Glaucoma awareness walk held on the 12th of March 2022

June 13, 2022 0 comments admin Categories storiesTags , ,

The SJA Alumni Association joined hands with Drishti Eye Institute to create awareness of Glaucoma under the theme “The world is Bright, save your Sight”. Walkathon was Organised by “Drishti Eye Institute” the premier ophthalmic institution of Uttarakhand providing the best of facilities equipped with ultra-modern technology run by our prominent alumni Dr. Gaurav Luthra and Dr. Saurabh Luthra. We all gathered at the “Drishti Eye Institute & Dehradun Wave Lasik Centre, India ” premises at Subhash Road. The buzz was in the air. The presence of a large number of Josephites was thrilling and invigorating and everyone was eager to participate in the Walkathon… To convey the message and to help all those present the “Drishti Eye Institute” presented a beautiful script enacted by the staff to help understand the perils of Glaucoma. The participants’ hard work was visible by the applause and appreciation they received. Mr. Satish Sharma Guest of Honour and the editor of Garhwal Post joined the proceedings Dr. Saurabh Luthra introduced him to the crowd and praised his multifaceted personality which is appealing to one and all. Dr. Gaurav Luthra invited and felicitated the special guests for the occasion Praveen Chandhok, President of the SJA Alumni Association, and Gaurav Sethi the President of E- Rotary Club 3080 to share their thoughts and to inform the people about the ongoing activities of the organization they are heading. As the conversation was going on the Chief Guest of the occasion Honorable DGP of the state Mr. Ashok Kumar Sir along with his better half Mrs. Alak Nanda ma’am reached the venue and after the ribbon-cutting ceremony took the dais. Dr. Gaurav Luthra requested Dr. Alok Jain Vice President (Out-Station) SJA Alumni Association to welcome Ashok Kumar Sir with a bouquet and after that invited him to say a few words for the occasion as always he spoke eloquently and emphasized that in today’s world we are using the machines and mechanics we have created instead of the marvelous machine our body which has been gifted by the Almighty. Concluding his message he said we were all blessed to be living in a place like Dehradun which provides all the elements of a daily walk to keep ourselves healthy. Immediately after the address of Ashok Kumar Sir, the Walkathon commenced and every one of us utilized the best of our energies to keep up the pace with Ashok Kumar Sir and Alak Nanda ma’am and most of the participants were left behind and took a short route to join us later! Ashok Kumar Sir rightly said most of us are strolling every day. What we need is a brisk walk… Mrs. Aparna Misra former coordinator SJA in presence with her husband Mr. Anil Misra enlightened the occasion they were representing The Art of Living working to spread happiness among one and all. Mr. Pixie Sadana our senior and illustrious Alumni and a person to be emulated for achieving witness who’s an outstanding Tennis player and was full of praise of Ashok Kumar Sir and Mrs. Alak Nanda leading the Walkathon admirably. The Managing Committee members Secretary Sameer Uniyal, Treasurer Abhinav Goel, Rahul Singhal, Tushar Singhal, and Kamna Bagai Members also graced the occasion to create awareness. Recollecting the words of eminent Doctor Amardeep Kaur “Drishti Eye Institute” who heads the Glaucoma section she explained that glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. If left untreated, it leads to gradual worsening of vision or blindness. Once incurred, visual damage is mostly irreversible, and this has led to glaucoma being described as the “silent blinding disease” or the “sneak thief of sight”. Glaucoma has emerged as the second commonest cause of blindness worldwide, with about 8.5 million people rendered blind due to it. Early detection is essential to limiting visual impairment and preventing severe visual handicap or blindness progression. An eye-care professional can detect glaucoma in its early stages and advise on the best course of action. Glaucoma screening-cum awareness free camps are regularly organized by “Drishti Eye Institute” from time to time to raise awareness among the people regarding the disease. The Managing Committee of SJA Alumni Association thanks all the Josephites and all those present for the Walkathon for sparing their precious time and being present for the noble cause and as Dr. Gaurav said to earn some good karma.