Dr MC Dawar Honored with Padma Shri for Providing Affordable Healthcare for 50 Years
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New Delhi (India), 26th Jan 2023: Dr MC Dawar of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, was honored with the fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, by the Government of India on Wednesday evening on the occasion of the 74th Republic Day.
Dr. Dawar was born on January 16, 1946, in Punjab, Pakistan, and after the partition, he shifted to India. In 1967, he completed his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from Jabalpur. He also served in the Indian Army during the Indo-Pak War in 1971 for around a year.
Since 1972, he has been providing health care services to people in Jabalpur at a nominal charge of ₹20.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dawar said, “Hard work pays off sometimes, even if it is delayed.” It is a result of that, and it is with the blessings of the people that I have received this award.
His son Rishi expressed his delight at the award, saying, “We used to think that awards were given only because of their political reach, but the way the government is finding and honoring the people working on the ground, it is a very good thing, and our father has received this award. It is a matter of great pride for us, for our family, and for our city.”
Dr Dawar’s daughter-in-law, Suchita, also expressed her joy at the award, saying it was a great honor for their family.