Gangtok, 13 Aug:
International Organ Donation Day was observed at Raj Bhavan today. Governor Ganga Prasad led the celebration and he was accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary, SD Negi, Additional Secretary of Raj Bhavan, BK Lama and other official and staffs of Raj Bhavan.
In his brief address, the Governor, Ganga Prasad stressed on 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 Governor also talked about the importance of organ donation and how it can save lives of others.
“Due to a lack of awareness on organ donation, there is a huge gap between organ donors and needy people. We must pledge ourselves and motivate others for this noble cause to save life of others,” said Governor. He also informed to initiate organ donation programme in Sikkim in near future.
Governor also associated with Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti, Patan Bihar and already pledged and donated his body after his death. Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti is working tirelessly across the nation to promote and spread the message of organ donation amongst the general public.
On the occasion, Governor also attended video conference with executive members of Dadhichi Dehdaan Samiti, Bihar which was joined by Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi.
Through video conference, Hon’ble Governor expressed his gratitude and thanked organ donors who voluntarily donate their organs to save the lives of others.