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NTR’s kin pledge eyes to SN

Mr. K.R.V. Prasada Rao, brother-in-law of (late) N.T. Rama Rao, the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and his wife Ms. K. Lakshmi Prasad pledged their eyes to Sankara Nethralaya on June 21, 2010.
The eye donation pledge form was received by Chairman Emeritus Dr. S.S.Badrinath. Dr. N. Radhika spoke about corneal blindness on the occasion. [...]

Special preview of Raavanan

A special preview of Raavanan, the much-awaited Mani Ratnam flick, was held on June 17, 2010, towards supporting Sankara Nethralaya’s community services.
Reliance Big Pictures, which has co-produced the film, graciously agreed to hold a special preview of Raavanan in Chennai to support Sankara Nethralaya’s vision for mission.
Over 100 donor passes were given to Nethralaya’s well-wishers, [...]

Eight-year-old donates to SN

For somebody who loves books, Pokemon, sudoku and chess, Anant Padmanabhan Rajan’s wish for his birthday was rather unusual. On the eve of his eighth birthday, he told his parents, “Amma, appa, you both buy me everything I need. When we have a birthday party this year for me, I want to ask my friends [...]

Central Bank donates to SN

Central Bank of India, Chennai, on March 15, 2010, made a donation of Rs. 5 lakhs to Sankara Nethralaya.
Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India, Mr. Sridhar presented the cheque to Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath. The donation amount will be utilized for free surgeries for indigent patients.

Indian Bank extends support to Sankara Nethralaya

Indian Bank — a leading nationalized bank — has come forward with a munificent donation of Rs. 1 crore towards Sankara Nethralaya as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.
Indian Bank (Chennai) Chairman and Managing Director Mr. M.S. Sundara Rajan, who presented the cheque to Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath on March 15, 2010, lauded [...]

SWAN volunteer donates

Vimla Mundra (centre) and her family along with Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath & Dr.Vasanthi Badrinath.
Coming from the little-known city of Seohara in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, Vimla Mundra brought to Chennai not only her embroidery skills but also her compassionate spirit.
Having been introduced to Sankara Nethralaya by a relative, Ms. Mundra’s initial association with [...]

A Small big step

Charity, they say, begins at home. Vikram Falor couldn’t agree more. Growing up watching his grandparents and parents’ philanthropic gestures, this 19-year-old takes “great pride” in continuing with the family’s efforts in “giving back to society.”
Recently, the first year B.Com student, from Loyola College, donated Rs. 5,501 to Sankara [...]


“Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.” …. And who better to know that than renowned artist Manohar Devadoss. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition, Manohar Devadoss’ story is not that of a disgruntled and cynical soul but one of [...]

From Stree Seva Mandir, a friend of Sankara Nethralaya

To serve the orphans, the destitute, poor and socially backward women and children, Stree Seva Mandir was founded by Chennagantamma (Mrs. A.C. Krishna Rao)  on 2 Oct. 1949, inspired by Gandhiji amd Tagore.  The Mandir has no political, communal, religious, linguistic or territorial links.  Its programmes cover: (1) Institutional care. (2) Education. (3) Vocational training. [...]

Sankara Nethralaya Salutes Sakhi Sangam For Its Donation

Trust Members from Sakhi Sangam visited Sankara Nethralaya to make a donation.