Bhubaneswar: Mr RN Mohanty, CEO of Sightsavers India (Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind), acquired the distinguished Prof. Biswambhar Rajguru Award by the Odisha State Ophthalmological Society. Odisha State Ophthalmological Society is the confederation of Ophthalmologists working within the state of Odisha instituted in 1969 and is likely one of the oldest medical professionals’ associations within the nation.
‘Prof. Biswambhar Rajguru Oration’ Award is given yearly to the reputed particular person for his/her excellent contribution and management within the discipline of public well being area of ophthalmology. Odisha State Ophthalmological Society selects people from Odisha who make excellent contribution inside and out of doors of the state within the development of ophthalmology within the combat in opposition to blindness.
Mr RN Mohanty was felicitated with the award for the yr 2020 within the annual digital convention of the society held on ninth Jan. 2021. He stated, “The distinguished award as soon as once more brings me extra duty and reinforces my dedication in direction of the reason for the organisation. Sightsavers India works in a number of the most impoverished rural districts together with twenty cities that witness large floating populations from the agricultural components of the nation.”
Within the span of the final 5 years, Sightsavers India has contributed to greater than 1 Million cataract surgical procedures in its eight main states together with Odisha. Immediately, Sightsavers in partnership with native NGOs and State Governments in India, is dedicated in remodeling the least served districts of the nation into self-sustainable and progressive ones in blindness management and in selling equal alternatives for individuals with disabilities.