Rangoli Competition to Promote Organ Donation held at Metro Station in Chennai
MOHAN Foundation organised a Rangoli competition in association with Chennai Metro Rail Limited to promote the cause of organ donation on 8th February 2020. The venue was the Shenoy Nagar Metro Station, Chennai. This was the second such festival organised at the Metro in Chennai.
The theme of the Rangoli competition was organ donation and it was named அwயாத ேகால க (Unerasable Kolams/Rangoli) with reference to how donated organs can continue living even after the donor’s demise. Colourful, vibrant, innovative and beautiful Rangolis adorned the floor space of the station. The importance of blood donation, eye donation and organ donation were aesthetically and powerfully conveyed. A highly creative team depicted a real-time situation to communicate the importance of green corridor.
The chief guest for the occasion was Mrs. Lingaselvi, a double hand recipient from Chennai. She spoke about her journey – the surgery and recovery, and the way her life had changed positively after receiving the hand transplant. She also shared the experience of meeting the family of her donor in a felicitation ceremony in Kochi and being overwhelmed by their large heartedness. Mrs. Lingaselvi was felicitated by Mr. Pravin Bihani of Alstrut India Private Limited. Prizes were given away to the winners.
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