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Bliss 102015


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September 2015 issue of Bliss, the voice of SYMA - contains details of celebrations commemorating 25 years of Medical SErvice, to be conducted on Oct 2, 2015 at Triplicane, Chennai t

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  1. 1. BLISS VOICE OF SRINIVAS YOUNGMEN’S ASSOCIATION From Editor’s Desk . . . Regd.No. 200/6 Syma Website : For internal circulation only Estd : 1977 SYMA members are working overtime towards the all important celebrations on Oct 2nd. Our Medical centrewas started on 16th August 1989 and we are planning to celebrate our 25 years of medical service in a grand way. On Gandhi Jayanthi day, we are having a medical camp at SHG Terapanth Bhavan, to be inaugurated by Dr J Radhakrishnan, IAS, Secretary to Govt, Health and Family Welfare Dept., It is the good fortune of SYMA that His Holiness Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Pontiff of Kanchi Mutt will be blessing us and release the special souvenir on the occasion. We invite you all for the function and the invitations are on page 3. We intend honouring all our Doctors who have provided medical consultation at our Centre as also all our volunteers who have strived over the years rendering service with great commitment. We look forward to all our members and supporters to join us in this task. Special thanks to all of you for sourcing advertisements and funds for the souvenir. India and the United States kicked off a crucial dialogue with the US leaders saying America wants to be “India’s best friend” and India asserting that their relationship is defined by natural synergy of democracies.The assertions were made at a business conclave and the statement of US Vice President Joe Biden that their goal is to become India’s best friend does assume significance. Back home, Pretoria is embarking on a 72 day tour scheduled to play 3 T20, 5 ODI and 4 Tests. The series is known as Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series, with the teams playing for the Freedom Trophy. Uncapped off-spinning, hard-hitting all rounder from Punjab, Gurkeerat Singh has been picked. Moving on, this attempt at Gurgaon ‘Car Free day’ deserves appreciation. It is stated that more than 400 buses will be made available for commuters and the Organisers have even received demands for bicycles from various corporate houses and the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon. The move is expected to reduce the vehicular traffic at least for a day as many are expected to shun their cars and turn to public transport. Will such a thing happen in Chennai and other metropolis too ? Invite you all for our Function on Oct 2nd. With regards – S. Sampathkumar. Volume 13 Issue 9 SEPTEMBER - 2015
  2. 2. 2 Sept. 11, was not just another day – ~ World over, it is remembered for different reasons – at USA it rekindles that black day of 2001 when World Trade centre was razed to the ground with hundreds getting killed; it is the day on which Swami Vivekananda addressed at Chicago. It is the day when MahakaviSubrahmaniyaBarathi, passed away [though it is corrected to be 12thSept 1921 !] Safety is everybody’s concern accidents unfortunately do occur – lot many of them can be avoided by observing safety and many lives saved by immediately attending to them. All users of a road including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, passengers in vehicles, its drivers and others face risk on road. Best-practice road safety strategies focus upon the prevention of serious injury and death. Accidents could be avoided if road rules are followed properly and citizens, especially students are vested with the responsibility of educating others on road safety. India should press for concrete measures in the proposed sustainable development goals (SDG) by the United Nations with an aim to halving the number of deaths in road accidents, Road, Transport and Highways Minister NitinGadkari has said. Nearer home, we have Kasturba Gandhi hospital [popularly Gosha hospital] which dates back to 1890s. The Madras government took over the management of this hospital in 1921. Inside this century old institution, a wonderful service functions – tens of thousands of calls made everyday seeking emergency aid lands here, for it is here the Office and call centre of 108 Ambulance services of Tamilnadu functions. It is a fine example of Govt Private joint entrepreneurship. GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI), the major corporate social responsibility arm of GVK, was established in April, 2005. It provides integrated Emergency Response services promptly responding to millions of emergencies and save lives nationally. Now it is functional in more than 14 states. In Tamilnadu alone it has more than 600 ambulance that include a fleet specialising neo- natal care. On Friday evening, Executive from EMRI 108 services, Mr B Prabhudoss was at our SYMA Growth talking to more than 100 students with scores of interested parents. He started with the video of our Hon’ble APJ [who unfortunately is not alive] who was Chairman Emeritus of EMRI.The videos depicting the activities of 108 ~ and the way they respond; the facilities available inside the ambulance which looks like a fortified hospital capable of providing critical health care were well received. Mr Prabhudoss drove home the point that people should readily come forward to help those in distress. It was demonstrated by a call to 108 from a mobile. At the time of calling, the caller should clearly say the basic information like : the exact location of the incident [place/ street/ city / district – identifiable landmark etc.,]; the type of emergency; no. of mtru cjÉ¡F 108 people injured and condition of the injured. The caller’s name and contact no. to facilitate location guidance. A couple of new things learnt other than many other useful info : For calling there is no age limit; even children can call but – absolutely no prank calls. Remember that such a play could harm the attention and care for somebody direly in need of ambulance. The well-trained drivers are known as ‘ pilots ’ – the attendants are so well trained that can use injections on moving vehicle even to extremely delicate kids. Ambulances are equipped with extrication tools too. People should accompany the injured person, only when necessary. They can assist by taking care of the belongings of the injured, informing their relatives and friends and the like but without exaggerating and without creating too much of fear and commotion. Ambulances will carry those affected persons safely – to the Govt hospital or to a nearby well-equipped hospital, if the patient or their close relatives decide so. With so many vehicles, good infrastructure, motivated people at the helm, trained staff – the well-meaning initiative of 108 is really doing wonders – in the city where traffic is always chaotic and not many realise the need for drawing to the left, leave the right lane clear for the ambulance movement. Simplest of the things that drivers can do – is – don’t wait till the ambulance is behind you – once you hear the siren or are aware of the emergency, please do not keep driving, take your vehicle to the left lane – leave a clear path. One can get delayed to Office or to a meeting, to a cinema, or anything else - those in ambulance must be taken to the hospital at the earliest and it is bounden duty of every citizen to ensure that such a thing happens. The programme certainly made a good impact on the minds of listeners. Mr Prabhu further dwelt on another important service ‘ 104 ’ – an initiative of Tamil Nadu Health System Project, this service is also operated by GVK-Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI). Understand that they have mapped the entire public and private health care institutions across Tamil Nadu. Callers from any part of the State would be directed to the nearest healthcare with requisite facilities to treat ailments. The primary objective of the helpline is to provide the caller with the immediate home remedies for most aliments such as vomiting and minor injuries. A team of doctors have been deployed exclusively to man the helpline. However, if they feel that a physical intervention is required the caller will be immediately referred to a hospital and the call transferred to 108 Emergency Response services. SYMA records its thanks and gratitude to GVK EMRI and to Mr B Prabhudoss.
  3. 3. 3 SALUTE THE MEN IN UNIFORM Great hearty salute to these men ! – they safeguard the Nation, protecting people like us.Do you love Hockey and have a liking for Hockey players ~do you know the names of our National heroes away from remembering Sachin Tendulkar, Dhoni, Kohli, Ashwin…… our love, affection and respect for them would go many notches, after reading this. Jugraj Singh, DaljitDhillon& his brother Baljit, all played for India. Suspected Pakistani terrorists stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on 27th July 2015, killing seven people and wounding 10 others – the terror strike came weeks after Prime ministers Shri NarendraModi and Nawaz Sharif met in Russia and agreed that top security officers from the two countries would meet to discuss counter-terrorism. The 11-hour siege in Punjab ended after government forces surrounded the building in Dinanagar town and gunned down the three militants suspected to be from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The area’s superintendent of police (detective), Baljit Singh, was among those killed, apart from three security personnel and three civilians. Dhyan Chand, the wizard known for his superb ball control, scored more than 400 goals during his international career. This Rajput joined the Indian Army at an young age and in the initial years, played army hockey tournaments and regimental games. We should hail our hockey stars – not only for playing the National game – more for this – the stars were part of Gurdaspur Operations. *** Press reports statged that - three former Indian hockey players - drag flick expert Jugraj Singh, former India captain Baljit Dhillon and his brother DaljitDhillon, were all called to join the Punjab Police team which was involved in the operation to eliminate the terrorists who had attacked the border town of Dinanagar near Gurdaspur on July 27. The trio had been rushed to Gurdaspur from their place of posting soon after the attack on the police station.Daljit (DSP-Attari, Kapurthala) and Jugraj (DSP- Investigation, Amritsar Rural) were part of the operation during the day while Baljit, Superintendent of Police, Investigation (Hoshiarpur), was asked to be ready for action if the operation stretched beyond the evening. The star player said that there was only one thought when he received the orders – to save the people. “We had no feeling. No fear. The only thing on our minds was to achieve our target, to save the people,” he said. Baljit said he was lucky to get the opportunity to serve the country in its hour of crisis. “Yeh to farzbantahai (This is my duty). It’s an honour to be part of the Punjab Police and get such opportunities to serve the country. Homage to the fearless SP Baljit Singh and other cops who died in action and appreciations to the Hockey stars – Baljit Singh, Daljit Singh and Jugraj.
  4. 4. 4 Editor : S. Sampath Kumar, & : 28442593. cW¥ãd®fËlÄUªJ brŒâfŸ, JQ¡FfŸ cgnahf¡ F¿¥òfŸ tunt‰f¥gL»‹wd. mQf nt©oa KftÇ : irkh BLISS irkh bko¡fš br‹l® 29, Jsá§f bgUkhŸ nfhÆš bjU âUtšÈ¡nfÂ, br‹id -600 005.ngh‹:28445050 & : T.A. Sampathkumar 9841078109 . S.Sampathkumar 9940086033 R. Sanjeevi 9940086026 E-mail : Website : To SYMA SEVA AWARD SYMA is wedded to the cause of social service – Educational Assistance has been our preferred field for long. Every children has the right to be educated. Only education will uplift them to higher echelons. In this beautiful World, most students are frightened to face the Public examinations. SYMA’s vision is to provide good quality education training free of cost for those students who suffer for want of opportunities; This year we have an additional section in X Std. Now we have 2 English medium sections in X std; 1 Tamil medium; +2 Commerce & +2 Science group – over all around 155 students. In our Educational Aid Function, every year, we also honour a good Samaritan conferring SYMA Seva Award. This year, it was a person who has been doing great service at our tuition Centre – SYMA Growth. Madam Smt. K.N. Vijayalakshmi has been associated with SYMA Growth since inception imbibing language skills to students with passion and dedication. She retired as Headmistress of NKT National Boys High School in 2000 after completing 4 decades of service. At 74, her enthusiasm and passion are exceptional and we at SYMA [and our students] have benefitted by her knowledge, compassion, teaching skills. We believe her to be an Extraordinary Role Model and this year in our Function, we were happy to bestow ‘SYMA Seva Award 2015’ in recognition of her outstanding contributions in the field of Educational Service and service to society at large. Thanks Madam for accepting our Award and we bow to your exemplary service. EYE CAMP ON 15.8.2015 On the great day of our National Independence, SYMA continues to dedicate itself to the service of the Nation, remember the patriotic deeds and sacrifices of so many, because of whom we are breathing free air. At 8.30 am, the National flag was hoisted by Dr Ashok Rangarajan, Director, Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal. After this, we proceeded to Triplicane Permanent Fund. Over the past decade and half and more, we have been conducting Eye Camp on Nation’s Independence Day. Every year, it has been happening at Sri SeerviSamajBhavan, whose management have been associating with us for the event. This year due to construction activities, the venue was not available and Triplicane Permanent Fund readily pitched in. At 9.00am the Eye Camp was inaugurated at Fund KalyanaMantap at Singarachari Street. This camp for detection of cataract was organized in association with Pammal Sri Sankara Eye Hospital, Lions Club of ChennaiVeenus, Sri KanchikamakotiSankara Medical Trust and Triplicane Permanent Fund. It is our fortune to be associated with a great hospital committed to serving poor, stretching out to small villages and helping more than 2 lakh people providing vision. Miracles cannot cure blind but together we can is their catchline. It is heartening to know that they have recently expanded in a big way at far off Samarjhola, Odisha with a multibedded hospital that has facilities for comprehensive eye Care, investigations and outpatient treatment, low vision clinic, contact lens clinic, special clinic for children, micro phaco cataract surgeries for spectacle free vision, and glaucoma services. We are ever thankful to the Doctors, Medical and other staff of Sankara Eye Hospital and special thanks are due to Mr J Babu. More than 250 persons had registered in the camp. Around 190 were screened. More than 20 were found requiring cataract surgery. 15 persons were taken to the hospital at Pammal and underwent cataract surgery. 25 persons were prescribed spectacles – and were given free – in memory of our beloved KE Raghavan, who was snatched away from our midst few years ago. We place on record our appreciation to Mr MA Sadagopan for the coordination and arrangement of the Eye Camp. A group of our Office bearers visited them and enquired their well being. Those underwent operation were brought back and dropped at Triplicanea day after surgery. The beneficiaries were very happy and blessed SYMA for our active social service and wished the well being of all of us. We at SYMA continue to strive for the betterment of society and provide helping hand to the poor and needy