Australian Trade Commissioner in Chennai, Munish Sharma, today distributed free
spectacles at the Santhome Boys Higher Secondary School, Mylapore, as part of
an India Vision Institute (IVI) initiative.
with guests of honour, IVI CEO Vinod Daniel and school Principal Rev. Bro.
Johnson, Mr Sharma distributed spectacles to children with refractive
Sharma said, \"I am extremely happy to be part of this worthwhile
initiative by IVI. The campaign will help the children see better and be
productive and useful citizens of tomorrow.\"
CEO Vinod Daniel said, \"from 2,315 boys screened in the school by IVI
earlier in December 2018, 613 are being provided glasses.\"
\"IVI\'s focus has been to provide access to
screening and spectacles for children and adults in underprivileged
\"IVI has to date conducted over 422 vision screening
programs in and around Chennai and other cities in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Pondicherry, West Bengal,
New Delhi, Haryana and Mizoram. Over 1, 76, 376 individuals
from underprivileged communities (including over 1, 28, 549 children) have
been screened and free spectacles distributed to 22, 813 individuals
(including 11, 984 children)\" Mr Daniel noted.