Bernice Paradesi, a second year BMS student from St. Xavier’s College who is also the IDF Social Ambassador organized a two-day Eye Camp for the children of St. Catherine’s Home at Veera Desai, Andheri West on 4th and 5th March 08. The leading opticals firm, Lawrence and Mayo joined hands with a nine member team from St. Xavier’s college to fulfill the social responsibility and provided necessary inputs.
The Eye Camp was organized as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Lawrence and Mayo (Opticals) and Student Social Responsibility for the St. Xavier’s College Students.
A total of 179 children of the St. Catherine’s Home were examined. 39 children were referred for spectacles while 29 were referred for internal checks. 3 children were referred for minor operation. Lawrence and Mayo sponsored the spectacles while the follow ups will be made in regular intervals by the team.
Sr. Udaya, Superior and Sr. Daya from St. Catherine’s Home thanked the students from St. Xaviers College and Lawrence and Mayo for coming forward and providing eye check-ups for the children of Home.
Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Co-ordinator of Indian Development Foundation congratulated IDF Social Ambassador Ms. Bernice Paradesi and the entire team from St. Xavier’s college for initiating such a wonderful social responsibility programme for the underprivileged children. Students from different colleges need to come forward and take part in the student social responsibility programmes, said Dr. Narayan.
Mr. Collin, Mr. Thomas and Mr. Sanjay from Lawrence and Mayo assisted Dr. Ravi for the eye check-ups. 8 first year BMS students from St. Xavier’s College assisted Berince Paradesi who included Anita Dhillon, Nikita Sharma, Zihan Ahmed, Karan Luthra, Suraj Sanap, Delia Frank, Anand Surve and Sebastian Cyriac,
“I am really happy that my college-mates have spent time in the two-day eye camp and learnt a lot of social service activities”, asserted Bernice Paradesi. The team from St. Xavier’s and Lawrence & Mayo felt proud of taking part in such a wonderful social event.