City children participate in ‘Sightwalk Countdown 2020’ to mark World Sight Day
To celebrate World Sight Day 2010, Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore organized a child walkathon which saw over 200 children, including a number of visually impaired, senior citizens and Rotarians helping and supporting them today. The ‘walk’ was organized to raise public awareness on eradicating avoidable blindness, a major health concern today. The participants took to the streets of Bangalore at 11.00 am at Lakeview Farm on Varthur Main Road and ended at 12.35 pm at the Sankara Eye Hospital premises. Major Gen. (Dr) Anju Manchanda, President, Whitefield Export Promotion Park Industrial Association and Administrator, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre flagged off the event.
Dr R V Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Care Institutions, stated, ‘Passionately supporting the cause in addressing the issue and providing solutions by treating preventable blindness for the last 34 years, Sankara, realizes the urgent need of creating public awareness. With 80% of blindness being treatable and rectified, if detected early, this ‘walkathon’ plays a significant role in spreading the message across. We thank all the organisations who supported us by participating in this event ’.
The event witnessed the participation from National Institute of Blind, Enable India, Rotary Club Koramangala, Info Media, Senior Citizens Bangalore, Kundalahalli Sathya Sai Sevakshetra, and Overseas Womens’ Club besides employees from Sankara Eye Hospital.
Sankara Eye Hospital has played a commendable role in community eye care in the remote corners of the country thorough its numerous programmes in detecting and eradicating preventable blindness. Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore and Shimoga provide quality eye care to 13 districts covering South and Central Karnataka. Over 60,000 vision-restoring procedures have been performed successfully till date in the State.
About Sankara Eye Hospital: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, is among the foremost eye care hospital in the region. It is a unit of Coimbatore based Sankara Eye Care Institutions, which runs a chain of super specialty affordable and quality eye care hospitals in India. Since its inception in March 2008, the hospital provides cost-effective, quality treatment for all, irrespective of the socio- economic differences for all types of eye disease & vision problems.
Sankara has been recognized for its yeoman service to humanity, both in the country and internationally and has won many awards. Some of the awards are the ‘Namma Bengaluru Award 2010, in February, India NGO Award 2008 and the Hospital Management Asia Award 2008 and the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards in September 2009and September 2010.
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