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Sudharsana Homam

The annual “Sudharsana Homam”, for the well being of Sankara Nethralaya and its employees was performed at the institution on September 5, 2010. Dr. PS Rajesh and his wife undertook the ‘Sankalpam’ this year. Thirteen purohits performed six homams on the occasion.

Helen Keller Remembrance Day

The annual Helen Keller Remembrance Day awards saw doctors, hospitals and social service organisations being honoured for their contributions in the field of ophthalmology. The event was held at Sankara Nethralaya on June 3,2010.
This year’s ‘Dr. G Sitalakshmi Gift of Sight Award’ was presented to Dr. Leila Mohan, Comtrust Eye Hospital, Calicut. The award is [...]

Remembering Mahaperiyava 117th Jayanthi celebrations at SN

The simplicity, austerity and great noble deeds of Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamiji (Mahaperiyava) were remembered on his 117th Jayanthi celebrations at Sankara Nethralaya on June 2, 2010.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, chief guest Mr. V. Shankar recalled the teachings of Mahaperiyava and his remarkable compassion towards humanity.
Mr. Shankar urged the youth to believe in [...]

Science comedy staged for Nethralaya family

The United Amateur Artistes (UAA) staged their 61st production “Venkata 3” for Sankara Nethralaya employees on May 8, 2010 at the Narada Gana Sabha. The play, which explores the issue of cloning, revolves around the protagonist Venkatadhri, who is torn between his family, work and passion for scriptwriting, and agrees to create two clones in [...]

Republic Day celebrations

From left: Dr. T S Surendran, Dr. Vineet Ratra, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath, Chief Guest Lion K G Ramakrishna Murthy,  Chairman Mr. V Vaidyanathan and  Dr. V V Jaichandran along with the award winners.

The clarion call for service marked the 61st Republic Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 26, 2010. 
Chief Guest, Lion [...]

75th Jayanthi celebration

The 75th Jayanthi celebration of his Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam was held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 25, 2010.
Describing Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Badrinath as the “aatma” to the “parmatama,” Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal spoke on the importance of vision — the eye being the most important organ — and [...]

Eye Care Awareness Session

Expert ophthalmic opinion coupled with competitions for students and a walk to highlight the importance of paediatric ophthalmology was part of the two-day awareness programme conducted recently by the Elite School of Optometry (ESO) and CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya. 
Held on January 23 and 24, the awareness programme was attended by over 600 people, including around [...]

A literary evening at SN

A literary programme to recognize and honour Dr. Vidya Vencatesan, well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya, was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 28, 2009. Dr. Vidya Vencatesan was recently awarded the Le Chevalier des Palmes Académiques and the Le Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her contributions to the field [...]

9th Annual Meeting of Uveitis Society of India

Leading uveitis specialists from India and abroad congregated at the 9th annual meeting of the Uveitis Society of India (USI) to discuss Uveitis at great depths. Hosted from December 4-6, 2009 by Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, the meeting deliberated on the various challenges faced by specialists from the field.
Inaugurating the function, P. Balaram, Director, Indian [...]

21st Graduation Ceremony at SN

The Medical Research Foundation bid adieu to yet another batch of students at the 21st graduation ceremony on September 12, 2009. Graduates and post graduates from the Elite School of Optometry as well as those who completed the MSMLT programme — all off campus collaborative programmes with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani [...]