Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi and her husband, renowned lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, have pledged to donate their organs.
Not everyone is lucky enough to receive an organ donation as it is still considered a taboo in India due to many religious misbeliefs.
Researchers have suggested that cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind.
In a noble gesture, a 19-year-old youth, brought in a critical condition after being knocked down by a car, donated his eyes before breathing his last at the Medical College Hospital here.
The Bombay High Court asked the union government whether it is possible to make eye-donation mandatory whenever a body is sent for post mortem.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Singh on Thursday pledged to donate their eyes.
At least 1,500 students from 25 schools in Delhi participated in a fortnight-long eye donation awareness camp.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai