Kasturi Bhattacharjee, the director (Clinical & Academics) of Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya (SSDN), Guwahati has bagged six prestigious awards at the 80th annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Conference (AIOC) which was held recently in Mumbai.
Bhattacharjee is the only ophthalmologist from Northeast India to receive the Col Rangachari Award, CS Reshmi Award and ET Selvam Award which are regarded as prestigious in this field.
“I am privileged to receive these honours. These recognitions are not just for me but these mean a lot to my organisation and the region as well. I hope these recognitions will inspire the young ophthalmologists to work on innovations and novel research areas,” said Bhattacharjee.
She has been honoured for her outstanding research in the field of eye care over the years. Bhattacharjee has vowed to continue her work in the field of research and help the younger generations.
AIOC is an association of 25,000 ophthalmologists who cultivate and promote the study and practice of ophthalmic sciences, research and human resource development with a view to render service to the community and promote social contacts among ophthalmologists of the country.
On her organisation – the SSDN – Bhattacharjee said: “Alongside its primary community service and clinical responsibilities, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya has also emerged as one of the finest research institutions in the Northeast. Since the time of its inception, it has been part of several research projects pertaining to the field of ophthalmology, at both national as well as international levels.”