At least 1,500 students take part in eye donation awareness camp

Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 16:13

New Delhi: At least 1,500 students from 25 schools in Delhi participated in a fortnight-long eye donation awareness camp.

Organised by Venu Eye Institute, a New Delhi-based voluntary organisation, the event concluded here Wednesday. The students wrote slogans and made posters to spread awareness about the cause.

"We wanted to sensitise the students and people towards the need for eye donation by conducting this awareness camp," Jayeeta Bose, an official of the institute, told reporters.
Several families who donated eyes of their kin were also felicitated at the event by former Central Bureau of Investigation chief Joginder Singh.

"My husband wanted someone else to see the world through his eyes after his death. I am proud to be associated with such a noble cause," said Vinita Sachdeva.
An estimated 4.6 million people suffer from corneal blindness in India, an organiser said.

"Many people do not get treatment in time because they do not have access to transplant services," he added.

IANS



First Published: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 16:13
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