Sunday, August 15, 2010

Independence Day Celebrations - Eye Camp by SYMA

Independence Day of the Nation is a very significant day and SYMA has been conducting Eye Camp on this important for over 10 years now.


The morning started with hoisting of National Flag at our Medical Centre. The kids organized by Mrs Prema Krishnamohan of Soundarya Rathinamala rendered mellifluous songs. Mr Babu, CEO of Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital hoisted the flag. Sweets were distributed to all those present.
                                                                     the kids singing 
                                                                     about to hoist the flag
At 9.00am we assembled at Sri Seervi Samaj Bhavan (next to Aanjaneya Swami temple) 0pp to V House Bus Terminus where our Eye camp for detection of cataract was held. The Eye camp was organized jointly with Pammal Sri Sankara Eye Hospital, Lions Club of Chennai, Sri Kanchikamakoti Sankara Medical Trust and Seervi Samaj.
                                                       the meeting and the patients below 


The Chief Guest was Mr Mohan Ram, a famous cine artist and well known for his roles in soap operas in TV. He holds a MBA, is interested in philately, social activist and a keen organizer of Chennai day festivities. The function started with a prayer. I welcomed the gathering. Our President TA Sampathkumar spoke about SYMA and its various activities. R Kannan spoke on behalf of Sri Kanchikamakoti Sankara Medical Trust . Mr Babu detailed about the troubles that could ail vision , of the activities of Pammal Sankara Hospital. Mr Mohan Ram felt very happy to note the actitivies of SYMA and advised us the need to continue the poor in the locality and cautioned us on expanding our reach to distant places, as there is possibility of losing the goal and start expending more on administration. Our Secretary R Sanjeevi proposed the vote of thanks
                                          the team of Doctors alongwith Chief Guest & SYMA
                                                           those who will undergo surgery
More than 250 persons had registered in the camp. Around 200 were screened. 25 persons were prescribed spectacles – which will be given free by SYMA – in memory of our beloved Raghavan, who was snatched away from our midst 3 years ago. 24 persons were detected with eye problems requiring surgical treatment for cataract. They were provided meals and were taken to Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal wherein they would be surgically treated tomorrow. The cataract surgery would be conducted free of cost and they would be transported back early on Tuesday.
We at SYMA continue to strive for the betterment of society and provide helping hand to the poor and needy.


- Sampathkumar

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