The members of the Sankara Nethralaya family bow their head in reverence to one of their institution’s greatest well wishers as they bid a tearful farewell to Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ.Abdul Kalam, former President of the Nation, Eminent Atomic Scientist, Visionary and above all a simple, down to earth humanitarian passionately committed to the well being and prosperity of his motherland and its citizens. Sankara Nethralaya was blessed to have his hallowed presence in its premises on two occasions and considers his laudatory remarks on its pioneering role in stem cell research, in his inaugural speech at the Asia-ARVO and his observation ‘Today morning I entered the ‘Temple of the Eye’. This Mission is God’s Mission. The country salutes Sankara Nethralaya, as the greatest compliment and acknowledgement of its services. These words from one of the nation’s noblest son’s would remain green in the institution’s collective memory and motivate us to reach greater heights in fulfilling the dreams of a great man who strongly believed that Science and Scientific findings would have true meaning only if they help in alleviating the suffering of the common man.