In a bid to make people aware of the various activities and initiatives undertaken by Sankara Nethralaya and to mobilize support for the hospital’s community programmes, Sankara Nethralaya’s Fundraising Director, Dr. Tarun Sharma, held a series of awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya across several cities in the US during his month-long visit to the country in October 2009.
Apart from meeting eminent people from the Indo-American community, including Dr. Sudhir Parikh and Dr. Narsing Rao, Dr. Sharma also addressed a gathering of about 250 people, at the CK Prahalad management power lecture on October 14, 2009 at Dallas, on the genesis and growth of Sankara Nethralaya. The awareness talks were held at San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Dallas, Rochester, New York. Dr. Tarun Sharma visited the reading centre at Madison, Wisconsin, where he met Dr. Ronald Danis and his team. He also participated at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) conference where he had the opportunity to meet Ms. Jane Aguirre, VP, Global Alliances, and one of the officials of AAO to explore the ways in which Sankara Nethralaya could collaborate with the AAO.
“An Eye Opener” : Giving the gift of seeing