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‘Natya Drishti’, leaves audience spellbound

‘Natya Drishti’, a well-choreographed Bharatnatyam performance by students from the Ellora Centre for Performing Arts, was presented in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas, US, on October 24, 2010, in aid of Sankara Nethralaya.
The theme — “Vision-A Gift from God”— was in conjunction with Sankara Nethralaya’s mission for vision and was presented by twenty-five children from the Ellora [...]

“People award” for JCOC Coordinator

Mr. Arul Kumar, Coordinator, Community Outreach, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre (JCOC), has been awarded the “People Award – August 2010″ by SOUTH INDIAN POST, a weekly magazine. He was presented with the award by Thiru Lena Tamilvanan on October 24, 2010.
Dedicating the award to Sankara Nethralaya’s founder Dr. SS Badrinath and his wife, Dr. Vasanthi [...]

SN OM Trust receives CFC recognition for 2011

Sankara Nethralaya OM (SN OM) Trust has been approved as a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) participant in 2011 by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM). SN OM Trust has been participating in CFC for the past several years.
CFC is a drive by the US Office of Personnel Management encouraging US federal employees to donate [...]

SN optometrist is FIRST Indian to be awarded FCOVD

Ms. Jameel H Rizwana, Incharge – Binocular Vision Clinic, Sankara Nethralaya, has become the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious Fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (FCOVD), USA.
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development is an international, non-profit optometric membership organisation that provides education, evaluation, and board certification programs in behavioural [...]

Remembering Mahema Devadoss

“Mahema and the Butterfly,” an exhibition by renowned artist Manohar Devadoss presenting incidents related to Mahema and the Butterfly before and after her passing will be held from October 19-25, 2010 at Chennai.
All proceeds from the exhibition will go to two endowments — one with Sankara Nethralaya and the other with Aravind Eye Hospital — [...]

We need cost-effective, wide-reaching innovations: Dr. SS Badrinath

An, ophthalmologist for nearly four decades, Dr. SS Badrinath has been a constant figure in the dramatic evolution of the speciality in India over the years. In an interview with Ramya Kannan, Special Correspondent, The Hindu on World Sight Day (October 14), Dr. Badrinath says that key to his practice, and the philosophy of his [...]

Over 12,000 school children undergo vision screening

Out of the 45 million blind in the world, around 15 million live in India. According to the WHO, about 85% of all visual impairment is avoidable globally.
Every year Sankara Nethralaya undertakes activities to spread awareness among the public on the importance of eye care. To commemorate World Sight Day on October 14, 2010, Sankara [...]

Youth Carnatic Music Festival raises funds for Nethralaya

Artists from North Carolina and across the US provided a splendid performance at the recently held Youth Carnatic Music Festival at Durham, NC, to raise funds for Sankara Nethralaya’s community services.  
Organized jointly by the North Carolina Youth Classical Arts for Charity and Swaralaya Music, the benefit concert program culminated with a group performance by several [...]

Low-cost healthcare takes tech route to scale up

The Financial Express
After offering high-quality and affordable healthcare to millions of people, pioneers like Narayana Hrudayalaya, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Sankara Nethralaya and LifeSpring Hospitals are moving up the technology curve to expand their reach, improve services and make themselves more affordable.
Bengaluru’s Narayana Hrudayalaya is venturing into mHealth, Madurai’s Aravind Eye Hospitals group is deploying Geographical [...]