LVPEI received the Project Management Institute South Asia (PMI South Asia) award in the NGO category for its outstanding project in rural Odisha, aimed at managing Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), a vision-threatening eye condition in preterm babies. The award-winning project, titled 'Screening and Treatment of ROP in Pre-term Babies in 8 Odisha Districts,' has been funded by the Cognizant Foundation. It was implemented by LVPEI’s Mithu Tulsi Chanrai campus in Bhubaneswar in collaboration with National Health Mission and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram. Dr Tapas Ranjan Padhi, the project lead, along with other team members, accepted the award. LVPEI is recognized as a pioneer in starting the ROP screening and management program in India. Since the inception of the program in 1998, LVPEI has successfully managed over 1,00,000 preterm babies for ROP across its network centres.