Mumbai CST bathed in Green : A Tribute to Organ Donors and their Families on National Organ Donation Day
The iconic century-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) railway station, was illuminated in Bright Green on 27th November 2018, India’s National Organ Donation day, to highlight the cause of organ donation that is conventionally represented by a Green ribbon. It symbolises hope for all those waiting for a second chance at life through transplantation. It reminds us of the men, women and children who have died waiting for a life-saving organ. Most importantly, it conveys our gratitude to Organ Donors and their families for giving the supreme gift of all – the gift of life.
This initiative was undertaken by SBI Foundation and MOHAN Foundation who have partnered with each other through the project “Gift Hope, Gift Life”
#LiveTwice: Be an Organ Donor is a campaign launched by SBI Foundation which aims to spread awareness about Organ Donation and urge people to consider signing up online at www.sbif.organdonor.in or call the National Organ Donation 24×7 Toll Free Helpline.
An information booth was also setup by MOHAN Foundation for two days, inside the busy station that is a UNESCO World heritage site and sees an average footfall of around 6.3 lakh passengers per day.
A special awareness activity like Quiz on Organ Donation was held to arouse the public’s curiosity. Also a game was conducted in which human organ cut-outs were kept and people were asked to fix the organs that could be donated onto the human body image in its respective place. The winning group was awarded T-shirts.
About 500 people visited the stall in 2 days and about 100 pledges were taken. Central Railway PRO Mr. Sunil Udasi and SBI Foundation COO, Mr. Nixon Joseph also visited the kiosk, thereby showing their support.
Source-Dr. Jimmy Gupta