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Red Dot award for BPL StudyLite

The BPL StudyLite, a unique rechargeable LED study lamp, has won the coveted Red Dot award for product design from Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.  The StudyLite has been designed by Studio ABD, in collaboration with BPL. Sankara Nethralaya provided the lighting parameters for the study lamp as well as tested it for usage and [...]

New careers in sight

The Elite School of Optometry, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, was founded in 1985 with the aim to create a pool of trained eye care professionals who would not only be competent in clinical refraction, low vision services, dispensing optics and contact lenses, but would also be trained in the early detection of ocular [...]

Utkal-Sankara Nethralaya eye camp

Photo courtesy:  Raj Bhavan, Chennai
The Utkal Association, a cultural and social service forum of Oriyas in Chennai, in association with Sankara Nethralaya organised an eye camp for indigent patients and employees of Raj Bhavan on March 21, 2010.
A team from the Elite School of Optometry, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, managed the camp. 137 people [...]

To their alma mater – a token of gratitude

They say an opportunity once lost, is lost forever. And when Dr. Vardhaman Kankaria and his wife Dr. Shrutika Kankaria were presented with one such opportunity — to pursue their PG at Sankara Nethralaya — they sure didn’t want to lose it. Having completed their graduation from the famed KEM Hospital in Mumbai, the Doctor [...]

‘Seva award’ for Surekha Mehta

On the occasion of Mahaveer Jayanthi this year, the ladies wing of Jain Maha Sangh awarded Ms. Surekha Mehta, SWAN trustee, with the “Seva Award” for the selfless services rendered to Sankara Nethralaya. The award was presented on March 19, 2010.
Associated with Sankara Nethralaya since 1979, Ms. Surekha Mehta, as a SWAN volunteer, has been [...]

Discourse on SuryaYog

The benefits of SuryaYog, an advanced Yoga, a journey that helps an individual merge with Nature, were shared with Sankara Nethralaya employees at a function held at the institute on March 16, 2010.
Explaining at length the power of the Sun, Suryaji cited various examples of the positive effect SuryaYog has on an individual’s well being. [...]

Central Bank donates to SN

Central Bank of India, Chennai, on March 15, 2010, made a donation of Rs. 5 lakhs to Sankara Nethralaya.
Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India, Mr. Sridhar presented the cheque to Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath. The donation amount will be utilized for free surgeries for indigent patients.

Indian Bank extends support to Sankara Nethralaya

Indian Bank — a leading nationalized bank — has come forward with a munificent donation of Rs. 1 crore towards Sankara Nethralaya as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.
Indian Bank (Chennai) Chairman and Managing Director Mr. M.S. Sundara Rajan, who presented the cheque to Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath on March 15, 2010, lauded [...]

SN Executives awarded health care diplomas

As part of Sankara Nethralaya’s employee-development programme, 20 executives from the institute received their Diploma in Health Care Management on March 11, 2010. The Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), along with the support of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, specially designed the programme to suit the requirements of Sankara Nethralaya.
Editor-in-chief, The Hindu, Mr. [...]

Madras University honours alumni

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2010, the Madras University honoured 30 women alumni in recognition for their contribution and service to society. Dr. K. Lily Therese, Professor & HoD, Microbiology, from the L&T Microbiology Centre at Sankara Nethralaya was honoured for her work in Molecular Microbiology on the occasion.