GUWAHATI, Nov 3 - A memorial meet of trade union leader Subodh Sarkar and his wife, educationist Rekha Sarkar, held at the Sanatan Pujabari auditorium at Barsapara recently, resolved to form a branch of the Ellora Vigyan Mancha to spread awareness on organ and body donation after death and sensitising the people on this vital issue.
An Ellora Vigyan Mancha branch was formed at the meeting with Manoj Roy, Joydeep Nandi, Dr Anil Choudhury and Sudipta Sarkar as convenors.
Addressing the function held on the occasion, Dr Joydev Sarma, Vice Principal of Gauhati Medical College and working president of Ellora Vigyan Mancha, stressed the need for after-death organ and body donation as well as blood donation against the disturbing backdrop of thousands of fatalities in the country every year for want of organ transplant.
He said thousands of people die every year after failing to get organ transplant, which again is linked to the abysmal lack of awareness on the issue.
Similarly, thousands of people are languishing without eyesight as the country still does not have enough number of cornea donors whereas by pledging to donate one�s eyes after death could bring great succour to the blind.
The meeting, held under the presidentship of Jyotirmoy Purkayastha, president of the Barsapara Unnayan Samiti, recalled the contributions of trade union leader Subodh Sarkar and educationist Rekha Sarkar.