World Sight Day was celebrated in Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi on 12/10/2017. The event was organized by the Shalakya Tantra Department. The function was inaugurated by Dr. Shreekanth U, Principal, SDM College of Ayurveda, Udupi. Sir emphasized on the excessive use of gadgets as the major cause of vision problems. The function was presided by Dr. Muralidhara Sharma, Medical Superintendent, SDM Ayurveda Hospital who highlighted on the role of Ayurveda in prevention of eye diseases in his presidential address. Dr. Muralidhara R, General Manager, SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy planted medicinal herbs beneficial for the protection of eyes in the hospital premises.
The gathering was welcomed by Dr. Gayathri G. Hegde, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalakya Tantra. Dr. Sapna D. Bhandary, HOD, Dept. of Shalakyatantra delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Chaithra S. Hebbar, co-ordinated the function. Dr. Deepak S.M., Dr. Jayakrishna Nayak, Sri C.Shrinivasa Hegde, Sri Nagesh C.H. were present in the program along with other doctors, teaching staff, PG scholars and Internees. The invocation was done by Dr. Swathi. An exhibition of medicinal plants, raw materials for the preparation of medicine and prepared medicines from SDM Ayurveda Pharmacy was conducted.