As an institution with a deep commitment to human values and a deep sense of gratitude to all those who contributed to its growth, Sankara Nethralaya observed the 10th of August 2013 as a remembrance day of Late Shri V.Parthasarathy a most worthy employee who served the institution as Senior Manager- Establishment, a man who embodied the spirit of Sankara Nethralaya and left his indelible stamp on whatever he did. The staff library named after him was rededicated to him in a simple but solemn ceremony which began with the cutting of the ribbon by Shrimathi Jayalakshmi Parthasarathy wife of Shri V.Parthasarathy with sons and grandsons looking on proudly. The function was presided over by Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr SS.Badrinath and Dr. Mrs. Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical services and attended by Dr K.S.Vasan, Managing Director and staff members in good numbers. The renaming of the knowledge centre started aptly with a song on Goddess Saraswati by Ms. Sukanya from the Microbiology Laboratory. Delivering the welcome address Mrs. Sudha Mohan, Senior Manager, HRD recalled the man with an ever smiling disposition, always soft spoken and accessible and a man who pioneered training initiatives in the institution with great success. She highlighted his high levels of commitment to his institution and duties adding that he was engaged in a meeting and discussions with staff members on some major issues even a day before he breathed his last.
The Librarian of the Shri V.Parthasarathy Memorial Staff Library Shri A. Shankar Kumar gave a brief account of the repertoire of books from diverse subjects spanning science, arts, technology, children’s books fiction and even cookery available in a well chronicled and easy to select manner. He appealed to staff members to reciprocate to this thoughtful gesture of the management by making good use of this great utility, adding that this would give the management a good reason to add new books and make the library even bigger. Making a fervent appeal to “Never stop reading’ Dr Corel, Faculty Member from the Sankara Nethralaya Academy gave a wonderful and motivating talk on the multifarious benefits of reading, such as a broadening of the mental horizon, rekindling the intellect, improving memory, vocabulary and communication skills which is so vital today.
The simple but poignant rededication ceremony ended with a highly moved Mrs. Parthasarathy expressing her thanks to Dr SS.Badrinath and the institution for the most thoughtful gesture of respect and regard to her departed husband, on behalf of the entire family, she reiterated that the members of Shri Parthasarathy’s family would continue to be associated with Sankara Nethralaya the great institution which he served with love and passion.