Bengaluru: The country’s first memorial for organ donors will be inaugurated by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. 

The inauguration will take place on National Organ Donation Day through virtual platform on November 27. 

The memorial is an effort to recognise the donors, by whose donations, the lives of many have been saved. 

The names of donors, whose organs saved the lives of 120 people not only in Rajasthan but also in Delhi and Mumbai, will be etched on the memorial, reports Times of India. 

The structure, which celebrates the precious souls from the state who donated their organs, is in the form of a sculpture inspired by Jaipur’s iconic Jantar Mantar. It portrays life looking at cosmic heavens in gratitude, compassion and love.

It is being built jointly by the Mohan Foundation Jaipur Cultural Forum (MFJCF) and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). 

“The organ donors’ memorial will keep encouraging people on the theme of ‘ek khamoshi-anek muskaan, aaokarein angdaan', for organ donation,” the website quoted Rajiv Arora, founder chairman, MFJCF, as saying. 

The state has come a long way after the first cadaver donation in 2015. Since then, 38 families have donated organs of their near and dear ones after being declared brain dead.

It is to be noted that many of the donors have been accident victims whose families were counselled into the generous act, the website adds. 

“The memorial will send a message that don’t take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows they are needed on earth,” said Bhavna Jagwani, convenor, MFJCF.
With the cadaver organ donations from the state, over 120 people have been given a new lease of life.

The organisation’s founder trustee, Anil Bakshi, said that it has the names of all donors. Mohit, a resident of Alwar, was the first who donated his organs in 2015.

“We wait in line at the grocery store, at doctor’s clinic, but nothing is quite like waiting for a lifesaving organ. You can help by registering as an eye and tissue donor today,” said Govind Gurbani, member, MFJCF as the website adds further.