Aurolab, January 28
Aurolab celebrated its 31st anniversary in the last week of January. Dr. P. Ramesh, Founder, Aarthy Eye Hospital was the chief guest and delivered a special talk. Dr. G. Natchiar, Trustee, Aurolab and Director Emeritus, AECS; Dr. P. Balakrishnan Managing Director Emeritus, Aurolab; and Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi, Chief – Vision Rehabilitation Centre, Aravind-Madurai graced the occasion with their presence. R.D. Sriram, Managing Director, Aurolab offered felicitations.
Service awards were distributed to the employees. Students from Madurai Natya Kalalaya performed a dance drama, depicting the life story of the famous Tamil freedom fighter, Veeramangai Velunatchiyaar. Aurolab staff put up a skit titled, ‘Vithi Mathi Vilaiyaadal’. Winners of the various competitions held in Aurolab were given prizes during the occasion.
Aurolab, January 27
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), a concept originated in Japan, is a strategic method for continual improvement and excellence in all aspects of an organisation. It helps improve productivity, quality, cost, delivery, morale, safety, and environment. A hugely successful management strategy tool, it involves everyone in the organisation regardless of cadre. Aurolab has been experimenting with TPM for about a year and the results have been fabulous. To celebrate this and to deploy it formally across the organisation, a special event was organised.
Mr. S. Ramasubramanian, Head – Manufacturing System, Sundaram Fasteners Ltd; who has vast experience in TPM implementation and won awards was the chief guest and delivered a special talk. Aurolab’s TPM counsellors, Mr. Yuvaraj, Mr. Sri Karthikeyan and TPM consultant, Mr. Vadamalaiyappan were also present at the ceremony. Dr. P. Namperumalsamy, Trustee, Aurolab and Chairman-Emeritus, AECS; Dr. G. Natchiar, Trustee, Aurolab and Director Emeritus – AECS, and Dr. P. Balakrishnan, Managing Director Emeritus, Aurolab graced the occasion with their presence and presented awards to the best contributors of TPM.
A presentation on the 8 pillars of TPM was given by the chairpersons of the respective pillars. R.D. Sriram and Dr. G. Natchiar launched the TPM logo, slogan, and symbol of Aurolab.
Aurolab, January 13
Pongal festival was celebrated with great fervor at Aurolab. Senior members and doctors from the Aravind Eye Care System, and staff from the Poovanthi Institute of Rehabilitation and Elder Care attended the event. Staff put up traditional performances like Silambattam, Oyilattam and Kummi.
Participation in Conferences
Aurolab participated in the TNOA mid-year conference held at Courtallam in the last week of January and created awareness on its products such as the Aurovue Vivid, Aurovue EV Toric IOL, and Hummingbird lite. It took part in the Annual Conference of Haryana Ophthalmological Society during January 21-22 and provided phaco training for doctors. It also displayed several of its products.