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Sankara Nethralaya-MSSRF collaboration

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) recently published two books detailing the work done by its Village Knowledge Centres and Village Resource Centres and the impact its work has had on people living in rural India.

Sankara Nethralaya is privileged to be associated with a reputed organisation like the MSSRF. Sankara Nethralaya’s collaboration with MSSRF and the difference this collaboration has brought out in the lives of people living in rural areas finds a mention in the books.

Knowledge on wheels: Delivering eye care: A simple ceremony of signing a memorandum of understanding that took place in Chennai on 29th December 2006 turned out to be a boon for thousands of people living in rural India. The two organizations that started collaborating on that day are the National Virtual Academy of Rural Prosperity (NVA) of M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and Sankara Nethralaya Medical Research Foundation. They agreed to work together to provide quality teleopthalmology services to people in rural areas of Tamil Nadu.

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Visionary work – spark of light and hope in people’s life: Mrs. Chandrakala Bhaurao Thakare, 57 years, lives in the village of Nimbhi in Morshil Tehsil of Amravati District in the state of Maharashtra. Two years ago, her life changed dramatically for the worse. She started to lose vision in both her eyes and her eyesight deteriorated very rapidly until she was nearly totally blind in both eyes.

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