Showing posts from March 10, 2009

Chouhan celebrates his B'day as 'Seva Diwas'

Source: Samay live
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated his birthday as 'Seva Diwas' on Thursday.

The Chief Minister offered 'shramdan' (voluntary labour) for deepening Upper Lake in the state capital.

He also took part in blood donation programme of Revenue Officer Employee Association. He visited 'Matra Chhaya Vrudha Ashram' run by Seva Bharti and met children at Bal Ashram.

Earlier, Chouhan said, “I don't believe in pompous birthday celebration.” Chouhan turned 51 today.

A better vision for 1010 slum kids

Express Features First Published : 09 Mar 2009 09:08:20 AM IST Last Updated : 09 Mar 2009 10:00:14 AM IST

In a unique initiative, the Narayana Nethralaya, the city’s premier eye care institution, in association with the Saturday Party Sunday Society, screened over 1010 slum children as part of its Slum 10K, a project to provide free pediatric eye care to slum children, in Bangalore on March 8, 2009. 200 children were detected to have visual problems and some of the conditions detected were corneal problems (18), squint (11), retinal (09), eye lid problems (16) and cataract (03). All these children requiring surgery & treatment will receive the same FREE of cost at Narayana Nethralaya over 143 received spectacles and other treatment free of cost. 10K is a pediatric eye care initiative launched by Narayana Nethralaya in collaboration with Aruna Chetana and Seva Bharathi, that has set for itself a target of screening 10,000 slum children before the year ends. In the last two camps, a …