1st October 2019: Sightsavers’ received recognition for its work in the field of eye health at the India edition of the Mahatma Awards 2019. On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Sightsavers India won the Mahatma Award for Social Good 2019 at an event in New Delhi.
Sightsavers India CEO, Mr RN Mohanty received the honour from noted philanthropist, Ms Rajashree Birla and Mr Amit Sachdeva, a true Gandhian and the founder of the Mahatma Award.
Every year, Mahatma Award is presented to individuals and organisations in acknowledgement of their achievements. The award is named in the honour of Mahatma Gandhi. The 2019 India edition of Mahatma Award was hosted by Liveweek and co-hosted by Charitnation. Among the other organisations and individuals, Sightsavers was nominated for demonstrating excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, civic and social responsibility.
Sightsavers CEO, Mr RN Mohanty said, “It is a huge and wonderful moment for us as an organisation. Sightsavers has supported treatment for over 36.5 million patients having potential eye problems and performed more than 5 million sight restoration surgeries. I am very happy that we are receiving this award along with many other stalwart organisations that have been doing some fabulous work at the grassroots. Such honours encourage us to re-double our efforts and to do more.”