Sankara Nethralaya News

Freemasons donate to Sankara Nethralaya

The Freemasons of India, which supports various causes, lent its support to Sankara Nethralaya by donating a sum of Rs. 5 lakh towards a room at the institute’s annexe building.  Captain Balaram Biswakumar, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India, handed over the cheque to Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya on December 26, […]

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Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day

The 15th Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 14, 2009.  Shri. P. Haridas, Secretary, MOP Vaishnav College, who was the chief guest, recounted his experiences with Parmacharya Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, recalled the valuable services and contributions of two former employees of Sankara Nethralaya — Mr. Arumugam […]

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Sankara Nethralaya, Rameswaram, to offer free treatment

Continuing with the Nethralaya philosophy of community service, Sankara Nethralaya, Rameswaram began offering free services to indigent patients from December 1, 2009.   Rededicating the services, at a function on December 7, 2009 at Rameswaram, Mr. TN Hariharan, District Collector, Ramanathapuram, assured all help to Sankara Nethralaya in creating more awareness about ophthalmic care in […]

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Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata completes 1,000 free cataract surgeries

When the rural teleophthalmology project was inaugurated in West Bengal on January 23, 2009 by Governor Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, there was a magnanimous gesture made on the occasion to benefit the rural poor of West Bengal. Bellary Iron Ores Pvt. Ltd Managing Director Shri. S.K. Modi, well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya, committed to sponsor 1,000 cataract […]

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Awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya held in the US

In a bid to make people aware of the various activities and initiatives undertaken by Sankara Nethralaya and to mobilize support for the hospital’s community programmes, Sankara Nethralaya’s Fundraising Director, Dr. Tarun Sharma, held a series of awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya across several cities in the US during his month-long visit to the country […]

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DR K K Birla Condolence Meeting on 13.09.08

A condolence meeting to pay homage to Dr. K. K. Birla, Chancellor, BITS, Pilani on his passing away, was held on 30-09-08 at the Conference Hall in Mahyco Block at 9.30 am.

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Graduation Ceremony on 13.09.08

Graduation Ceremony of Medical Research Foundation was held on 13.09.08 at ESO. Prof. L K Maheswari, Vice Chancellor, BITS was the Chief Guest. Best out going student of the year for MSMLT is Ms. Archana Nagarajan, for B S Optometry is M V S Sailaja. Dr M M Cooper Memorial Award for Anatomy is awarded […]

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Guest Lecture by Dr J.Fielding Hejtmancik from National Institutes of health USA on 28-07-08

Dr J.Fielding Hejtmancik MD,PHD Ophthalmic Genetics and visual function branch from National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD Visited Sankara Nethralaya and gave a lecture on Autosomal Recessive Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy associated with mutations in LRP5.

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Guest Lecture on 23-06-2008

Mr Hari Subramaniam of Cognizant technologies delivered an interesting lecture on “Bust your BP, weight and stress – secrets of mixing yoga and fitness”. He spoke about holistic health in terms of diet, exercise and meditation to bring down the stress levels.

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Childrens’ day celebrations at Sankara Nethralaya

Sankara Nethralaya and ORBIS pediatric learning and training centre celebrated Childrens’ day in a very grand manner. Free clinical examination was conducted to all children below 16years. Dr T S Surendran, Vice Chairman of Sankara Nethralaya and Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology Department along with his associates addressed the importance of vision care in children. More […]

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