Sankara Nethralaya, the leading Institution
in Eye Care Management and Sri Narayani Hospital & Research
Centre joined hands in collaboration to cater to the ophthalmic
needs of this rural area.
The inaugural function of Eye Department and the beginning of the
partnership were held on 20.01.2006 with the blessings of our beloved
Sri Sakthi Amma. At around 11.00 a.m. Arul Thiru Sakthi Amma lighted
the Kuthuvilakku and blessed the Eye O.P.D., the Eye Ward and the
new Ophthalmic Operation Theatre.
Amma prepares the Kuthuvilakku
Amma lights the Kuthuvilakku Lamp
Welcoming the gathering, Mr. N. Balaji, the Director of Sri Narayani
Hospital & Research Centre explained the pros and cons of
this joint effort in coming to an understanding with
Mr N. Balaji welcomes the gathering
Hospital staff and others at the
Sankara Nethralaya and gratefully remembering the sincerity of
His Holiness Arul Thiru Sakthi Amma for allowing the partnership
and the kindness of Dr. Badrinath for accepting the proposal.
Dr. Dr.Vijayaraghavan addresses the gathering
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dr.Vijayaraghavan, CEO of the SITAR
Co. in Bangalore, explained the necessity for collaboration in any
venture by giving a few examples. He mentioned about the computer
chip production industry that it is not possible for any company
to take up the business all-alone, as this business involves a heavy
financial commitment and the involvement of advanced technological
exchanges. He was glad that Sri Narayani Hospital & Research
Centre has joined hands with Sankara Nethralaya for a noble cause.
He also invited Sri Narayani Hospital to participate in the PURA
project. He also mentioned that the Honourable President of India,
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was so fascinated about the Sripuram Project
of Sri Narayani Peedam that he has mentioned about this project
while he was addressing a group of foreign dignitaries.
Dr. Badri Rickhi addresses the gathering
The next speaker, Dr. Badri Rickhi of Canada, in his address recalled
the miraculous achievements of His Holiness by making a reference
to the Hospital Plan which was ready within two days. He also mentioned
that whatever Amma wishes, happens in reality. On behalf of all
the foreign devotees, he expressed the solidarity with Sri Narayani
The following is AMMA’s speech at the function.
“SARVA MANGALA MANGALYE SIVE SARVATHA
SARANYE THRAYAMBAGE GOWRI NARAYANI NAMOSTHUTHE”
Amma addresses the gathering
There is a phrase in Sanskrit. ‘Narajenmam Dhurlabam’
which means Human birth is special and unique. Of all the life beings,
human being is unique because only human beings can think of others
and can do good deeds. The feelings such as hunger, sleep, save
etc. is common to all life beings including human but to love and
do good to others is possible only by human beings. One can satisfy
oneself only by applying one’s skill to the maximum capacity.
All other wealth cannot be fully utilized. Even if a man owns ten
houses, he can sleep in only one house. He cannot sleep in all the
ten houses at the same time. If a man has a lot of money, he can
spend only a portion of it and the rest has to be kept at home are
to be deposited in a bank. He cannot consume all the money he possesses.
Whenever you get a chance to do something good, do it immediately
without delay or waiting for another time. That time may never come
again because man’s mind is always changing. To illustrate
this point here is a small story. A wealthy man wanted to offer
Rs.20/- during a holy procession. Some people before him worshipped
God and offered only Rs.10/- each. This man thought that while every
other person offers only Rs.10/- why should I offer Rs.20/-. Hence
he took Rs.10/- out of his hand and put it into his pocket. A little
later some poor people came and offered Rs.5/- each. Thoughtfully
this man withdrew Rs.5/- from his hand and put it into his pocket.
Further a little while, a few beggars came and offered some coins
that they had collected through begging. Now, this man thought that
his contribution might not be of any significance and offered nothing.
So, whenever there is a chance to do good, do it then and there.
Always think that you have all that you need and think that you
are born to give. Then you will have everything in abundance so
that you will be able to give to those who don’t have. The
talents within you are your wealth. Make full use of your talents
to help others. When Amma came to this place in Thirumalaikodi,
it was a barren land filled with all kinds of wild and thorny plants.
It felt impossible to walk through without footwear. But now you
see the towering temples, green lawns, air-conditioned buildings,
beaming lights and so on.
How was it possible that such a drastic and heartening change happened?
It’s all because of the love that our Divine Mother showers
on us and the faithful love reciprocated from us. Hence, serve with
love. You doctors and staff of this hospital are considered to be
next to God. Man turns to God only when all his efforts prove futile.
If a patient comes to you, he feels that you are his final rescue.
The greatest opportunity is given to you all to serve in this hospital.
Use this opportunity and serve humanity with love and concern.
AMMA BLESSES THAT ALL THE LIFE BEINGS IN THIS UNIVERSE
SHALL LIVE WITH ALL THE VIRTUES, PEACE AND HAPPINESS”