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Banarsidas Chandiwala Eye Hospital


Chhota Bariyarpur, NH-28 A, Motihari (East Champaran), Bihar.
Ph: 08809096534

 

Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society
Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi.


The Trust Society

Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society, a registered charitable organisation, has carried forth the Gandhian legacy for over 50 years. The Society was formed on Nov 20, 1951 by the Dynamic and magnanimous late Shri Brijkrishan Chandiwala, a veteran Gandhian, Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist, in the memory of his illustrious father, late Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala. Shri Brijkishan Chandiwala was a simple man but endowed with the mind of a visionary and was awarded ‘PADMASHRI’. He formed the Society with the mission:

‘To Provide Yeomen Service in the Field of Health and Education’

He firmly believed that without the upliftment of the poor, the society at large could never develop – a philosophy he inherited from his grandfather, late Lala Ishwaridas, President of prominent social services foundations, who worked tirelessly and selflessly for the relief of those affected by the great famine of 1856. It was during his period that Lala Ishwaridas constructed a well, a pond and a Bagichi, on the place where the Chandiwala Trust Society stands today, to facilitate the well-being of pilgrims visiting the Kalkaji Temple during religious occasions.

The Trust Society had the honour of being headed by Shri Devdas Gandhi, son of Mahatma Gandhi, in its infancy. After his demise, eminent personalities such as Dr. Sushila Nair and others rallied behind and helped it to grow. In 1985, Shri Autar Krishna took charge of the Society and since then, it has been carrying its good work under his able leadership. Shri Brijkishan Chandiwala was the first Secretary. The Position of Secretary in an all-consuming responsibility and since October 1979, Shri Bhuwan Mohan has carried on his responsibility with great vigour and missionary zeal.

The main objects of the Society are Health, Education and propagation of Gandhian Ideology.

HEALTH

As regards its first objective, the Society established an Ayurvedic Dispensary at Chandiwala Estate, Kalkaji, New Delhi. In 1995, the Society established a state-of-the art Eye Hospital at Chandiwala Estate which is now a multi-specialty hospital and is known as Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Medical Sciences. Almost all the facilities exist in this hospital and it has got specialization in Eyes, Diabetes, ENT, and Physiotherapy etc.

EDUCATION

In 1959, the Society started a girls’ college which is affiliated to Delhi University and is known as JANKI DEVI MEMORIAL COLLEGE. Around 2000 girls study in under graduate and post graduate courses in this college. Besides, it also provides number of vocational training programmes to the needy and poor girls to prepare them to be self-employed. The college is situated at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, Old Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi.

In 1999, the Society established Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Information Technology which runs Masters of Computer Application programme, affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University.

In 1999 itself, the Society established Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology. This is amongst one of the best colleges in Delhi running Hotel Management and Catering Technology Programme and is amongst the top 10 colleges all over India. This is the only college running 4 years degree course affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University and the only Hotel Management Institute that has been accredited by NAAC in whole of India.

In 2003 the Society established a Physiotherapy College known as Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy, which is a 4½ years degree course affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University. In 2009, we also started MPT programme (Masters of Physiotherapy).

In the year 2008, the Society established Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Professional Studies, at its building situated in Dwarka, New Delhi. This institute started running MBA course in 2008. In 2009, it also started BBA courses and BBA Second Shift in 2010. All these courses are duly affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University.

EXECUTION OF GANDHIAN IDEOLOGY

To propagate Gandhian Ideology of helping the society and to give to them the benefits eluding them, the Secretary of the Society Dr. Bhuwan Mohan visited East Champaran from where Gandhiji started his political career in 1917. During his visit, he went to all the places which were connected with Gandhiji, including a primary school as well as middle school. He also attended the annual event organized by CHAMPARAN SANSKIRITIK MAHOTSAV in Motihari (East Champaran), where he was approached by a number of persons who requested him to establish an Eye Hospital in Motihari because people have heard about Chandiwala Estate, which is running an Eye Hospital in Delhi. The Secretary committed to establish an Eye Hospital in Motihari, but the fulfillment of this commitment was a gigantic task. Lots of problems were confronted to open the Eye Hospital. One of them was procurement of land. Offers of land had come from different quarters but all the offers of land had one problem or the other. Many years passed but no concrete proposal could be finalized. It was becoming a burden on the mind of the Secretary, who was feeling very uneasy since he was not able to fulfill his commitment, but was helpless, as procurement of undisputed / clean land in Bihar is a big problem. Ultimately, the Society was in a position to procure this piece of land, where as per the commitment, an Eye Hospital has been constructed. Lot of difficulties arose while the building was being constructed. In Delhi, we used to construct the building within one year of procurement of land, but here we could not find a proper contractor who could construct because the water level was quite high and there was no technology in Motihari where a building of our choice and requirement could be constructed. Anyways, once the construction started, we overcame all the difficulties and brought contractors from Patna as well as Delhi to finish this construction. Now you can see for yourself that a building of such magnitude has been constructed and today we are in a position to invite our Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar ji to inaugurate this hospital, which is dedicated to the people of Motihari in fulfillment of its commitment to them by the Society. This hospital has been built at a cost of Rs.3 crores and it took four years to complete it.

The aim of the Society is that people of this district and surrounding areas are provided with the best eye care facilities here itself instead of traveling to far of places including Nepal, thereby incurring lot of expenses. Now we think that this will be reversed and people from Nepal will visit this place since this hospital will use state of art equipment and the latest technology for operations called PHACCO EMULSIFICATION which a layman calls Laser. This is not the end as Society will also add other sophisticated equipment as per the requirement of the hospital from time to time.

We earnestly hope that the aim & efforts of the Society will bring relief to the people of the area.

CHAIRMEN OF THE TRUST SOCIETY

Shri Devdas Gandhi 20.11.1951 to 1957
Dr. Sushila Nair 22.01.1958 to 03.06.1959
Shri Srikrishan 04.06.1959 to 26.10.1970
Shri Brijkishan Chandiwala 02.11.1970 to 23.03.1985
Shri Autar Krishan 23.03.1985 to Till Date

SECRETARIES OF THE TRUST SOCIETY

Shri Brijkishan Chandiwala 20.11.1951 to 20.05.1956
Shri Hanuman Prasad 21.05.1956 to 28.03.1971
Shri Autar Krishna 28.03.1971 to 13.10.1979
Shri Bhuwan Mohan 13.10.1979 to Till Date


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