CMAI Conducts Successful Eye Camps for Garment Workmen in Mumbai
In pursuance of its commitment to social causes and in line with its declared objective of giving back to the Garment Industry, CMAI organized Three very successful Eye Camps on 18th - 20th April 2007, at Ashish Industrial Estate, Dadar, 25th April 2007 at Interlink Industrial Estate, Jogeshwari (E), and 27th April 2007 at Saibaba Mandir Compound, Malad Shopping Centre, Malad (W).
The Camps was conducted by Vision Foundation of India, a Non-Governmental Organisation working for Eye Care Services of the poorest of the poor of the Society.
Electronic checks were carried out by a Team of Opthalmologists on 1815 Workmen who attended the Camp during this period. 1098 Spectacles were given Free of Charge wherever required. The Camp revealed that as many as 54 Workmen were suffering from Cataract. In all 139 Workmen were referred to the Hospital run by Vision Foundation of India at Babulnath, for further follow-up.
Expenses for the running of the Camps including that on Spectacles was totally borne by CMAI.
Efforts of CMAI in organising and successfully running the Camps were lauded by both the Members and Workmen.
From the President's Desk
At the outset, a Warm Welcome to Smt. Smriti Irani! Great to have her back as the Minister in charge of Textiles, in addition to her Assignment of Women’s Empowerment and Child Development. As I have said earlier, it is rare to have a Minister who takes the pains to understand the issues of the Domestic Sector—most Textiles Ministers are confining themselves to the Export Segment of the Apparel Industry.
CMAI has initiated several Projects for the coming months— and always better to have at the helm a Minister who not only has the background of these initiatives but was involved in its conceptualisation also. Hopefully, .... Read More