Armed with a degree in medicine and the ambition
to create an eye hospital of repute, Dr. Raghveer Saran Agarwal left his hometown
of Bulandshahr and came to the big city Delhi. Here he set up his
practice in one of the by lanes of the busy central areas of Delhi
called Darya Ganj. His address then was simple enough 15,
Darya Ganj, Delhi. Little did he know that this address would
be the foundation stone for future generations of eye surgeons.
The son of a farmer he had known the only security lay in tilling
the land, however now with a medical degree he wanted to stretch
out and lay his life towards the upliftment of human misery through
the practices of allopathic medicine
M.S; F.S.V.H.(Ger); F.R.S.H.(London); D.O
Received Best Paper Award
This young doctor has training in par with great
Ophthalmologists of the World in Europe and USA. While studying,
she has won a number of awards including the Rukmani Gold Medal
for the best undergraduate student in ophthalmology in 1980 and
the Dr. G.R. Bodiwala Gold Medal for best Post Graduate student
in M.S (Ophthalmalogy ) from the Gujarat University. She was the
recipient of the Pratham Tath Patra Award in 1990 from the Government
of Rajasthan for exemplary work in the field of Medicine and Ophthalmology.
She has conducted a number of programmes on Doordarshan and on the
Sri Lanka Network in Ophthalmology. She has been extensively involved
in the activities of All India Ophthalmological Society, including
conducting courses on computers in Ophthalmology. She has conducted
a number of camps in the rural belts for the downtrodden rural poor.
She has organised many conferences in India and Abroad (Pan Ophthalmologica).
She leads the research team and was associated with her father Dr.J.Agarwal
in the formulation of the new drug "Ferrocini". Furthermore, she
has published a number of papers at the national and international
level. She is at present the Joint Treasurer of All India Ophthalmological
Society. She has conducted free camps in various places at Kargil,
Jammu & Kashmir to treat the wounded soldiers during the War. She
has won the Best paper award at American Society of Cataract & Refractive
Surgery Convention in 2000 for her paper on "Internal tube of the
phaco machine causing endophthalmitis". She organised a Signature
campaign on 13th October 2000 against terrorism by Veerappan. This
campaign was done with the idea of get Film Actor Mr.Rajkumar released.
She was awarded the "Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2000" by
Ms.Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi on 21st November 2000 for
her contribution to society in eradicating blindness in India and
for her pioneering work done on Laser cataract surgery. She was
awarded the "Rashtriya Chikitsak Shiromani Award 2000" by the All
India Achiever's conference at a function held at New Delhi on 3rd
March 2001. This award for presented on the occasion of the 37th
National seminar on "Challenges in the new Millenium - serving society
through individual achievements". This was presented by Shri.Bachi
Singh Rawat - Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and
Shri.Ramesh Bais - Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
She has won the best paper award at American Society of Cataract
& Refractive Surgery conference at San Diego, USA in 2001 for her
paper on "Phakonit and Laser Sclerotomy". She has conducted Eye
camps at Bhuj, Gujarat and she treated more patients injured by
the Earthquake in February 2001.
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