Conference on ‘Clear Vision Nagaland’

Conference on ‘Clear Vision Nagaland’
CEO, IDAN, Alemtemshi Jamir and others at the conference in Kohima on May 3.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/3/2019 10:54:32 AM IST

A one day conference on “Clear Vision Nagaland” was held at Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland’s (IDAN) conference hall Kohima on May 3. 

The objective of the conference was to felicitate eye-care services for the people of Nagaland with assistance from VisionSpring India. 

A press release by IDAN deputy secretary, Chubawati Chang stated that the meeting proceeded with brief introduction by CEO, IDAN, Alemtemshi Jamir, where he stressed on the importance of bringing corporate bodies in the state to accelerate the pace of development. 

Key note address was presented by country director, VisionSpring India, Anshu Tanuja, who highlighted the activities of VisionSpring India and the importance of eye care. He further stated that “Clear Vision Nagaland” movement was to completely eliminate visual impairment in the state of Nagaland. In this regard, the country director has sought cooperation from government agencies, corporate bodies, NGOs and Churches. 

It may be mentioned that in 2018 through National Programme for Control of Blindness & Vision Impairment (NPCB & VI), 5000 powered glasses were distributed to students and 5000 to adults. The VisionSpring India aims to help NPCB & VI and Nagaland government in this direction through Clear Vision Movement. 

The conference ended with a decision to form inter-departmental core committee to be headed by department of Health & Family Welfare and to come out with modalities for implementation of the mission. 

The meeting was attended by officials from several other departments such as Social Welfare, H&FW, Labour, UNDP, MSME Government of India, besides representatives from corporate and NGO such as YouthNet, NEIDA, Nagaland Voluntary Health association, Caritas India, Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CISHR) Dimapur and Oking Hospital and Research Clinic, Kohima. Vote of thanks was delivered by OSD, IDAN, David Kire.

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