The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017,Dr.Bharti Kashyap
Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017: Dr. Bharti Kashyap has been waging a war against loss of eyesight among the poor and the destitute for the past 23 years and has dedicated her life for the well-being of women and children in the tribal and primitive tribal areas of Jharkhand. Apart from being the Founder Director of an NABH accredited tertiary care eye-super-specialty hospital in Ranchi, Jharkhand, she has also set up a trust named Kashyap Memorial Eye Bank, through which she conducts free eye camps for children in Jharkhand. By now she has screened 17 lakh school children, given free spectacles and operated children suffering from cataract enabling the school dropouts to go back to school. Through her relentless efforts she succeeded to receive first post humous eye donation of Bihar and jharkhand and did first cornea transplant with her husband Dr. B. P. Kashyap in 1995.
Dr. Bharti Kashyap : Winner of Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017
Through Kashyap Memorial Eye Bank, the first active eye bank of Bihar and Jharkhand by Dr Kashyap, she has helped break the taboo of organ donation by encouraging people to come forward for eye donation.
Dr Kashyap also has the credit of organising mega women health camps frequently in naxal affected tribal and primitive tribal areas to screen women for cervical cancer and also focusing on Cryo treatment of cervical pre-cancer stage at camp site thus giving new lease of life to hundreds of women.
Dr. Bharti Kashyap-nari shakti samman 2018-Dr. Bharti Kashyap
Through her determination and enthusiasm for the social cause, has proved that an ophthalmologist with busy professional practice taking care of a family at the same time can also do a phenomenal amount of Social Service to make a New India of everyone’s dreams.The Nari Shakti Puraskar for the year 2017 to Dr. Bharti Kashyap.