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The IXth Nagamani Dharmapuri Endowment Lecture

‘If children are the eyes of the nation, what greater responsibility do we have than ensuring the well-being of their eyes’ seemed to be the underlying theme of the IXth Nagamani Dharmapuri Endowment Lecture at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on 22nd December, 2011. The day’s proceedings got off to an auspicious start with an [...]

Seventh Annual Sankara Ratna Award Ceremony

Saturday, the 29th of October 2011 was a day of dark clouds, heavy downpour and water clogged roads in Chennai but none of it had apparently dampened the spirits of the ‘Sankara Ratna Award’ function at the AVM Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam. The Sankara Nethralaya family had chosen to honour one of its most illustrious members [...]

Naming of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Center

Like all auspicious family functions the naming of the research block started to the sonorous tunes of the nadaswaram and tavil in the background. The Sankara Nethralaya family and its well wishers were getting together for a very special occasion and the music provided the traditional backdrop to it. Chairman Emeritus Dr SS Badrinath and [...]

Reliving the leelas of Radha and Krishna

A soulful performance by Hiren Parpani and his troupe from Mumbai brought to life the leelas of Radha and Krishna in the ‘City of joy’. Sathavaro Radhe Shyamno, a benefit dance drama, in aid of Sankara Nethralaya, was held at the Science City Auditorium in Kolkata, on April 2 & 3, 2011.
Considering the growing demand [...]

Remembering & honoring friends of Sankara Nethralaya

An old lady donating her savings to a cause rather than to the temple at Tirupathi; the numeorus benefit concerts rendered by the legendary MS Subbulakshmi in aid of Sankara Nethralaya; a bereaved father setting up an institute at Sankara Nethralaya in memory of his son … these and many more acts of generosity that [...]