More than 1,100 CRPF personnel pledge their organs

In a noble gesture, more than a 1,100 CRPF personnel on Tuesday pledged to donate their organs here to mark the world Organ Donation Day.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2013, 21:05 PM IST

New Delhi: In a noble gesture, more than a 1,100 CRPF personnel on Tuesday pledged to donate their organs here to mark the world Organ Donation Day.

The troopers of the country`s largest paramilitary force took the oath in a joint action with the Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO) of the AIIMS here.

A total of 1,184 personnel took the pledge that they would donate their organs for the needy after death, a senior force official said.

The troopers were administered the oath by CRPF Inspector General (Northern sector) A P Maheshwari.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is country`s largest paramilitary force with close to 3-lakh personnel in its ranks and it is also the mainstay for conducting anti-Naxal operations in various Maoist violence hit states.

PTI