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Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu pledges to donate Eyes at Run of Vision programme by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital

Till now 426 people have donated eyes to KMEH out of which 366 have been transplanted successfully

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Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital. Image source: Facebook

Ranchi, Septemeber 03, 2016: Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu announced on Saturday that she will donate her eyes at the Run of Vision programme organised by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital (KMEH), Ranchi.

Talking to IANS, Dr Bharti Kashyap, Medical Director of the KMEH said: “We are obliged that governor madam announced to donate her eyes so that a blind person can see the world. We express our deep gratitude to the governor.”

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“We have been organising Run For Vision programme for the last 11 years to create awareness among people of the state to donate their eyes. According to reports, in our country every year 25,000 to 30,000 people suffer from blindness due to cornea related problems. Cornea cannot be purchased and can only be transplanted from one human being to another,” she added.

Till now 426 people have donated eyes to KMEH out of which 366 have been transplanted successfully.

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Leaders who have announced to donate eyes to KMEH include Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, former Chief Minister and BJP leader Arjun Munda among others.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said: “Of the 37 million people suffering from blindness in the world 10 million are from India. There is a need to create awareness by organising camps.” (IANS)

  • Arya Sharan

    Great move by the leaders, it will increase awareness about eye donation and will consequently help the blind population.

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Deepika Padukone Receives Award for Raising Mental Health Awareness

On the work front, Deepika will be soon seen in the Meghna Gulzar-directed "Chhapaak"

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Apart from Deepika, artist Theaster Gates and choreographer Jin Xing have also been felicitated with the Annual Crystal Award. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured by the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress to featured in Davos 2020 winners list.

Honoured to receive the award, Deepika said: “With more than 300 million people suffering with the illness, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world today and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

“It is therefore increasingly clear that, now more than ever before, we need to aggressively address what is an invisible and overlooked health and social burden.I am humbled and deeply honoured to be chosen for this year’s Crystal Award and dedicate the award to the millions around the world who experience stress, anxiety and depression, and other forms of mental illness.”

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Actress Deepika Padukone has been honoured by the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress to featured in Davos 2020 winners list. Wikimedia Commons

On the work front, Deepika will be soon seen in the Meghna Gulzar-directed “Chhapaak”. The film os co-produced by Deepika and Meghna, and is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. She also features in Kabir Khan’s “’83” as cricketer Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev.

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Apart from Deepika, artist Theaster Gates and choreographer Jin Xing have also been felicitated with the Annual Crystal Award. (IANS)