VisionSpring on mission to eliminate visual impairment
Dimapur, May 5 (EMN): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Investment and Development Authority Nagaland (IDAN), Alemtemshi Jamir has stressed on the importance of bringing corporate bodies into the state to accelerate the pace of development in diverse areas.
Alemtemshi Jamir stated this during his introductory speech at a one-day conference on “Clear vision Nagaland” held at IDAN’s conference hall. The conference was organised to facilitate eye-care services for the people of Nagaland with assistance from India VisionSpring.
Delivering a keynote address, Anshu Tanuja, Country Director of India VisionSpring, highlighted about activities of India VisionSpring and the importance of eye care. He stated that “Clear vision Nagaland” movement was to eliminate visually impaired completely in the state of Nagaland.
In this regard, the country director of India VisionSpring sought cooperation of government agencies, corporate bodies, NGOs and churches for the success of the mission.
It may be mentioned that in 2018 through NBCP, a total of 2000 powered glasses were distributed to students and 3000 to adults, which was too short of the requirement. India VisionSpring sought to help NBCP and Nagaland government in this direction through ‘Clear Vision Movement.’
The meeting was attended by officials from several other departments such as Social Welfare, Health and Family Welfare, Labour, MSME- Government of India, besides representatives from corporate and NGOs such as YouthNet, NEIDA, Nagaland Voluntary Health Association, Caritas India, Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CISHR), Oking Hospital and Research Clinic.
The conference concluded with a decision to form inter-departmental core committee headed by the Health and Family Welfare department to come out with modalities for implementation of the mission. The vote of thanks was delivered by David Kire, OSD, IDAN.