Dr.Subhash Prasad,born in a middle class family in Giridih,now a district in Jharkhand in 1965. He has been very meritorious since his school days and always dreamt of becoming doctor.He did his graduation(MBBS) from Patna Medical College,Patna and later on joined country’s premier institute,ALL India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi to do postgraduation in Ophthalmology.After passing PG,he joined there as Senior Resident,but his desire to contribute in his state made him to join Regional Institute of Ophthalmology,IGIMS,Patna as Assistant professor.After spending 6 years,he started his own eye centre,Divyadrishti Eye Centre Pvt Ltd in Patna in Nov.2002 with the aim of providing comprehensive eye care services using the best in technology and skills. Since its inception in 2002 it has always strived to offer the best to the ophthalmic patients and has been the frontrunner in delivering specialized eye care services for various disorders of the eye.The new building was inaugurated by honble Chief minister of Bihar,Sri Ntish Kumar on 23rd June,2013.This centre is built up in 7500 sq.feet with all modern facilities. Due to the growing demand by our own patients of eastern Patna,we opened our branch at Kankarbagh in May,2016. Besides these 2 centres,we run a hospital,NAYANDRISHTI, managed by a trust,Mohini Devi Charitable Trust to provide free services to poor patients.
Padmashri Sudha Varghese
IN SEARCH OF THE POOR IN BIHAR
Sudha Varghese read in a magazine that the poor in Bihar have no place to live so they make small hut At a tender age of 16, a strong attraction captured my total attention. And this attraction was to see and know the poverty and poor of Bihar which seemed so unique. I was touched by what s on the roadside and live in those huts. It was hard for me to believe this. Wanted to experience this and see if there is anything I can do for them. I had no idea what this unknown world held for me but certainly there was the desire and readiness to commit myself to a good cause. I came to Bihar with the Notre Dame sisters in 1964. After my initial training, learning the languages, and with some preparation to teach in school, I had the chance of working in various districts of Bihar – Dhanbad, Bhojpur, Munger, etc. Big schools and children from rich families did not satisfy my search. Started visiting and learning about the lifestyle of poor particularly Dalits from 1977 in Bhojpur. Worked with poor and Dalit women under TRYSEM, a government program, from 1980 to 1985 in Munger district. I completed my Graduation from Mysore University and Law from Bangalore University.