An institution strongly committed to the dictum ‘Manava Seva, Madhava Seva’ which implies that service to mankind is service to the Almighty, Sankara Nethralaya observed the ‘Aradhana’ of Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba, the Saint who espoused this cause as his philosophy and teaching, with great reverence and passion. It is noteworthy that the day is observed as ‘Human Values Day’ the world over in deference to his doctrine that the practice of universal human values leads to good citizenship and enriches the quality of life.
The lounge of the Mahyco block at Sankara Nethralaya’s main campus wore a festive look on the 24th of April 2017 with colourful festoons and a beautiful floral decor laid at the feet of the Guru and Spiritual Master for millions of devotees from all faiths and creeds spread across the world, a modern day Messiah who continues to inspire and set an example to the world with his timeless teachings.
The venue came live to the mellifluous and emotive rendering of Sai Bhajans by Dr S. Meenakshi, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology Department, Shri Jayprakash the front office in-charge at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Centre, a group of Sai devotees from the Sankara Nethralaya Women’s auxiliary (SWAN) and spirited chanting of bhajans and keerthans by the large gathering of employees and relatives of patients assembled on the occasion.
The spirit of Manave Seva strongly advocated by the great Guru was captured on his Aradhana by a generous grant made by well wisher and friend of Sankara Nethralaya Shri Alok Kumar Somani, Director, Blakburn & Co Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, towards supporting the community services of the institution, the contribution made towards alleviating the suffering of the poor and needy, made on the auspicious occasion was received on behalf of Sankara Nethralaya by Srimathi Akila Ganesan, Director- Administration.
The joyous, auspicious and momentous event concluded with Mangala Arathi to the God in human form, by Shri Narayanan, Manager, Kamalnayan Bajaj Institution for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and distribution of Prasadam to all attendees.