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Walk for Vision 2012

Walk for Vision 2012

The string of events and measures to popularize eye donation and educate the general public on the need for eye donation, organized by the CU Shah Eye Bank, Sankara Nethralaya  from August 25th culminated as a grand finale on Saturday, 8th of September 2012, observed nationwide as ‘Eye donation Day’, with a “Walk for Vision 2012”.  Enthusiastic participants comprising of the senior management members of Sankara Nethralaya including Chairman Emeritus Dr S.S.Badrinath, Dr T.S.Surendran, Vice-Chairman, Dr K.S.Vasan, Managing Director, Dr Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Services, Shri PR.Ravindran, Chief General Manager,  Dr Prema Padmanabhan, Director, Cornea Services, Dr Rama Rajagopal, Deputy Director Cornea Services, staff members from the various Sankara Nethralaya Centers, Students from the Elite School of Optometry, students from various city colleges and members of corporate houses had assembled well in advance of the commencing time at the Gandhi Statue on the marina, the starting point of the rally, unmindful of the rainy weather. The proceedings started with a brief note on the clinical and social aspects of eye donation by senior management members including Chairman Emeritus Dr S.S.Badrinath, Vice Chairman Dr T.S.Surendran and Dr Prema Padmanabhan and Dr Rama Rajagopal senior doctors from the Cornea Department.

The walk was flagged of at the stroke of 8:30am by the Chief Guest Dr K.Radhakrishnan, IPS, Additional Director General of Police. Speaking on the occasion he observed that such rallies played a vital role in creating awareness and mobilizing public opinion for eye donation, popular film star Shri.Srikanth’s whose presence and participation added colour to the rally shared a personal account and poignant story on eye donation with the gathering. Essilor, Repute, Topgrain and Radio Mirchi sponsored the event. The walk for awareness creation ended at the Kannagi statue on the marina beach.

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Press Coverage on Walk For Vision 2012

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