Bry-Air (Asia), a flagship company of Pahwa Group pays a tribute to Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa on the occasion of World Sight Day. Dr. Pahwa, in his lifetime, conducted over half a million surgeries and had worked tirelessly in the Field of Vision. Dr. Pahwa helped innumerable people gain their eyesight.
He was an eminent eye surgeon known for his charitable work for the underprivileged in the field of vision, more so, for cataract surgery. He created a record by conducting 750 operations in a single day which made him the world’s greatest eye operator and won for him epithets such as Netra-Dev (God of the eyes). He has been honoured with many awards viz. the Padma Shri (1954), the title of Rai Bahadur (1921), Kesari Hind- Gold Medal (1924), Kesari Hind- Silver Medal (1912) etc. for his services to the society.
Bry-Air is carrying the legacy forward through the “Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa – Vision Outreach Program” wherein eye camps are organised and medicines, spectacles and Cataract surgery are all provided free of cost post consultation and check-ups.
Over the years, the company has organised 99 charitable eye camps so far in states like Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and
Delhi-NCR. Speaking on the occasion Anandita Pahwa, Head – CSR Initiatives, Pahwa Group said, “It is our pleasure to
serve the underdeveloped areas in the country like Dr. Pahwa did in his journey. We aim to spread health awareness and enrich lives through our CSR initiatives.”
The core objective of the company is to reach out to the direct beneficiaries through the CSR initiatives and mainly focusing on Vision (Eye Care), Education, Environment and Sustainability of the community. Bry-Air in association with their NGO partners has touched over 56,000 lives, directly in the past decade.