About the eye bank : Acknowledgement
Very fondly and in all humility we acknowledge the help rendered by friends in one of the most difficult project we embarked on five years back. This steep up-climb was possible only with the teamwork of these friends. We are obligated to these well meaning persons who are sensitive to the cause of eye banking.
Today, we pride ourselves on drushti daan making a mark for itself in the eye-banking scenario of Orissa.
We are thankful to Dr Sidhanta Kar, Director of Kar clinic and Hospitals whose ready willingness gave birth to drushti daan eye bank at Kar Clinic in Bhubaneswar. We worked here for five years.
We are grateful to Dr. S.T. Muralidhar who was the Hony. Medical director, during this period. He gave his whole hearted support and services to drushtidaan.
L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar executed an MOU with drushti daan on 3rd April 07. This enabled drushti daan to shift its operations to their premises to function as a community eye bank. Thus opening a new and beautiful chapter for drushti daan. Our gratitude to Dr G. N. Rao, Dr. T. P. Das, Dr. Usha Gopinathan and Dr. Paul Dubord, Founder, Eyesight International, Canada, for their support.
HCRP (Hospital cornea retrieval program) :
The First HCRP was launched in Kalinga hospital and this program is successful. We are very grateful to the Management of Kalinga Hospital.
In May 2007 the Department of Health & family welfare, Government of Orissa, helped us to start off drushti daan’s Eye Donation Counselling Centre at the Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar to facilitate the HCRP. We grateful to the Department and the CMO of the Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.
Mobile Eye Clinic :
Our sincere thanks to the Rotary Community Services and the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar for having donated a van which is being used as a mobile eye clinic and also for awareness purposes.
Financial Assistances :
It is the financial support by well wishers that has made it possible for us to see our dreams being realized . The smallest of donation is of utmost value to us for it conveys the sentiments of the giver and our sincere thanks to them. The corporate houses who have helped us:
Eye Bank Association of India
Eye Sight International, Canada
HINDALCO Industries Limited
Indian Metal and Ferro Alloys Ltd.
Indian Oil Corporation
J B Boda Foundation
Larsen and Toubro Limited
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
National Aluminum Company Ltd.
Real Estate Developers Association
Encouragement By :
drushti daan is very proud to have the following dignitaries, celebrities and specialists associated with its activities who have been a great source of encouragement and support.
His excellency Mr. Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Orissa and
The First lady Smt Narmada Thakur.
The Ex-Governor of Orissa Shri Rajendaran and Smt Susheela Rajendran.
Shri Naveen Patnaik , Chief Minister of Orissa .
Shri Prasanna Patsani , Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha.
Shri Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, Minister Finance, Govt of Orissa.
Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan, Minister, Industry & Law, Govt of Orissa.
Shri Bijoyshree Routroy, Minister Health & Family Planning, Govt of Orissa.
Shri Duryodhan Majhi, Minister Health & Family Planning, Govt of Orissa.
Chief Secrateries to Govt of Orissa -
Shri D.P.Bagchi, I.A.S.,
Shri P.K.Mohanty, I.A.S.,
Shri Ajit Tripathy, I.A.S.,
Health & Family Welfare Secretaries -
Ms Meena Gupta, I.A.S,
Shri R.N.Senapat, I.A.S,
Shri Chinmoy Basu, I.A.S.
Shri D.N.Padhi, I.A.S., State Chief Information Commissioner,Orissa.
Vice Chancelor of Utkal University.
Ms. Jyoti Mishra - Cine artiste, Orissa.
Swami Arupa Nanda .
Not to forget :
The list of the people who are supporters and silent helpers of drushti daan is unending . We are indebted to them. Each brick no matter how small goes towards the making of an institution.