Women’s day and World Glaucoma Day commemorated

This fortnight's events roundup in JP Nagar .

Women’s day celebrated

Manjari Ladies Association organised an event for 30 senior women citizens of 70 years and above to comemmorate International women’s day at JP Nagar club. The attendees were from different walks of life.

Pic courtesy: Manjari Association.

They included retired senior government officials to researchers, scholars, musicians, social workers and homemakers. They inspired younger members and made it very clear that dedication, tolerance and perseverance are very important to be an achiever. About 90 women participated in the programme.

Urmila Vittal, wife of C Vittal (President JP Nagar club) and a homemaker was the Chief Guest. Parimala Rao, President of the association gave away mementos and bouquets to secretar the senior citizens. Usha Srinivas, Joint secretary compiled the programme. Savithri Chayapathy Secretary read about the activities of the association. Usha Dorai, Vice president gave the vote of thanks. Kamala Raghu Director of Gift links sponsored the momentos.

Walkathon to raise awareness of Glaucoma

On the occasion, World Glaucoma Day on March 12, Shekar Nethralaya on JP Nagar Ring Road,
organised a walkathon at 9 am from Durga Parameshwari Temple to Shekar Nethralaya eye hospital. Actor Tara was the chief guest.

Pic: Chetan Boray.

Glaucoma is a group of eye disease characterised by damage to optic nerve. Most often it is silent, progressive and causes blindness if untreated.  Those above 40 years, with a family history of Glaucoma, short sight, diabetes or eye injuries are prone to get this disease. Symptoms include blurred vision, severe eye pain, headache, rainbow bow colored haloes around light and eye redness.

If detected early, Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, lasers or rarely surgery. Shekar Nethralaya offered a five minute free eye pressure test on the occasion, said Deepak G Dixit, Deputy General Manager, Shekar Nethralaya  ⊕

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