New Delhi, 4th December 2023: Staying true to its commitment to enhancing lives through CSR activities, Bry-Air, the flagship company of Pahwa Group, organized its 13th Biannual Eye Camp at Moga, Punjab. The camp was conducted on 3rd December at Mathra Das Civil Hospital in association with a local NGO partner, Bhartiya Jagriti Manch.
The camp was visited by more than 2500 number of people from the villages of Singha Wala, Naar Khote, Sapu Wala, Tareywala, Budh Singh Wala, Chadek, Malinwala, Khote Patti Mohabbat, Marion, Ramu Wala Kalam, and Moga district. During the camp, 104 number of people were identified with the need to get cataract surgery. As part of the initiative, 1200 medicines and 300 spectacles were distributed free of cost to the people attending the camp.
The 13th Biannual Eye Camp was inaugurated jointly by Sanjeev Saini, Chairman, Blooming Buds School, Moga, along with Anandita Pahwa, Head-CSR Pahwa Group, in the presence of Indu Puri. Along with this, the camp was graced by the presence of Dr Amandeep Kaur Arora, MLA, Moga, and other eminent personalities of Moga as well.
The company has been organizing the camp since 2012 as a gesture to pay tribute to Rai Bahadur Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa. During his lifetime, Dr. Pahwa conducted over half a million surgeries. Along with this, his relentless work as a philanthropist in the field of vision, especially cataract surgery for the underprivileged, won him the recognition of Netra-Dev (God of Eyes).
Following his passion for helping people gain their eyesight, he created a record of conducting 750 operations in a single day, which made him the world’s greatest eye operator. Acknowledging his dedication to enriching lives through such initiatives, he has been commemorated with many awards, namely, Padma Shri (1954), the title of Rai Bahadur (1921), Kesari Hind- Gold Medal (1924), Kesari Hind- Silver Medal (1912).
Carrying forward his legacy of conducting charitable work for the underprivileged in the field of vision and cataract surgery, till date the company has organized 115 eye camps where they have treated around 40228 people over the years. During the period, 3269 people have successfully received cataract surgeries, accompanied by the distribution of 24991 free spectacles along with 31623 free medicines.
Speaking on the occasion, Anandita Pahwa, Head -CSR Pahwa Group said, “As a responsible company, we firmly believe in bringing about the change in society we want, rather than waiting for the change to happen. Along similar lines, we keep conducting such CSR activities to help people with eye-related problems gain their eyesight. Owing to our continuous effort, we have been able to help a significant number of people over time and wish to support more people in the years to come.”
Elaborating on the same, Bhartiya Jagriti Manch said, “As an organization, we diligently work towards enhancing people’s lives. The collaboration with Bry-Air gave us an opportunity to help create awareness and provide medical assistance to underserved people. It played a pivotal role in directly reaching out to the beneficiaries and providing them with the free-of-cost services at the camp.”