DERGAON, April 1 - An organisation named Sahay, which was formed by a scribe at Badulipar in Golaghat district on March 25, 2006, held an awareness camp on March 24 last in sync with its 14th foundation day.
The organisation has in the meantime been generating awareness against superstitions and occasionally holding voluntary blood donation camps and trying to popularise body donation for medical purpose, workshop on skill development, etc.
Significantly, 10 local citizens, mostly elderly, vowed to donate their bodies after death for medical education during the awareness drive held on March 24.
The persons who promised to donate their bodies are Rajen Rajkhowa (67) of Kanaighat, Jiban Saikia (61) of Kuruabahi, Anil Chandra Sarmah (71) of Kuruabahi, Indira Bora (73) of Bengenakhowa, Shanti Handique ( 77) of Bengenakhowa, Chiranjeelal Agarwalla (68) of Golaghat town, Minakshee Gogoi (58) of Badulipar, Dulali Khound Thakur (45) of Dergaon, Kalpana Saikia (65) of Golaghat and Abhilash Baruah (65) of Golaghat.
Their wills to donate their bodies after death were registered at Golaghat judicial court.
�We are doing our level best to fight against superstitions among the masses,� the founding president of the organisation Chandan Gogoi said.
Incidentally, the then secretary of Badulipar Regional Journalists� Association Chandan Gogoi founded the organisation as he had to face serious scarcity of blood during the delivery of his only son on March 25, 2005.