying Mr. Kannappan during his visit were Gopal Anantha and video photographer Soundarapandian,who are making a documentary [...]

Helen Keller Remembrance Day

Ophthalmologists and social workers, who have worked towards treating and restoring vision to the under privileged people, were honoured at a function to mark the Helen Keller Remembrance Day organised by the Lions Club of Central Madras at Sankara Nethralaya on June 1, 2009.
Lion. K. Jayaraman, past president, briefed the audience about the significance of [...]

Guest Lecture by Dr.Mukesh Doble

Dr. Mukesh Doble, Prof. Bioengineering & Drug Design, IIT-Chennai, gave a talk on “Design of small molecules as an anti-infective and anti-inflammatory agent and synergism between natural compounds and antibiotics as antibacterial” at Sankara Nethralaya on June1.
Dr. Doble explained how he used bioinformatics and chemistry to design chalcone based drugs with antibacterial activity. Some of [...]