The 75th Jayanthi celebration of his Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam was held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 25, 2010.
Describing Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Badrinath as the “aatma” to the “parmatama,” Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal spoke on the importance of vision — the eye being the most important organ — and lauded the efforts of Sankara Nethralaya in providing quality and affordable ophthalmic care to society.
His Holiness also blessed Sankara Nethralaya’s latest undertaking — The Sankara Nethralaya Academy —, the proposal of which was submitted to His Holiness for his blessings. In its continued efforts to ensure quality ophthalmic services, Sankara Nethralaya will set up The Sankara Nethralaya Academy — a one-of-its-kind academy — which will offer wide-ranging certificate and fellowship programmes to train ophthalmologist, optometrists, nurses and administration personnel. According to Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath, the programmes, which will commence from April 2010, will teach and train personnel working in eye hospitals, the “A to Z on how to perform, conduct in a service-oriented organisation and deliver care in a professional manner.”