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Eye hospital gets a shot in the arm from jewellers, The Hindu

04 June,2014

Chennai: Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, GRT Jewellers on Pycrofts Garden Road, Nungambakkam, gave a cheque for Rs. 1 Crore to Sankara Nethralaya, an institution renowned for eye care both in india and around the world.

The cheque was handed over by GRT Jewellers man aging directors G R Anandhapadmanaban and G R Radhakrishnan in the presence of G Rajendren, founder Chairman, GRT Jewellers.

Rajendran declared that it was a privilege to be associated with an inspiring institution like Sankara Nethralaya, “Day after day, thousands of peopleflock to Sankara Nethralaya, in the hope of resolving their eye problems whatever they may be. GRT Jewellers shares several common values with Sankara Nethralaya, particularly incorporate social responsibility, which is the reason behind our contribution to the raising of a floor on the new annexe under construction. We do hope there will be more such occasions of association with service-oriented institutions such as Sankara Nethralaya,” stated Rajendran.

S S Badrinath, founder of Sankara Nethralaya, stated that the institution has remained the hope of several of vision-impaired people of india, “Opening up several centres in various parts of the city has not reduced the teeming thousands that throng the main building on college Road. Consequently we have commenced construction work on the annexure facing Pycrofts Garden Road Benevolent corporates including GRT Jewelers have come forward to support us in this initiative and we believe that the construction and equipping of the annexure will be completed soon. The contribution of GRT Jewellers will go to the creation of a whole new floor in the new construction and more and more patients will benefit from the expansion of the institution” observed Dr Badrinath.

Sankara Nethralaya is one of the few centres where treatment of patients is given just as much importance as research.

The GRT team who handed over the cheque to Dr Badrinath – an amount which will help raise a whole floor in Sankara Nethralaya’s new annexe