Saturday, 24 December 2016

Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai gets Rotary Award

On 21st December, 2016, Rtn.Aslam Merchant, President, ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY WEST proudly to presented Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2016-17 to Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai for his outstanding achievements as Management Speaker, Trainer, Author and Consultant.

Dr.Pillai’s research work on Chanakya’s Arthashastra which earned him Doctorate in Arthashashtra.  His books on the subject and his understanding about how the eternal principles of management that have for over 2400 years studied and practiced by kings has benefited the present generation and the corporate world.  This has globally highlighted the rich culture, heritage and treasures of our country and its relevance in present times.

Dr.Pillai’s initiative of creating future leaders for India through a free course on Arthashastra by his Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership in partnership with University of Mumbai’s Department of Philosophy which aims to initiate a model of good governance for India, his strategy training programmes for Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, several public and private sector organizations, IITs,IIMs, Institute of Science (IISc) and NGOs and his over 200 articles and papers for various newspapers, journals and magazines have been his means of giving back to the society the knowledge and wisdom he acquired from his over 25 years of learning, research and teaching experience.

He has truly displayed an exceptional commitment and high achievement in his profession which has not only resulted in advancement of the vocation but has also positively impacted our nation.

In his response, Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai thanked the Club for the honour bestowed on him.  He said every award that he receives acts as a boost to continue the work he has taken up, particularly educating the youth about the rich culture and heritage of India.

Later, President Rtn.Aslam Merchant along with other dignitaries on the dais released his latest book Chanakya in Daily Life to a resounding applause by the audience.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Eye Checkup At Schools

Eye exams for children also are very important to insure normal vision development and confirm that children have the visual acuity and vision skills required for schoolwork and other activities. Children don't always know what "normal" vision looks like, so they're unlikely to complain of vision problems. However, because vision is so closely linked to the learning process, undetected learning-related vision problems can lead to trouble with schoolwork.

Upon request received from S.S.Sahney High School, Khar and Smt.K.J.Fidai Diamond Jubilee High School, Andheri, the Club organized Eye Check Up Camps at the School premises in association with Lotus College of Optometry (a Division of Lotus Eye Hospital, JVPD, Mumbai).  Over a period of 3 days, a total of over 1300 students were screened and around 40 of them were prescribed corrective lenses.  A few students were referred to the Lotus Eye Hospital for further examination.

To those who required spectacles, Lotus Eye Hospital offered them at a nominal cost of Rs.275/- per student.  Upon recommendation of the school authorities, the Club has offered subsidizing the cost for students from ultra-poor families.