Awareness campaign held on organ donation

CII-Young Indians (Yi) Mysuru Chapter, as part of its ongoing awareness campaign, organised dance flash mob where shoppers at the Mall of Mysuru got a happy surprise on Monday in the city as 60 medical students from Mysuru Medical College danced to raise awareness and support for saving lives through organ donation. A large crowd gathered around as medical students danced to popular tunes followed by registration of the donors.

The ongoing initiative is spearheaded by Yi Members BharathDevarajappa as convenor andShraddha Pathak as co-convenor supported by Yi chair Ramya Bopanna, Yi co-chair Akshara Kumar, members Pradeep Manjunath, Nupur Sonthalia over the last one month touched directly close to 10,000 people through various awareness campaigns like sessions in the industry premises, walkathon at the Kote AnjanayaSwamy temple, skit play by the team from Automotive Axles and enthralling flash mob performance at Mall of Mysuru and ComicX Expo using various placards and slogans like ‘Be a donor,  Be a Hero’, ‘Your signature is all it takes to save lives’. The flash mob video can be viewed on YouTube “Young Indians Organ Donation Flash Mob”.

“People are dying every day, and it is very important to spread awareness and people need to know about organ donation. There are so many other ways you can donate and help others, leading hospital have come forward towards this noble cause and public are most welcome to meet us to know more,” said  Dr SalahuddinGhori, Secretary, Organ Transplant Committee, JSS Hospital.

Interacting with crowd post flash mob, Ramya Bopanna, Bharath Devrajappa and Shraddha Pathak said: “Organ donation has always been a subject of myth and lack of awareness among the people. Our objective is to break the myth and we intend Mysuru should lead the way. When you lose a loved one, you can get great comfort from knowing they have saved someone else’s life.”

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