SN Events

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 — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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National Eye Donation Day

To commemorate the National Eye Donation Day on September 8, 442 people pledged to donate their eyes to Sankara Nethralaya after their lifetime. Twenty four people, including journalists, doctors, volunteers and social workers were honoured with the ‘Sight Ambassador’ award. The awards were presented by chief guest N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu. Mr. Murali, […]

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62nd Independence Day Celebrations at SN

Impending showers failed to dampen the patriotic fervor at Sankara Nethralaya, where the country’s 62nd Independence Day celebrations were held on August 15, 2009.   Chief Guest Brig. K.C. Behera, Commandant of the Military Hospital, Chennai, recalled the many sacrifices by the nation’s freedom fighters and spoke of the “indomitable living spirit for the country,” […]

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Sankara Nethralaya Alumni Meet 2009 on 05.07.09

Coming back to your alma mater always brings back fond memories. And it was no different for the 26 alumni who came to Sankara Nethralaya on July 5, 2009 for the annual alumni meet. The day-long event saw the alumni participate in discussions on cornea and refractive surgery and vitreo retina. Several doctors spoke on […]

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Felicitation function of Dr. T. V. Subramanian

The concept of pro-active change and sustaining it formed the basis of the inaugural Dr. T V Subramnaian lecture, “Triums of creating and sustaining change,” by M S Jayaraman on June 24, 2009. Mr. Jayraman spoke about the need for change makers to co-create and bring about a change in the mindset for pro-active change […]

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116th Jayanthi Celebrations of Sri Maha Periyava

Sankara Nethralaya employees celebrated the 116th Jayanthi of Sri Mahaswami on June 7, 2009, at the MAHCYO block. Professor Vizhinathan shared his personal experiences with Mahaswami on the auspicious occasion. Professor Vizhinathan gave the first in a series of discourses on Srimath Bhagavadham. The discourses will be given every Thursday between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. […]

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