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A humanitarian doctor drives home his point with a powerful lecture

The Sankara Nethralaya family observed the 17th Sri V.Venugopal Endowment lecture, created with great reverence to one of its prime architects, at the Sri VD.Swami Auditorium on 13th December 2013. The day’s proceedings started with an invocation song by Srimathi Subiksha Rangarajan and ceremonial lighting of the Kuthuvilakku by the members of the Shri V.Mohan [...]

Vision 2020 conducts a major workshop on eliminating avoidable blindness

It is said that a work well begun is half completed, the high profile and enthusiastic participation of a cross section of eminent personalities representing the government, NGO’s, Health care providers and senior members of the Press at the recently held seminar ‘Media and its role in Eliminating Avoidable Blindness” organized by the India chapter [...]

The first international conference in Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis held at Chennai

Friday the 13th of July 2012 witnessed the curtains going up at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on OS-KON 2012, the much awaited conference on Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis. It was a befitting trailer to the main show to follow in the weekend, with the audience catching a glimpse of the main artists in Ocular [...]

18th Mahaperiyava Aradhana

The 18th Aradhana of the Mahaperiyava of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam was celebrated at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on the 3rd of January, 2012 with the piety and religious fervour befitting the occasion. Delivering the welcome note Dr AR.Karthik, Fellow, Post DNB observed that it is the divine guiding force and Anugraha of Periyava that [...]

ESO Alumnus takes a deep view of Short sightedness

Dr Padmaja Sankaridurg a well known vision scientist and expert in the area of Corneal infections among contact lense wearers delivered a lecture on ‘Myopia Control- Where are we now” at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya. It would be of interest to readers that Dr Padmaja Sankaridurg is among the first batch of [...]

Lion’s club felicitation function

The Lion’s club and Sankara Nethralaya have been, to quote Lion Shri GV.Raman’s words ‘Partners in conquering blindness’. So it was only natural that they decided to rise to the occasion to felicitate two of the senior heads of their partner institution chosen by the State government for high distinction. The awardees being felicitated were [...]

Discovering the joys of life

A one hour talk by globally renowned motivational speaker, spiritualist and corporate management guru Swami Sukhabodhananda was organized at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium on the 23rd of September 2011. Members of the Sankara Nethralaya family had a glimpse of the Swami’s refreshingly simple approach to life and its complexities and his earthy philosophy of [...]

1st OFISACON inaugurated

The Ophthalmic forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists had a memorable and grand first birthday on 3rd September, 2011, while the new born was greeted and wished a long and eventful life by all those who had gathered for the occasion, a greeting from the Prime Minster of India made the day.  An interesting coincidence was [...]

SN Alumni Academic Meet 2011

There is an old pun that goes that ‘there is no stronger tie than the ‘old school tie’ which simply means that we make our strongest bonds during our student years. The huge turnout of 160 ophthalmologists at the SN Alumni Academic meeting held at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium, SN only added credence to [...]

Helen Keller Remembrance Day 2011

The Lion’s club of Central Madras District.324 A1 paid rich tributes to the indomitable courage, iron will and deep compassion of Helen Keller, the lady who defied darkness and sound bytes to rise to glorious heights on Helen Keller Remembrance Day held on July 25th at the Sri VD Swami auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya.
Helen Keller Remembrance [...]