“Bhoomi Puja” the traditional auspicious beginning and invoking the blessings of the Almighty for the successful completion of the proposed hospital project and excellent functioning of the new hospital was performed at the proposed site at Rajarhat on 28th of January, 2012. The proceedings began at 10:45 am and the main rituals were performed between 11:30 am – 1:00 pm the most auspicious part of the day. The function was graced by Shri Partho Chatterjee, Honourable Minister for Industries, West Bengal, Sankara Nethralaya Advisory Board Members at Kolkata Shri Bhagwati Prasad Jalan, Shri Hanuman Prasad Ji Todi and Shri S.Mahalingam.
Shri R.S Falor, Member of the Board, Vision Research Foundation, Dr S.Bhaskaran, Chairman, Shri PR.Ravindran, Chief General Manager and Shri S.P.Chandrasekhar, Project Consultant, from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and Dr.Sujatha Guha, Medical Director, Ms Rita Das, Administrator and a good number of employees of the Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata were present at the function. Shri Arindham Mukherjee represented the structural engineers and builder Ms Mukherjee &Alliances Engineering Pvt Ltd