Vedanta holds eye-care camp at Jharsuguda, 935 students benefitted


Jharsuguda : It’s often said that our eyes are the windows to our soul as it is through them we get to experience the World around. Yet we fail to get our eyes checked regularly. To create awareness about healthy eye-sight and need for regular check-ups, Vedanta Limited Jharsuguda in association with LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) ) conducted Project Drishti; a series of eye-check-ups in schools within its vicinity. The drive concluded on 8th February 2017, with the distribution of spectacles to more than 25 children and their parents at the Apollo Clinic located inside Vedanta Meadows.

The program was chaired by Dr G C Dash, Additional District Medical Officer, Mr Dilip Ranjan Sahoo, Head HR Aluminium & Power Business and Mr Bikas Chandra Mohanta, Assistant Director LVPEI.

Project Drishti was launched in Sep 2016 with an aim to strengthen the vision of school students from peripheral villages in association with LVPEI. A series of basic eye screening camps were conducted in 11 schools in which 935 school children were screened and 33 students were identified with refractive errors. Those 33 students were referred to LVPEI Rajrangpur Campus for detailed investigation & thorough examinations by their experts. Out of these children, 25 beneficiaries were recommended with spectacles and were finally handed over with spectacles on the concluding day.

Speaking on the occasion Dr G C Dash praised Vedantas fruitful association with LV Prasad Eye Institute as it promotes proper vision health among the rural population. He also urged for such future developments projects by Vedanta for the advancement of the community.

Mr.Dilip Ranjan Sahoo, HR Head Vedanta highlighted Vedantas commitment to serving the community with progressive projects suitable to the need of the hour. He also expressed his sincere gratitude towards the school principals and parents, whose cooperation made the project a grand success. The programme was conducted by the CSR team members of Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda.