Jamshedpur, Nov. 4: Two schools Narbheram Hansraj English School Bistupur and Loyola Project School where covered by Lions Club of Jamshedpur Steel City on the second day of ‘Sight for Kids’ programme launched by Lions Fraternity of Jamshedpur.
At Narbheram Hansraj English School Bistupur, 600 students were screened among whom 29 were found suitable for using spectacles and they will be provided with glasses free of cost soon. In addition, 17 were found with certain diseases and will be referred to local hospitals by Lions Fraternity for further treatment.
At Loyola Project School, 1040 students were screened, out of which 25 will be provided spectacles free of cost. Another 22 students were detected with some eye aliment and will be provided further treatment.
Rajnish Kumar, first vice-district governor visited Narbheream Hansraj English School (NHES) in the morning, while Kanchan Singh, district governor was present at Loyola Project School in the second half.
President of Lions Club of Jamshedpur Steel City, Vandana MIshra, secretary Sunita Singh, Meena Bhagat, Pranati Das, Monika Sharma, Ripa Dutta, Homai Patel actively took part in the programme. Vinita Shah, Regions Chairperson coordinated the programme.
It is worth mentioning here that Lions Clubs International along with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies have collaborated to provide eye health education and eye care access to millions of children since 2002 through “Sight for Kids,” a school based program that mobilizes volunteers to provide eye health education, high quality vision screenings and referral access to professional eye care and treatment, including eyeglasses.
In Jamshedpur, this programme was conducted four years back. Now Lions Fraternity of Jamshedpur has relaunched this programme in a very big way again by involving all the ten Lions Clubs in Jamshedpur.
The programme will be held throughout the week till Saturday and every Lions Clubs have been provided specific dates to conduct the programme in various schools as per their choice and convenience.