The desire for name, fame and game is the motivating factor for most people to do their best. But there are those who want to work for the satisfaction they derive from it and even pay out of their pocket to accomplish it. Sakib Gore, a resident of Badlapurgaon is one such. For 26 years, he has helped the partially blind and those on the verge of losing their sight.
Known as ‘Drushti Doot’ (giver of sight), he was recently honored with the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Samaj Bhushan award by the social justice ministry, the highest award given by the state government to those working for the upliftment of the oppressed and depressed classes of society.
Lakhs of tribals, Dalits and economically backward classes are able to see only because Sakib persuaded them to undergo cataract surgery as their vision was impaired and helped restore their sight. For Sakib, seeing the joy on the face of one who can see is more important than any award.