Our Emblem and Our Motto
(The Sun, The Veena, The Lotus and The Eye)
Sun: According to ancient Indians and
Iranians, the Sun illuminates the best image of Divine and it
is not only the source of all physical light but it also signifies
the principles of awakening and intellectual animation. The Sun
is the prevading spirit of sight which enables the eye to see
light and the forms of objects.
: It is the symbolic representation of the spirit of learning.
A blessing to all students who are actively engaged in the pursuit
of knowledge and the search for truth is invoked by such symbolic
and The Eye: The lotus eyed individual is considered to be
one endowed with physical and mental clarity of vision besides
the purity of sight and thought. By this symbolic representation
it is sought to exhort those working in the 'Centre' to have purity
of vision and thought; and help allay the suffering of human beings
from eye diseases and to bring about clarity of vision, splendour
and beauty of eyes.
Ma Jotir Gamaya (From Darkness to Light)
is the manifestation of all ophthalmic and spiritual knowledge.
It indicates that we stand for leading individuals "From Darkness
to Light" - physically, mentally, ethically and spiritually without
distinction of caste or creed.
To a teacher
and research worker it implies to uncover more knowledge which
is still under cover by a real effort in the search for truth.
To a student
it urges to remove his inner darkness of thought and action by
imbibing knowledge and also to step forward in the common efforts
of search for truth in keeping with the Motto of the Republic
of India "Truth alone prevails".
To the ophthalmic
surgeons and physicians it exhorts to restore vision whenever
it is lost and to prevent the loss of vision i.e., it exhorts
them to lead those under their care "From Darkness to Light".
workers it shows that they should not despair at the physical
loss of sight because one can still be led from the Darkness in
life so created by specially executed programmes to a more fruitful
and bright life. All that is required is fortitude, courage and
To the patient
it is a hope that the dedicated workers in the centre will lead
them "From Darkness to Light" .- Physically, ethically, and spiritually.