Dr. P. Namperumalsamy Honoured with Forbes Award
Proud Moment for Aravind Glaucoma Team
Inauguration of Cancer Genetics Centre
MLOP Alumni Meet
Aravind Eye Care System Honours
Phacoexcel 2016
Titles Awarded at KundrakudiThiruvannamalai Mutt
Aravind Eye Hospital- Winner of OPPI Healthcare Access Award 2016

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Dr. P. Namperumalsamy Honoured with Forbes Award
Mumbai, Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Dr. P. Namperumalsamy, Chairman Emeritus, Aravind Eye Care System was honoured with Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA) 2016 - Entrepreneur with Social Impact category at Hotel Trident, Mumbai. The Awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate transformational leadership and corporate excellence and is Forbes India’s most prestigious event. Dr. P. Namperumalsamy has been selected unanimously by the jury as he has taken Aravind Eye Care forward and made a deep-rooted impact on the community.
Proud Moment for Aravind Glaucoma Team
Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, 04 - 06 November 2016
Three of Aravind faculty, Dr. S.R. Krishnadas, Dr. R. Venkatesh and Dr. Ganesh V Raman were elected unanimously for the various prestigious positions in the Glaucoma Society of India. Dr. Krishnadas was elected as the President, Dr. Venkatesh as the Treasurer and Dr. Ganesh as the Convenor for the South Zone Glaucoma Education.
Inauguration of Cancer Genetics Centre
Aravind – Madurai, Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Retinoblastoma is the most common intra-ocular tumour of children. Unfortunately half of these are heritable. Aravind has been treating retinoblastoma cases and found very good results in those who presented early. Lot of work has been done at Aravind’s research institute on the gene responsible for retinoblastoma. A lot of mutations have been identified and cost effective methodology has been established to predict this disease in the siblings, offspring and secondary tumours in the same patient, results of which have been published. Now a cancer genetic testing lab has been established at Aravind - Madurai, thanks to the generous contribution made by Mr. ShyamPrakash Gupta and family. Dr. P. Namperumalsamy inaugurated the centre.The facility extends its services to patients beyond Aravind Eye Care System, at an affordable cost.
MLOP Alumni Meet
Aravind – Madurai, 15 - 16 October 2016
For the first time ever in the history of Aravind, senior MLOPs - who are within the system and those who left the organization were called in for a two-day meet at Aravind - Madurai. The programme shared a platform for everyone to come together and meet old friends and cherish old memories. The participants were taken on a tour of the different Aravind facilities. Around 160 MLOPs attended.
Aravind Eye Care System Honours
Aravind – Madurai, Monday, 03 October 2016
Dr.Suzanne . S. Gilbert
Dr.G.Venkataswamy Endowment Award was presented to Dr.Suzanne. S.Gilbert at a spectacular ceremony held at Dr.G.Venakataswamy Eye Research Institute. Mr.G.Srinivasan presented the trophy. Dr.P.Namperumalsamy presented the citation. Dr.Suzanne in her oration titled “Compassion in Action : Living a Life of Service” reminisced about her long term association with Aravind and the leadership qualities of Dr.V. Senior members of Aravind from across the centres attended the function.
Phacoexcel 2016
Aravind – Pondicherry, 12 - 13 November 2016
Phacoexcel conducted at Aravind – Pondicherry received wide applause from both the faculty and participants. Praises still pour in for the successful organizing of this event. Sessions included scientific schedules and workshops. There were around 25 faculty and 280 participants.
Titles Awarded at KundrakudiThiruvannamalai Mutt
Kundrakudi, 21, August 2016
KundrakudiThiruvannamalai Mutt an age -old monastery of South India at Kundrakudi Hills (MayuraGiri) conducted its Maha Guru Puja.In this auspicious celebration GurujiPonnambalamAdigal awarded the titles ‘ManithaneyaMaruthuvaMaamani’ (Gem of Medical Humanism) to Chairman - Emeritus Dr.P.Namperumalsamy, and ‘ManithaneyaMaruthuvaThilagam’ to Director - Emeritus Dr.G.Natchiar appreciating their selfless and enormous medical services.
Aravind Eye Hospital- Winner of OPPI Healthcare Access Award 2016
New Delhi, 19th August 2016
Aravind Eye Hospital was presented with the prestigious OPPI (Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India)Healthcare Access Award 2016 along with the cash prize of Rupees Two Lakhs. The award recognises highest level of contributions of an individual/ institution in the field of access to healthcare, achieved through innovative ideas that address the unmet healthcare needs in India and leadership in patient safety and quality care. Dr.R.D.Ravindran, Chairman received the award on behalf of Aravind and shared the success story of Aravind Eye Hospital.

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