New Delhi, August 12: ‘Recycle yourself and become an organ donor; you were born with the ability to change someone’s life.’ Lauding the Border Security Force for motivating their personnel towards ‘Organ Donation’ Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that BSF personnel are not only ready to sacrifice their lives in the line of duty by valiantly guarding our frontiers, but now have scaled greater heights in life saving efforts by pledging organ donation.
While initiating function, DG BSF K K Sharma reiterated BSF’s commitment for shouldering social responsibilities of Nation Building. He said the BSF has organised this function in conjunction with NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization) ahead of the Organ Donation Day on 13th August.
BSF men besides dedicating their life for the nation are always eager to contribute for social cause. BSF has started many social drives like running skill development programmes for Divyang, recently signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for Skill Development for border population, helping CRY (Child Rights and You), carrying drug de-addiction campaign, plantation drives for environment protection and the organ donation drives.
Kiren Rijiju mentioned that Director General BSF, K K Sharma has led an example as he and his family have taken pledge as organ donors. He said the number of organ donor pledge takers from the BSF has risen sharply from 1,100 to more than 19,000 now. BSF is a trend setter and by BSF’s initiative, misconceptions about organ donation will be alleviated, he added.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation, so let us pledge to mark the Organ Donation Day and save a life.