New Delhi: The Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday appealed to the religious leaders and media to encourage people for organ donation by dispelling their doubts and creating awareness on this issue of vital importance.
Addressing a gathering during the launch of the National Campaign for Body-Organs Donation at an event organised by Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti here, the Vice President called organ donation a sensitive issue and emphasised the need for creating a support system for organ donation.
Praising the Samiti for endeavouring to build the right ecosystem in this regard, he said, “Media and social media have a great role in this mission. Every media person must contribute to spread this well-meaning message.”
Conveying his greetings on the occasion of Maharshi Dadhichi Jayanti today, V-P Dhankhar urged everyone to emulate the life and philosophy of the great Sage for “our own happiness and for giving back to the society.”
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Member of Parliament, Sushil Modi, Member of Parliament, Alok Kumar, Senior advocate and Patron of Dadhichi Dehdan Samiti, family members of organ donors, representatives of NGOs from 22 states, doctors and other dignitaries attended the event.