India Vision Institute Wins India-Australia Business & Community Award For Work In Vision Health And Eye Care
India Vision Institute (IVI), an Indian NGO working to provide access to the underprivileged in remote areas and villages with vision screening and a pair of free spectacles to those in need across 20 states of India and benefiting over 400,000 children and adults, has won the IABCA Community Services Excellence Award (Organisation).
The award was announced at the India-Australia Business and Community Awards (IABCA) Gala in Sydney yesterday in the presence of some 1,000 invited guests. IVI wins the award for achievements that has enhanced community spirit through initiatives empowering rural and remote underprivileged communities in India.
IVI’s CEO, Vinod Daniel, said “IVI is delighted to receive the Award that is a recognition of our contribution to work in the primary eye care and public health sector in India. We are particularly happy to receive an award from a platform such as IABCA that is working to help promote the India-Australia relationship and people-to-people links.”
“The Award will encourage us to work even more with our vision to Augment the Primary Eye Care Capacity of India and help children do well in their studies and adults work better and be more productive,” Mr Daniel added.
Established in 2014, IABCA has accomplished significant growth on an annual basis and now stands as a flagship event in the Australian events calendar.
The IABCA platform attracts over 300 nominations from organisations, social enterprises, and business leaders from across the globe who are advancing the India-Australia relationship. Having partnered with various State and Federal Government agencies across Australia, for nearly a decade, IABCA announced the move of this platform on a biennale basis to India, across Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai.