L V P E I Experience - L V Prasad Eye Institute

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Dr Taraprasad Das, Dr G Chandra Sekhar, Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Mr S K Pathak, Mrs Kokil Pathak, Dr Prashant Garg, Dr Sujata Das and Dr Krishna Charan Padhy at the inauguration of the Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education at Bhubaneswar on February 24, 2012

Mr S K Pathak is one of the early entrepreneurs who went from India to set up a business in Dubai. He is the founder, major shareholder and Chairman of ABM Group, Dubai, consisting of Al Basti and Mukhta LLC, Bilt Middle East LLC, Al Basti Inks Industry LLC and Ductfab LLC companies. The ABM Group has contributed to the rapidly changing face of Dubai and has earned a reputation of delivering high quality projects, ranking among the top engineering and construction establishments in the region.

Mr Pathak obtained his BA and MA in Economics from the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has been involved in ventures worldwide in areas as diverse as hotels, tea plantations, healthcare and publication, among others. He has also served on the Dubai Advisory Board of Coutts & Co, one of the world's leading private banks.

In 2011, Mr Pathak received the highest honor bestowed by the Oxford University, UK. He was inducted by Lord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University, into the prestigious Chancellor's Court of Benefactors. This honor is reserved strictly for those whose philanthropic leadership has been exemplary.

Mr Pathak endowed a permanent scholarship fund and financed the redeveloped graduate accommodation, now known as 'SKP House' in Exeter College, Oxford University, UK. The scholarship fund supports outstanding Indian students, who wish to undertake graduate studies at Oxford University in subjects that are linked to the economic development of India.

Mr Pathak, accompanied by his wife Mrs Kokil Pathak, first visited L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, on January 18, 2010, as a patient and was very impressed with the quality of eye care being offered to a large cross-section of the people. On subsequent visits, he saw all the activities of the institute, including the research work as well as the training programs for various levels of eye care professionals and administrators. He expressed a wish to support the educational programs of the institute, by setting up a fund for a "Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education" at the LVPEI campus in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and another one in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Mr E S L Narasimhan, laid the foundation stone for the Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education at the Visakhapatnam campus on July 20, 2011.

The Residence Hall, "Inspiration", of the Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education (PACE) was inaugurated by Mrs Kokil and Mr Krishna Pathak at the Bhubaneswar campus on February 24, 2012.