From left: Dr. T S Surendran, Dr. Vineet Ratra, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath, Chief Guest Lion K G Ramakrishna Murthy, Chairman Mr. V Vaidyanathan and Dr. V V Jaichandran along with the award winners.
The clarion call for service marked the 61st Republic Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 26, 2010.
Chief Guest, Lion K G Ramakrishna Murthy, Past International Director, Lions club International, who unfurled the flag on the occasion, urged the gathering to follow and build on the path of service, truthfulness and humility — qualities which will serve the well-being of the future generations. Describing Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath as a “soul amongst us,” he credited Dr. Badrinath for “bringing about a corporate culture in social responsibility.”
Service awards for employees who have completed 10 & 20 years respectively were presented on the occasion. Merit award for employees’ children and certificates to Ophthalmic Nursing Assistants & Ophthalmic Theatre Assistants were also given.
Sankara Nethralaya received from Shriram Transport and Finance Company Ltd., Mumbai, through Lion GV Raman, Group Executive Chairman, a “humble contribution” of Rs. 10 lakhs. Also on the occasion, Lion Raghunathan, Past District Governor, pledged a lead gift of $100,000 to the Lions Club International Foundation and designated this gift to Sankara Nethralaya.