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U.N. to issue stamp to mark M.S. Subbulakshmi’s birth centenary
12th August 2016

To honour the legacy of India’s Carnatic music legend M.S. Subbulakshmi, the United Nations will issue a stamp to mark her birth centenary next week, coinciding with the celebrations of India’s 70th Independence Day.

The Hindu
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National Eye Donation Fortnight 2016

The National Eye Donation Fortnight is celebrated every year from 25th August to 8th September. The celebration of the great campaign is go through very well in order to promote the eye donation process as well as to put forth the significant message to the people for being the special part of eye donation or eye pledging for giving normal life to the common public.

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MOU signed to set up Sankara Nethralaya in Thane
6th Feb 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday between civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal and Dr SS Badrinath of Sankara Nethralaya to set up the prestigious eye hospital in Thane.

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Award for physician
20th December 2014

Dr. T.S. Surendran T.S. Surendran, vice-chairman and director of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya, was awarded the ‘lifetime achievement award’ by the Strabismus and Paediatric

The Hindu
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‘45 million visually-challenged people are still from India’
1st September 2014

“Compared to one for every 15,000 population in the US, India has only one ophthalmologist for a population of 2,15,000 when every third blind person in the world is an Indian,” said S S Badrinath, world-famous ophthalmologist and founder of iconic Sankara Nethralaya of Chennai, adding: “We have done a lot to eradicate blindness in the country but that’s apparently not enough.”

The Indian Express
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For amblyopia, spectacles are best: Prof. Del Monte
05th February 2014

Amblyopia — decreased vision in one or both eyes resulting from abnormal visual input to the eye — in children can best be treated with spectacles, said Monte Del Monte, director of paediatric ophthalmology, Mott Children’s Hospital, Michigan.

Professor Monte was in the city to deliver the 11th Mrs. Nagamani Dharmapuri Endowment Lecture organised by Sankara Nethralaya and Madras City Ophthalmological Association on ‘Updates on Amblyopia Diagnosis and Treatment for the 21st Century’ on Tuesday.

The Hindu
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To Replace Costly Scans, Help Early Treatment
08th January 2013

Ablood test may soon re place scans to detect retinoblastoma, the cancer of the eye found in children.

Research by the Chennaibased Sankara Nethralaya has found this possible by looking for the tumour- specific micro-RNA in blood. If the count is more than double the normal, the child has eye cancer. Every year, about 2,000 children are diagnosed with retinoblastoma, which begins in the retina.

Times of India
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Workshop on eliminating 'avoidable' blindness
12th December 2012

Vision 2020-The Right to Sight-INDIA, an international NGO, conducted a one-day workshop on “Media and its role in eliminating avoidable blindness”. The workshop was hosted by Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and facilitated by Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-INDIA is a key driver of the World Health Organization-International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’s (WHO - IAPB) joint global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness in India.

The New Indian Express
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Awards, wine and motivational memoirs
05th December 2012

Businessmen, visionaries and young entrepreneurs filled the room on the TiE Entrepreneurs Awards Nite on Monday evening. The mission: to inspire. Speeches were made, inspiring audio visual clips played and business models with tremendous potential recognised with a diverse range of awards. “Our biggest challenge in Tamil Nadu is when we approach entrepreneurs to recognise them, they often say: ‘illa – our work will speak for itself, we don’t want to be recognised’,” revealed Ramaraj R, Chairman, TiE Con (The Indus Entrepreneurs), Chennai. But he added quickly, “We do it because the important thing is to create role models.”

The major awards that were presented were the Lifetime Achievement award to Dr Badrinath SS, founder of Sankara Nethralaya, Super Achiever of the Year to Vasudevan P N, CEO, Equitas and Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO CAMS. All the awards were presented by Geet Sethi, former world billiards champion and entrepreneur himself, having co-founded Olympic Gold Quest, a company committed to promoting sports talent helping athletes achieve their Olympic dreams.

The New Indian Express
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Sheila in city, says girls doing better than boys in all fields
18th November 2012

Girls are way ahead of boys in every field and boys should realise that they are being left behind, Delhi chief Minister Sheila Dikshit remarked at the annual function of the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust on Saturday. The event was held to celebrate the 123rd birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

A total of 1,007 students, from various schools and colleges were awarded Nehru scholarships and Mittal Pandey scholarships, of which, a majority were girls. The fact didn’t escape the Delhi chief minister as she expressed happiness that girl were excelling in various fields. According to Rakesh Bharti Mittal, president of the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust, a prize money of about Rs 25 lakh was distributed among students.

The Indian Express
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Mass eye screening held
10th October 2012

In a day-long exercise, Sankara Nethralaya and Elite School of Optometry screened 8,469 students from schools run by the Chennai Corporation, on Monday. At least 4.25 per cent of students were found to have refractive errors and 2 per cent had impaired vision due to non-refractive errors. The research foundation and hospital will work with the Lion’s Club to provide free glasses for 359 students, Elite school of optometry principal Dr Krishna Kumar said. The screening was conducted in 39 schools of Zone 5 and 13 of the Chennai Corporation.

The New Indian Express
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