The hustle and bustle of the Diwali season is over. Patient numbers remained less in the first few days of November and this downtime was utilised to organise training programmes for staff to hone their skills and knowledge. Being a patient-centric organisation, Aravind did extensive campaigns to urge people to take measures to protect their eyes, especially during the festival season. With incidents of eye injuries and even loss of eyesight being reported every year during Diwali, videos featuring eye health safety tips while lighting fireworks were developed and these received good feedback from the public. With the Corona Virus still doing its rounds,  October Summit, the annual event held in honour of Dr. G. Venkataswamy was observed in a low key manner. Three programmes were organised as part of October Summit, two by LAICO and one by Aravind-Pondicherry. Vision centres play a great role in taking eye care to the rural masses. As a new initiative, these centres have started proactively reaching out to the rural communities to educate people about eye care. Free eye examination was also done at these programmes for the benefit of the needy. World Sight Day was observed elaborately in all the Aravind centres and most of the activities organised were in line with the theme for the year, “Love your eyes”.