Nepal’s Senior Ophthalmologist Dr. Sanduk Ruit was awarded the National Honor of Prime Minister National Talent Award 2075 on September 22, 2019.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari presented Dr. Ruit with a cash prize of NPR 500,000 in a special ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Monday.
The award was presented to Dr. Ruit for his contribution to the field of Ophthalmology in Nepal.
Praising the Senior Ophthalmologist, Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that he is a shining star in the field of Ophthalmology. Bhandari said that she wishes to see him engage in more research projects and inventions in the days ahead, earning himself more fame.
Dr. Ruit established Tilganga Eye Hospital on his own 30 years ago. The hospital currently serves three countries besides Nepal – Bhutan, China and India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Tilganga Hospital founder said that the hospital has come up with a new technology that will be extended to Asia, Africa and South America.
Besides Dr. Ruit, prominent persons such as Radi Miya and Bikalpa Dhungana were also honored at the event.
President Bhandari presented the Prime Minister National Talent Grant-2075 to Miya and Dhungana. Both the Nepali inventors were presented with a cash prize of NPR 250,000, respectively.
Young Inventor Miya was honored for his contributions to the field of agriculture, with inventions including agricultural tools and technology.
Likewise, Dhungana was honored for his inventions – a solar scooter and smart traffic mask.
The Nepal Government came up with the idea to present the Prime Minister National Talent Award and the Prime Minister National Talent Grant to honor and recognize the efforts of Nepali talents, who make a difference to the country and establish a revolving fund of NPR 22 million in the process.
Speaking about Nepal’s talent, President Bhandari said that Nepal is a fertile land of talents. She added that Nepal is home to many world-famous personalities including Buddha – the precursor of world peace, Bed Byas – creator of the Vedas and Purans, Rhishi Yagyawalkya and Balmiki – composers of the Ramayana.
She assured that the government is committed to encouraging and recognizing people’s contribution to research, innovation, peace, good governance, exploration and development.
“The government has started the culture of honouring genius Nepali citizens. I want to thank the government for its noble initiative,” said President Bhandari.