INAUGURATION OF INDIRA RAMANA TRUST AND SMT.SHAILA BHAT MEMORIAL DIABETIC EYECARE & EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Bangalore.27th June, 2010
“God has not created anybody poor. He has given us a body , which is a treasured temple .It is our responsibility to keep it healthy” said Sri Swamiji while inaugurating Indira Ramana Trust and Smt. Shaila Bhat memorial program(DEEP). The program was held at Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya, Bangalore on 27th June, 2010.
This trust started by V.V. Adkoli in memory of his parents Justice Venkata Ramana Adkoli and Smt. Indira aims to offer subsized treatment to poor people suffering from eye ailments and also to educate the general public regarding eyecare and diabetics. The main project under the trust is Smt .Shaila Bhat Memorial program DEEP(Diabetic Eyecare and Education Programme)
As the first activity of the trust, Dr.Arun Adkoli and Dr. Jayashree Arun( trustees) conducted a week long education programme on eyecare and prevention of blindness at Sri Bharathi Vidyala ,a school run by the Srimath. About 350 children participated in various competitions conducted by the trust which included essay writing, drawing and quiz. The doctors also lectured on eye care. Several prizes were distributed to the students who thoroughly benefited from the program.
Sri. T.Madiyal, former DGP& IG, Karnataka Police, Sri. U.N.Bhat, Chairman Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya, Dr. Sharada Jayagovind, Acadmic Adviser, Dr.Sripad Hegde,Sec. Sri Bharathi Arogya Dhama were the invited guests.
Sri . K.G. Bhat, CEO of Srimath and Sri. Narayan Sabhahit (trustees) graced the function. Sri swamiji wished and blessed success to the activities of the trust and said that Smt. Shaila Bhat(wife of Sri. K. G. Bhat) was an ideal woman whose life is an example for others to emulate.
Sri. Mohan Hegde compered the program.