Raj Bhavan observes International Organ Donation Day.

 

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Hon’ble Governor calls for nationwide movement on organ donation

 

Gangtok, August 13: International Organ Donation Day was observed at Raj Bhavan today. Honorable Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad led the celebration and he was accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary, Shri S. D. Negi, Additional Secretary of Raj Bhavan, Shri B. K. Lama and other officials and staff of Raj Bhavan.

In his brief address, the Honorable Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad called for nationwide movement on organ donation. He urged people to come forward to generate awareness for this noble cause and even during their moment of grief, as a gesture of humanity.

The Honorable Governor urged education and medical institutions to create awareness and put foundation with the thought of organ donation in our future generation as lakhs of people are waiting for kidney and liver transplantation.

The Honorable Governor also talked about the importance of organ donation and how it can save the lives of others.

“Due to a lack of awareness people of Sikkim deprived and needy people who cannot afford the cost of organ transplantation can be benefited. It will make sure to serve society and humanity beyond imagination,” Honorable Governor said. He also informed to initiate an organ donation programme in Sikkim in the near future.

Honorable Governor himself donated his all organ to Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti, Patna, Bihar which is an institution for coordinating and motivating people to look forward for this noble cause and assist them to donate their organs.

The Honorable Governor also held a video conference with executive members of Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti, Bihar.

Through a video conference, the Honorable Governor expressed his gratitude and thanked organ donors who voluntarily donate their organs to save the lives of others.

SANDEEP K RAI, JIA

Raj Bhavan

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