At Sankara Nethralaya we are only too aware that our commitment towards eradicating blindness and bringing the light of vision and smile back on the face of the visually impaired, especially the indigent would remain unfulfilled without help from generous and like- minded individuals and institutions. As a service oriented institution nothing is more heartening to us than the gesture of busy enterprises and individuals taking time from their most pressing schedules and compelling business commitments to fulfil an inner calling, to serve humanity. In a shining example of giving without being asked and giving with humility the ‘Prestige Group’ among the nation’s most reputed builders, known for their landmark projects, made a huge contribution in support of Sankara Nethralaya’s cost free eye care initiatives, the donation was made at the request of Shri Irfan Razack the MD of the organization who holds the institution’s service to the poor in high regard and the cheque was handed over to Dr. SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus by Shri Suhail Ahmed, Senior Manager Accounts. The Scientific Publishing Company among the foremost in educational publishing in the country exhibited its concern for the same cause by donating two buses to facilitate the cost free transport of patients, the keys to the brand new vehicles were handed over by Shri Sharad Wasani, CEO of Scientific Publishing and Shri Selvaganesh, Manager-Accounts to Dr. SS.Badrinath and Dr TS.Surendran, Vice-Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya at a simple flagging off ceremony at the main campus of Sankara Nethralaya. The Marina Runnerz a group of young runners gave running a new meaning by organizing a charity marathon of their members and the general public for social causes, while the cost free stall provided at the YMCA, Nandanam, the venue of the curtain raiser provided Sankara Nethralaya employees an opportunity to communicate the institution’s message to the large number of visitors, Senior Consultants Dr. Aditya Varma and Dr. Chetan Rao answered eye care related queries of the attendees at the stall. The proceeds of the run were handed over to Dr SS.Badrinath by Shri Prasanna Kumar Nathella, Shri Soni and Ms Rashmi Gupta the organizers of the charity marathon towards supporting cost free eye care to poor patients.