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Seventh Annual Sankara Ratna Award Ceremony

Saturday, the 29th of October 2011 was a day of dark clouds, heavy downpour and water clogged roads in Chennai but none of it had apparently dampened the spirits of the ‘Sankara Ratna Award’ function at the AVM Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam. The Sankara Nethralaya family had chosen to honour one of its most illustrious members [...]

Small Acts of Kindness

On October 8, 2011 Dallas Metroplex was treated to a multicultural event by a group of seventy-two children performing Light music, Indian classical music, folk dances to an audience of over four hundred.
This program was created and coordinated for Sankara Nethralaya by Shruthi Prabhu, a fifteen-year-old high school student. Shruthi had approached Sankara Nethralaya to [...]

XXIII Graduation Ceremony celebrated with great enthusiasm

Thunderous applause, vigorous handshakes, joy and jubilation marked the XXIII graduation day at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. It was a day of fulfillment and pride for the passing out students, faculty members and most importantly the visibly elated parents and other family members gathered in good numbers to participate [...]

Sri Srinivasa Sankara Nethralaya Trust takes a step forward

Ophthalmic equipment worth rupees 9 lakhs was handed over to Dr SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, and Dr S.Bhaskaran, Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya by Shri Umapathy, Deputy Executive Officer, Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam Information Center, TNagar, Chennai in a simple but significant function held at the Information Center.
The occasion marked the launching of the ‘Weekly’ eye screening camps [...]

Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas honoured with the Dr RV.Rajam Oration Gold Medal

Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Director, uveitis and ocular pathology, Sankara Nethralaya, attended the 51st Annual meeting of the National Academy of Medical Sciences held on 13th October, 2011 at Bhubaneshwar. He delivered two talks at the L.V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar which were live telecast to the other branches of LVPEI. His oration on ‘Ocular lesions in 1000 [...]

Scope International and Sankara Nethralaya enhance their scope of service to society

Wednesday the 19th of October 2011 saw the adding of a wonderful new chapter to the Standard Chartered Bank Scope International and Sankara Nethralaya’s ongoing partnership against blindness. The well-known ITES provider added a new feather to its Corporate Social Responsibility cap with the inclusion of a mobile eye care unit to its joint efforts [...]

Dispelling the darkness of ignorance on World Sight Day

CHICKEN BLOOD, BANANA SKIN AND EYE
What connection does chicken blood and banana skin have with the eye?  Nobody would imagine even a trivial correlation! A study done by Elite School of Optometry, [ESO] run by Sankara Nethralaya in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani a few months ago, helped in throwing light [...]

Stare at your smart phone, get rid of Presbyopia

The next time your father asks you to stop staring at your mobile phone’s display lest you end up wearing spectacles so large they would make your current pair look like contact lenses, you can have yourself a quiet laugh. That’s right! For once, your far-sightedness (or presbyopia, if you prefer it) can actually be [...]

Fulfil obligations towards society

“Young people should fulfil their obligations towards society,” said S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, in his convocation address at the PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, here on Friday.
He also inaugurated the PSG Center for Clinical Simulation and Research, an advanced learning facility that would help students to practise handling real life [...]