Eye donation camp at ground grabs eyeballs
They are not just extending support to the movement against corruption, but are extending their contribution to other areas too. Neelam Pandey reports.delhi Updated: Aug 22, 2011 23:32 IST
They are not just extending support to the movement against corruption, but are extending their contribution to other areas too. On Monday, more than 3,000 people pledged to donate their eyes, thereby extending the anti-corruption movement to philanthropy as well.
The eye donation camp drew a huge number of supporters. The stall had been set up inside the Ramlila Ground where 73-year-old anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare is sitting on an indefinite hunger strike. Here, thousands of people were seen filling up the forms for eye donation.
“We had come to the Ramlila Ground to extend our support to the movement and thought it would be a good idea to use this opportunity for this noble cause. So far more than 3,000 people have registered themselves and the number is continuously rising,” said Shashi Bhushan Singh from Drishti-Lok Foundation and Social Research Society (attached with National Eye Bank, AIIMS).
A number of students were among the many who filled up the form on Monday.
“I had come to Ramlila Ground to be a part of the movement against corruption and I happened to spot the stall where a number of people were filling up forms to donate their eyes. Not a lot of us have the courage to make this contribution, and I felt that I should make a contribution to the society in my little way,” said Rajiv Pandey, an artist.