Disha Eye Hospitals, the largest state-of-the-art eye hospital of Eastern India, conferred the 4th Disha Samman 2021 to acknowledge the achievements of visually challenged people and also the organizations who work towards the benefit of these people at a programme in Kolkata today.
The 4th Disha Samman 2021 was conferred upon Shri Kempahonnaiah, IAS, ADM – Paschim Medinipur, for his pledge to serve the public; Shri Tarak Chandra, a blind school teacher who is creating audio books for the blind and Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir – Krishnanagar, for their efforts in teaching the visually impaired. Shri Swapan Sarkar, the Principal of the school and Ms Susmita Khatun, a student received the award.
The ‘Disha Samman’ was handed over to the awardees by Shri Debashis Sen, IAS, Managing Director, WBHIDCO, Shri Subhaprasanna, Renowned Artist and Dr. Tanmoy Roy Choudhury, IPS, Additional Commissioner of Kolkata Police.
“This award is a humble attempt to honor the visually challenged individuals and organizations who could overcome their apparent problems to become heroes in real life. They have made a mark of their own with their accomplishments and have inspired many more” said Dr Debasish Bhattacharya, Chairman & Managing Director, Disha Eye Hospitals.
The Disha Samman consisted of a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 50,000/-.