The CU.Shah Eye Bank, Sankara Nethralaya, organized ‘Walk for Vision 2013’ a rally to create awareness on eye donation, as part of its eye donation fortnight celebrations. Spirited participants including Dr.T.S.Surendran, Vice-Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya, Consultants and employees of Sankara Nethralaya, staff members of Scope International a strong supporter and donor of Sankara Nethralaya’s community ophthalmology initiatives and members of the general public assembled in good number at the Labour Statue on the Marina, the starting point of the rally, well in advance of the scheduled time on the 7th of September 2013. The rally was flagged off by Srimathi Archana Ramasundaram, IPS, Director General of Police and Chairman, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board at 8:00am and veered its way along the Marina service road with enthused, slogan raising participants holding placards, banners and T-Shirt messages espousing the cause of eye donation, sending a clear message to the public at large.
The rally culminated at the Kannagi statue where the participants dispersed after a quick bite of sandwich and gulps of water. Dr. Niveditha Narayanan, Consultant, Cornea Department, and Sri S.V.G.Subramanian, Deputy Manager, CU Shah Eye Bank, Sankara Nethralaya briefed the press and media persons on the significance of the rally while Lion SN. Harinarayanan a member of the Lions Club of Central Madras and a strong supporter and friend of Sankara Nethralaya highlighted the need for awareness on eye donation and made an emphatic appeal to the media persons assembled at the venue to give good publicity and educate the public on this noble cause.