In its unwavering march for betterment of the downtrodden, the Lion’s club of Central Madras had organized week long Eye camp programs in association with Elite School of Optometry, both for public and school children across various districts of Tamil Nadu, that culminated at a function organized to donate latest electronic gadgets to patients of the Low Vision Clinic at Sankara Nethralaya.
Welcoming the gathering, Lion Vijayalakshmi Thavva, President said that the Lions Club of Central Madras was happy to be associated with Sankara Nethralaya in its various projects, particularly at the Low Vision Clinic department, when the Lion’s club of Central Madras had donated sophisticated electronic gadgets over the years from 2010, to enhance sight of patients with low vision.
Ms.Sarika, Head, Low Vision Clinic thanked the Lions Club of Central Madras for their gesture in donating the latest portable NIKI CCTV to three patients, which would greatly help them in continuing education and training. She remarked that Department of Low Vision Clinic at Sankara Nethralaya was the first of its kind in Asia fully equipped with the most sophisticated and latest gadgets.
Presenting the first NIKI CCTV to Master Manesh Kumar Reddy, a standard X student from Andhra Pradesh, Dr.SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, said that over the years the gadgets had become sleek with ease of use. He recalled that the veteran freedom fighter, reformer Acharya Kripalani was presented with a low vision gadget to enhance his vision. He further added that such gadgets, currently procured from China, should soon be made indigenously.
Dr.T.S.Surendran, Vice Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya, gifted the second NIKI CCTV to Master Balaji, an 8th class student of Saraswathi Kalalaya, Mylapore and remarked that the Low Vision Clinic was on par with international standards. He quoted that visionary Sri Jayaprakash Narain was a beneficiary of such a gadget and thanked his professor JM Enoch at the Berkeley University who taught him measurements of Binoculars of varying dioptres.
Lion K.Rangarajan Region Chairman presented the third NIKI CCTV to Mr Yerru Naidu, a visually impaired school teacher in A.P, collected on his behalf by Sri.Ravindran.
The Lion’s club of Central Madras, through their good offices donated a sum Rs.21000/- for the purchase of two such gadgets.
Lion Sri Hari Narayanan, Chairman – Projects and Sight First, Lion’s Club of Central Madras, in his vote of thanks, had a high word of praise for Sankara Nethralaya and also for their Past District Governor Sri.G.V.Raman for their consistent support.