To reach out to the helpless and downtrodden neglected elderly of Puducherry, a MoU was signed with Rotary Club of Puducherry- Aurocity on the 1st of September 2021. The activity was collectively called “Project Pallandu” aimed to address the dental needs of the elderly living in old age homes and other centers adopted by the Rotary Club of Puducherry, Aurocity.
Photograph – Legend – MoU signed by the Principal Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences with Rotary Club of Puducherry, Aurocity representative in the presence of Head of the department – Dr. Manoharan PS and Rotary Club secretary Mr. AshokFollowing the MoU with Rotary Club of Puducherry, Aurocity, the Department ofProsthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth conducted Geriatric Oral Health Screening for the elderly population at a remote village Morattandi near the outskirts of Puducherry on the 26th of September 2021.Dr. Manoharan PS, Professor and Head of the department. Dr. Rajkumar, Reader, Dr. Sai Kiran Koppolu, Dr. Varsha and Dr. Jenie Rosna post graduates attended the outreach activity. An invited expert on Nutrition, Dr. Santhalakshmy from the Food Technology Department, of Sri Manakula Vinayaka Institute of Technology, Puducherry also provided nutritional counseling and advice for the elderly in the village. The village is the adopted by the organisation.