Yuva at Sankara College of Optometry Pledge to Reclaim Bangalore

Posted by: at 1/12/2017 04:50:00 am


National Youth Day Commemoration by Young Indians at Sankara College of Optometry

Bangalore, January 12, 2017:  Bengaluru is going through a difficult phase. Incidents of abuse and apathy leave us with widespread insecurity and wondering about the future of Bangalore. Looking beyond the rhetoric and sloganeering, the Yuva Chapter (Young Indians) at Sankara College of Optometry organised two unique sessions.

Yuva at Sankara College of Optometry Pledge to Reclaim Bangalore
MisogIndia – India of Draupadi or India of Jyoti?, was conducted by Ms Divya Susan an Intercultural Communications Trainer and a Scholar in Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communications at the University of Lugano. Using role-play Divya was able to get the audience to be aware of women in Indian culture & their deterioration thereof. She also allowed the audience to ponder on the changes that men & women need to make in the present social scenario for a better & more equal society.

“From a society where women were equal to men and revered, we have become a society that at times subjugates them. Our culture is old enough and strong enough not to be influenced by other external influences. As future citizens we need to ensure that young women know their worth. Men need to be taught to be self sufficient. While women need to exercise their strengths, men need to control their ego. When faced with an uncomfortable situation or when you see another person being ill-treated girls need to speak up, men need to stand up. We all have a responsibility to make the change today” said Ms Divya Susan an Intercultural Communications Trainer and a Scholar in Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communications at the University of Lugano.

“It is important for our students to not only be the best professionals, but also the best human beings and global citizens. This programme by Young Indians at Sankara reinforced Human Values among the youth who are the major stakeholders of the future of this country.” Dr Kaushik Murali, President Sankara Eye Foundation and CoChair Young Indians Bangalore Chapter(CII).

This was followed by a motivational talk by Swamy Bhavaropanadaji, a senior monk from Ramakrishna Mission.  He got introduced to Ramkrishna Mission in 1957 and became a monk in 1974. He has worked across India.

Rajesh, Chair Young Indians (CII) Bangalore Chapter shared, “Swami Vivekananda personified the eternal energy of the youth. It is important that we trigger a self-transformation among the youths to see the dream of a prosperous India come true. We look forward to conducting more such programmes among colleges in Bangalore.”

Every year since 1985, the Government of India observes 12th January, the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day. To quote from the Government of India's Communication, “It was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.”

Yuva is a youth leadership development initiative of Young Indians, under the aegis of the Confederation of Indian Industry. With a vision to synergize students and their energy for positive action, Yuva through various activities engages over 7500 students across India in nation building.

Sankara College of Optometry is part of the Sankara Eye Foundation. Rated among the premier optometry colleges in the country, students are enrolled to train as eye care visionaries from across the world. The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and the World Council of Optometry.

About Sankara Eye Hospital:
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik.
Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com)
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