We are celebrating this women’s day as a centenary year celebration. Across the globe, the celebration of women’s day started in the year 1911, March 8th. We are culturally learned to fix up a day and honor commonly for the special people of our society like children on Children’s day, mothers on mother’s day etc., Women are the most wonderful creation by God and Better half of men community in our human society. Women are achieving more in today’s modern society and playing so many roles. This is a suitable day (March 8th) for us to honor our mother, daughter, sister, wife for making our lives more colorful.
Asirvad Development Foundation’s (ADF) one of the most fundamental objectives is women development and hence the foundation has organized a mega level Free Eye and Dental screening camp on this Women’s day. For the benefit of the general public and the members of Asirvad Microfinance Pvt. Ltd., (AMPL) Chennai the camp was organized at the Queen Mary’s church campus at Chinthadripet slums of Chennai. The success of the camp was observed by the overwhelming response received from the community till the completion of the camp and the demand was still more. 216 patients were screened for Eye and Dental related problems.
The camp was inaugurated with a brief Introduction about AMPL and ADF by Mr. K. Godwin John, Head–ADF. Fr. Arul Selvam, Parish Priest of Queen Mary’s Church, Chindadripet felicitated the camp and wished all success and ended his message with a prayer. Representatives of Uma Eye Clinic and SRM Dental College University, Ramavaram, Chennai also gave felicitations during the Inaugural session.
The camp was organized in partnership with Uma Eye Clinic, Anna nagar, Chennai (Vision Foundation) and SRM Dental College University, Ramavaram. 216 women, Children and community people from the Chinthadripet slums and surrounding areas benefited the camp. Every participant thanked the camp participants for making available this facility to their door steps.
Dr. Preethi, M.D.S., from the Community Dentistry department of SRM Dental College University with her 5 department colleagues screened all the 121 dental patients and given dental counseling. The diagnosed patients of dental problems were offered Free Treatment at their College Campus with appointments. The Statement shared by Dr. Preethi “We are happy to be part of a successful camp – well organized with overwhelming response” has encouraged the organizers. The commitment of the dental team towards the community children needs appreciation.
The Eye care medical team headed by Dr. Muruganandam of Uma Eye Clinic, Annanagar, chennai screened all the participants visited their department during the camp. Among 151 participants of free eye screening camp, 14 of them were diagnosed with problems of Cataract, and suggested for free surgery in their hospital. 16 patients were given free reading glasses by Uma Eye Clinic Ophthalmology team.
AMPL’s Staff members of Chindadripet branch, 12 Youth members from the Parish and few church members served the camp as Volunteers. Ms. Nundiyny and Ms. Maithili of ADF did the co-ordination of this mega event. ADF is grateful to Mr. Mony, PRO of SRM Dental College University, Mr. Thanraj, Chief Camp Manager of Uma Eye Clinic, Fr. Arul Selvam, Parish Priest of Chindadrpet Parish and Mr. Michael Nicholas, Head – HR of AMPL for their valuable contributions for the success of this dual camp on this Women’s day.