Sankara Nethralaya News

Sankara Nethralaya-MSSRF collaboration

The MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) recently published two books detailing the work done by its Village Knowledge Centres and Village Resource Centres and the impact its work has had on people living in rural India. Sankara Nethralaya is privileged to be associated with a reputed organisation like the MSSRF. Sankara Nethralaya’s collaboration with MSSRF […]

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Professor S. Venkateswaran passes away

Professor S. Venkateswaran, Emeritus-cum-advisor, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, passed away on May 15, 2010 after a brief illness. A brilliant academician, Prof. Venkateswaran was instrumental in bringing about the Sankara Nethralaya-BITS collaboration in offering the four-year BS optometry degree. During his tenure as Director, BITS, Pilani, he also spearheaded the introduction of several […]

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Health Expo 2010

The best of healthcare was brought under one roof, courtesy Health Expo 2010!  Organised by Sai Publications, the 2010 edition was held in Chennai from May 14-16. The Health Expo, which was inaugurated by Additional Director General of Police Mr. Sekar, saw numerous hospitals put up their stalls. Stalls promoting various health food, Indian Medicines, […]

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Sankara Nethralaya at ARVO 2010

The annual ARVO conference, which was held at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, saw ophthalmic experts from around the world participate in a series of symposia, poster presentations and deliberations. A seven-member team from Sankara Nethralaya took part at the event held from May 2- May 6. Dr. Lingam Gopal, senior Vitreo Retinal consultant and Director, Research, […]

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Nurses’ Day at Sankara Nethralaya

An informative session on Hospital Acquired Infections and a quiz contest marked the International Nurses’ Day celebrations at Sankara Nethralaya on May 12, 2010. Sponsored by Dispoline, which manufactures pre-sterile single usage operation theatre kits, the programme was a fitting tribute to acknowledge the services of nurses in the hospital. Dr. Lily Therese, Head of […]

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Management Guru C K Prahalad Passes Away

Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad, one of the world’s most influential management thinkers and Distinguished Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, passed away on April 16, 2010 in San Diego, US, after a brief illness. French Mathematician and Philosopher Blaise Pascal had once said, “Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.” And […]

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The Road to Success

As part of the ‘Meet Success First Hand’ series, aimed at highlighting successful first-generation entrepreneurs, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath spoke on Sankara Nethralaya’s road to success. Organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) on April 29, 2010, Dr. Badrinath shared with the gathering the genesis of Sankara Nethralaya, the institute’s growth and achievements. […]

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Sankara Nethralaya- Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam to step up services at Tirupati

Following an invitation from the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam,(TTD ), Sankara Nethralaya (SN ) and the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam  signed a Memorandum of Agreement  on April 25, 2010 for providing ophthalmology services to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam  employees,  public and  pilgrims at Tirupati. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has set up a separate non-profitable Charitable trust — Sri […]

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Nethralaya’s ‘Future Vision’ screened

To capture the phenomenal growth of Sankara Nethralaya in the recent past and to showcase its future projects, Sankara Nethralaya, with the support of AVM studios, has come out with a one-hour film – Future Vision – on the institute. Directed by one of Tamil cinema’s leading directors, Mr. SP Muthuraman, the documentary encompasses all […]

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SN opens dedicated centre for Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam

Minister of Health, Tamil Nadu, Thiru M R K  Panneerselvam inaugurates the Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam Centre To commemorate World Health Day on April 7, Sankara Nethralaya opened a special centre for the Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam and kick-started its 15-day World Health Day Campaign, in collaboration with Aahaa FM. The new centre was inaugurated by the […]

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