The well-known Dr. Sanduk Ruit is honored with the renowned ISA Award. The government of Bahrain said to present Professor Dr. Sanduk Ruit with an award of USD 1 million.
Notice Date: February 5, 2023
It is commonly known that Nepalese ophthalmologist and social entrepreneur Sanduk Ruit has invented and advanced a low-cost, high-quality method for doing cataract surgery in developing countries. He has performed over 150,000 cataract surgeries and serves as the medical director of the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal. He also started the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization devoted to preventing and treating blindness in underprivileged countries. Dr. Sanduk Ruit received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2000, among others, for his contributions.
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The prize, established in Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa’s honor as a former Bahraini king, is presented every two years to a person or group working internationally in human welfare.
At the award announcement ceremony conducted on Tuesday in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, Sheikh Mohammad bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, a member of the royal family, gave Dr. Ruit the honor on the king’s behalf. Dr. Sanduk Ruit’s efforts to prevent blindness led to his selection for the ISA Award.
Dr. Ruit said the Isa Award is the most significant honor he has ever received after its announcement. Dr. Ruit told Kantipur, “I view this as the fruit of my lifelong repentance. I have always given my work my full attention. The only person aware of my life’s ups and downs is me. I have arrived here despite that. I have faced numerous life challenges and have significantly benefited from them. I move forward because of both of these.”
He added, ” The Isa Award is the biggest honor I have so far received. This honor will enable us to expand our campaign internationally. It will raise Nepal’s self-esteem, which is declining worldwide. I’ll keep working in the international sphere to boost the spirits of all Nepalese.”
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