Bhubaneswar: The inaugural session of the Dadhichi award ceremony was organised by the Body & Organ Donation Initiative (BODI) under the aegis of the Lok Sevak Mandal and The Samaja here on Sunday.
Organ donation is an act of humanity and sacrifice and the donors give a new lease of life to the unfortunate victims of organ failure. This was stated by Nalco CMD Dr Tapan Kumar Chand while addressing the ceremony.
He said myths and religious and cultural taboos about organ donation need to be dispelled. He particularly appreciated BODI president Dr Pravas Acharya’s lifelong commitment to save lives and believed that Odisha is set to lead the way for organ donation in the country.
Committed towards gifting a new life, 500 donors, who have registered for organ and body donation, were honoured on the occasion and conferred with the Dadhichi Samman.
Inaugurating the programme, State Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera lauded the organisers for motivating people towards this noble cause. Behera pledged to donate his organs too.