I am extremely happy that a scientific body has taken shape and slowly grown to this level in the last 25 years. During my training in United States in ophthalmology, I had attended many ARVO meetings in America and fascinated about how science was taught and propagated through such national bodies. I had a good fortune of starting a similar one in India the Indian Eye Research Group (ARVO – India) with assistance from Dr G N Rao of L V Prasad Eye Institute and others. It has honored me by instituting an oration in my name in the 25th annual meeting held recently. It is a great honour and I am very happy to share the same with you. Dr Vasudeva Lakshmi Narayanan was awarded this year’s oration award and he happens to be my student.
Dr S S Badrinath